Already a big thing in Asia, Colin Lin’s newspaper recycled ballet flats come to you as the green alternative to the regular Christmas Shopping list! Her flats look lovely and they have such a great conscience!
Handmade from three and a half pages of Taiwanese language newspaper, each pair is equally focused on comfort and fashion as it is on the environment issues. (the story continues right after the jump with more images!)
Colin Lin’s newspaper shoes take 3-4 hours to make (each) and retails for $100-150. She also does bags, from the same material, selling for appx $260 (the bags take 2-3 days to complete). Taking out the usual chemicals involved in the shoemaking process, Colin Lin’s shoes have a cotton lining in the back and also a plastic coating for the shiny looks.
I wonder how Louboutin (and all the other glitzy designers) would feel about eco-conscious shoes and if ever JLo will consider singing a song about green shoes… Colin Lin is the anti-star by saying that she’s alright with other manufacturers copying her idea:
“I only contribute very little to recycling all the newspapers dumped everyday around the world. But other footwear and bag manufacturers may want to copy my idea and so contribute their own share to dealing with the problem.”