JD Women | November 1, 2019

Rethinking Waste: Converse Renew is Back!

Fresh from the first drop in Summer, Converse just added a whole load of new styles to their Renew collection and we are in LOVE (again).

Over the last 100 years, Converse has constantly reworked and refreshed the iconic All Star, with new colourways, collabs and more givin’ us our much-needed Converse fix.

When they launched Renew, they introduced a whole new era of Converse design. Though the collection looks and feels just like the OG styles, each upper is actually built from used plastic bottles. Yaaas.

converse renew collection

What’s Renew?

Didn’t catch Renew the first time around? Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in.

Starting as an answer to the question “what can’t you make Converse out of?”, Converse decided to go down the sustainable route – purely because it’s the right thing to do! There’s a huge focus RN on how we can all live more efficiently and go green, and Renew is their ongoing commitment to create sneakers in more innovative and sustainable ways.

Rethinking unwanted waste, Converse are taking plastic and transforming it into a fabric that looks and feels just like the original All Star. Without compromising on the look or feel, they’ve managed to craft the iconic canvas upper out of 100% recycled polyester. This comes from used plastic bottles and there’s roughly 6 bottles in each pair! Not only this, the laces are also made from recycled materials too. ♻️♻️

The Latest from the Collection

Adding to the first drop, Converse has expanded the Renew collection, with fresh colourways and new styles giving us all the eco-friendly feels.

The iconic Chuck Taylor All Star Renew Canvas High has been joined by a navy colourway. which sports ‘Life’s too short to waste’ stamped to the sidewalls. As well as a green and natural colourway of the All Star Renew Canvas Low, now you can cop a statement platform style too! In a black colourway, check out the All Star Renew Platform Lift – guaranteed to take your sneak game up a serious level.

Wanna’ do you bit for the environment? Shop the entire Converse Renew collection on site now.

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