Bags made of pineapple leaves, wooden glasses, towels with natural prints ...
In the offer, we found great innovations. Marita Moreno, the winner of the "II Fashion, Sustainability and Business Award" created by Momad, presented the most biodegradable sustainable shoes we have known so far. The sole is made of a material called Bolflex, made of 30% natural rubber and 70% recycled rubber. Inside you can see threads recovered from the textile industry, which gives it a unique design. At the tip, recycled rubber is used to join natural materials such as cork, straw, and wood. The rest of the shoe is made with Piñatex (leftover pineapple leaves) and Bananatex (leftover banana leaves).
As a design, we fell in love with the new Troopers, sneakers in which the brand uses a 100% recycled sole (70% recycled sole and 30% compacted old shoes to give stability). From Marita Moreno we would also like to highlight her collection of bags, with models in cork, permeable paper, Malai (cellulose created with coconut leaves) and Piñatex. The designer tells us that they are all done manually by José Manuel de la Cruz, a 75-year-old craftsman who handcrafted each of these wonders that, once presented to the public, are replicated by ethical factories in Portugal.
Another brand that surprised us is Atelier Costà. They presented a Shopping Bags made of Papyrus paper, 100% recyclable and waterproof, stain-proof, washable and with high tear resistance. With an ultramodern design for today's fast life, these bags are a solution for our day-to-day lives, since they can be stored anywhere. Atelier Costà also presented a line of very original and colorful bags that nobody would say have been made with the remains of discarded PET bottles. We also liked the sandals made with 100% natural materials, very comfortable and with a design very in line with the trends that are coming.