Alpha Velcro: The corn shoe by Zèta The family is growing! Our goal: to upgrade what already exists. Zèta is above all a brand of zero-waste sneakers made entirely from recycled, recyclable and vegan materials. Our sneakers are only created from end-of-life materials. After a first collection Alpha in grapes, Zèta does not want to stop there. Almost two years ago, when we launched our first grape collection, we knew we would come to diversify. After much testing and research, the choice fell on a new plant material in maize. We innovate on the material side, but our DNA remains unchanged. Still as transparent.Still as comfortable. Always so ecological. The Alpha Velcro model: a corn sneaker The Velcro sneaker as for the Alpha model is made from recycled, recyclable and vegan materials. It's a velcro sneaker made from corn waste. The exterior of the shoe is made with corn vegetable leather obtained from bio-PU and recycled polyester. No more petroleum-derived polyurethane! The must ? Harvesting corn does not impact the food chain. Approved by PETA (vegan label) and certified GRS (Global Recycle Standard), this innovative material is a real alternative to fossil fuels thanks to its vegetable composition, derived from renewable resources. Other materials of the corn sneaker remain unchanged! The inner lining is made from mesh made from plastic bottles fished out of the Mediterranean, the eyelets are made from (recyclable) plastic, the removable insole is made from recycled cork, the outsole from recycled synthetic rubber (70%) and finally, the glue is made of upgraded latex. The grain on the cake? Our packaging is eco-responsible thanks to the use of recycled cardboard! Unchanged values Choosing the short circuit As with the Alpha model, we have taken care to find suppliers close to our manufacturing workshop in Portugal. We only work with European partners to minimize our carbon footprint. A transparent approach The fashion industry today is backwards. By offering a cleaner and more accessible alternative, Zèta is committed to being as transparent as possible with its customers. We communicate without taboo on the manufacture of our shoes, the materials used or the working conditions of the manufacturers. We have nothing to hide, on the contrary we want to tell you their story. Durable and recyclable quality materials All our sneakers are made with vegetable leathers which have a lower carbon footprint than animal leather. We're not perfect, but we try to do our best and source quality suppliers to provide eco-responsible recycled sneakers. Moreover, if your pair is too worn to be worn, we take it back for free to transform it into green fuel thanks to the Gebetex sorting center. The loop is finally closed! DISCOVER THE VELCRO PATTERN Our latest article: Veganism, a truly ecological diet? Back to Blog Leave a comment Last name * E-mail * Comment * Please note that comments must be approved before they will be published.