Lakat Sustainables shoes now come in brighter hues

Launched in 2021 by eco-entrepreneurs Mike and Banj Claparols, Lakat Sustainables has taken the local fashion scene by storm with its take on sustainable footwear made with a very Filipino material: pineapple fibers. This time, the brand presents a new color story that invites everyone to step forward with fun, vibrant and adventurous hues.

Lakat Sustainable sneakers in Cosmos, Ether and Daytime

For its spring-summer offer, the house brand dyes its low-top and high-top sneakers in three new colors. The first is the Daytime with an intense shade of yellow, an easy way to add sunshine to any ensemble. Next is Ether, a cool slate of gray inspired by vibrant city summer scenes. Finally, the Cosmos, a pair with a deep navy tone that captures the magic of summer evenings under the stars.

Lakat Sustainables derives its name from a Hiligaynon and Cebuano term which in English means “to walk” or “to go for a walk or leisure stroll” or “to leave one’s house to go to public places”. Ethical fashion is at the core, and it does this by using discarded leaves usually discarded after the pineapple harvest and working with hand weavers from Kabankalan in southern Negros. This makes its products vegan, eco-friendly, and definitely championing Filipino artisans.

“In the sustainable fashion space, introducing new colorways is often a major challenge,” says the brand. “Typically, dyes are made from toxic chemicals, petroleum and coal. Lakat Sustainables only works with azo-free dyes, which are environmentally friendly. When applied to fabrics, they absorb faster, reducing water consumption. Major players in the sustainability movement have opted for azo-free dyes in their production methods instead of chemicals. »

The latest colors from Lakat Sustainables along with your favorite styles will be showcased at Katutubo until May 22 at Bench Tower, 30th Street, Taguig.

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