Allbirds Shoes - Mother Nature Made Them Do It
With a passion for natural resources, a desire to drive positive change in their environmental impact and a commitment to producing high quality products, Allbirds Shoes share many of our core values at Crew à la Mode.
Based in San Francisco, Allbirds is a company that prides themselves in designing environmentally friendly footwear. They also happen to be incredibly stylish, designed with fit and function in mind and the company is a certified B Corporation. For us, they tick all the right boxes and we are proud to recommend them and supply their products as an excellent eco-uniform option.
A native of New Zealand, Co-owner Tim Brown was always well versed in the magical qualities of merino wool. Inherently curious, he began asking himself why such a remarkable, sustainable resource was virtually absent in the footwear industry. And with that spirit of wonder, the Allbirds journey began.
After years of researching and tinkering, Tim teamed up with Joey Zwillinger, an engineer and renewables expert. Together, they crafted a revolutionary wool fabric made specifically for footwear. The outcome? An entirely new category of shoes inspired by natural materials, and an ongoing mantra to create better things in a better way.
We particularly love the Allbirds ‘Tree Skippers,’ which offer understated style in a shoe that’s built from nature and fits seamlessly into any situation, be it on deck or terra firma. Crafted from eucalyptus tree fibre, the material is breathable and silky-smooth, complete with a cooling effect to keep you light on your feet. It’s naturally-derived and renewable, too, meaning it’s much friendlier to the environment than traditional shoe materials.
The Wool Runners range are remarkable shoes that are naturally soft, offering supreme comfort for those long days on your feet, and what’s more, never compromise on style. Machine washable, with lightweight soles, expert cushioning and friction control and with S-curve tread array designed to mimic the anatomical flexibility of your feet, these shoes will be your friends for the long haul.
The team at Crew à la Mode look forward to recommending their eco-friendly footwear to clients on a regular basis, from now on.