Launched in October 2018, DopeKicks wants to be something different — describing itself as a team of entrepreneurs trying to “disrupt this very dirty industry with 100% vegan, ecological solutions, made with cool materials that everyone can afford”.
Similar to most shoes on the market, the soles are made from rubber. But DopeKicks stresses that the company “decided to go the extra mile” and “clean up what our competitors left behind” by partnering with Portugues outsole manufacturers to create upcycled soles made from old shoes.
The young businessman already has a global footprint: he recently spent just over a year working in Marketing and PR for OpenSignal Telecom, a company based in London, following periods working in Marketing in Lisbon. He also holds a Master of Science degree, completed with connections to Zhejiang University, China; Purdue University, United States of America; and emlyon business school, France.
DopeKicks plan to start shipping in November 2019.Tags: sustainability, sustainable fashion