Aplo: The world’s comfiest sandal for sustainable living.
Aplo, the sustainable sandal brand, is today announcing the launch of the newest go-to sandal that marries style and sustainability for all-day, all-occasion use. Developed and manufactured in Greece, Aplo has been designed by Greek-Italian Iacopo Capone, and built to ensure wearers are guaranteed maximum comfort all day long, while also helping to reduce waste on a global scale.
Available to pre-order on Kickstarter from 3rd June 2021, the sandals sport a modern, elegant design, and are made from buttery smooth memory foam, are odor-free, water-resistant, and anti-bacterial. Aplo’s will be available in multiple colours, including Black, Sand Beige, Amber, Flamingo Pink and Sky Blue.
Each pair of Aplo’s takes no shortcuts on comfort and style, and the same is true of sustainability; they’re made from 95% recycled and natural materials and shipped in 100% recyclable packaging. The company is also the first in Greece to use innovative 3D knitting technology. This means that manufacturing takes 30% less material and 80% less energy than a standard pair of recycled plastic footwear, producing fewer C02 emissions as a result.
Over 15 billion shoes are produced worldwide each year, resulting in 3% of total greenhouse emissions. Furthermore, every minute 1 million bottles used to create shoes are sold internationally, with as many as 92% of those not recycled.
Iacopo Capone, founder of Aplo, comments: “From day one, Aplo’s mission has always had the environment in mind. Our commitment is to create a pair of sandals that do not sacrifice comfort, elegance, or sustainability, and all at a low price point.
“Our aim is to continue to innovate and update our products in future as we learn about better materials or better processes to ensure we’re being as environmentally friendly as possible.”
A partner in the production Aplo, and leading shoe designer maker AKL, adds: “Iacopo has created a brand that is unique, creating timeless sandals that last. Aplo’s new product range has tested the capabilities of sustainable fashion and highlighted a gap in the European market for sustainable, comfortable and elegant shoes”.
Aplo Sandals is available to pre-order on Kickstarter from €49 with estimated delivery of 20th June 2021.