Louis Vuitton's first ever unisex sneaker, Charlie, has been making waves in the fashion industry for two reasons. Firstly, its design bridges the gap between menswear and womenswear and secondly, its eco-friendly design means you won't have to worry about your carbon footprint.
Described as a test model in its ongoing efforts to switch to a company-wide eco-design process, the French luxury house have made sure that the Charlie sneaker marks a significant move forward in terms of eco-responsibility. The sneaker challenges all the current standards thanks to its eco-conception featuring 90% recycled and bio-sourced materials.
Revealed on 12 November, the sneaker's packaging is also sustainable - making the shoe an all round winner. Louis Vuitton has redesigned the traditional packaging, protecting Charlie with a felt made with TENCEL™ and branded fibres that are all certified by the Forest Stewardship Council: its shoebox is made up of recycled cardboard and can also double up as a bag.
For those worried about how much their fashion habit is affecting their sustainable practices, worry no more. Fashion doesn't always have to mean waste - a message Louis Vuitton carry out through their sustainable development plan 'Our Committed Journey' - a Louis Vuitton initiative that falls in line with the LIFE360 (LVMH Initiatives For the Environment) plan.