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Allbirds Wants Others To Copy Its Open-Source, Zero-Carbon High Top Sneakers


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If there’s one thing Allbirds is known for, it’s its innovative eco-friendly sneakers. Now, the brand has launched its latest design, the high-top M0.0NSHOT, which doesn’t boast a completely zero-carbon footprint but comes with open-source instructions to be replicated.

The sock-like shoe features an upper made from merino wool sourced from regenerative sheep-raising farms in New Zealand, while the mid-sole comprises a carbon-sequestering material dubbed Superlight Foam, a different iteration of the brand’s initial SweetFoam.

Back in 2018, Allbirds made the production instructions for the sugar cane-derived SweetFoam, which was initially developed by biotechnology firm Braskem, open-source as well. Other components of the Moonshot make use of Mango Materials, which use captured methane as feedstock to form bioplastic.

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