Node: Fighting deforestation with fashionable footwear from agricultural waste

Plant-based Bio Sneakers © Node

Using patented technology developed with Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Node turns farm waste and plant materials into biodegradable vegan footwear and shoe components to help fight deforestation.

In the last few years, greater environmental awareness and the rise of conscious fashion have prompted manufacturers to explore new materials and innovations. In Indonesia, startups like Mycotech and Bell Society have created vegan leather from mushrooms and cellulose obtained through bacterial fermentation. A fellow young Indonesian brand, Node, has now ventured into sustainable fashion, with biodegradable vegan shoes and sandals made from farm waste and other natural materials.Taking their name from an abbreviation of the phrase “no deforestation,” Node is the first company in Indonesia to u...
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