30 Sep '11, 5pm

The Dutch label that invented a sneaker that blooms is debuting the world’s first certified-biodegradable leather shoe

The Dutch label that invented a sneaker that sprouts flowers is gunning for another first: the world’s premier certified-biodegradable leather shoe. OAT’s new “Limited Skin” collection is a series of vividly hued high- and low-tops lined with organic-cotton fleece and soft pique cotton. The leathers, a product of Hulshof Royal Dutch Tanneries in Lichtenvoorde, are tanned using nontoxic agents and designed to be 100 percent biodegradable. “When Hulshof approached us with ots mission to make the first certified biodegradable leather in the world, we jumped to the opportunity to be their launching customer,” says Christiaan Maats, OAT’s founder and head designer. “We wanted to support their initiative and we thought some blazing colors would be a good way for people to dribble the dark days of winter.”

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