19 Jul '13, 5pm

Sustainably Produced Sneakers--Made At A Living Wage

Sustainably Produced Sneakers--Made At A Living Wage

(English: Amazonian rainforest, upper Amazon basin, Loreto region, Peru. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A sneaker that can help save the rainforest, provide a liveable wage for farmers, and look good, too. That’s the mission of Piola Footwear, a two-and-a-half year old startup based in Lyon, France. It began when one of the co-founders, Antoine Burnier , was in Peru working with street children. While he was there he encountered a bunch of rubber producers in the rainforest whose methods produced beautiful work, but meant the destruction of trees. Then, about three years ago, he decided to spend a semester studying at the University of Cincinnati and he met Josh Rudd, who was in the fourth year of a five year business program. An inveterate entrepreneur, Rudd had started his own landscaping business at the age of 15 and sold it “for a good amount”. He also had his eye on starti...

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