ACBC, the first and only B Corp company in the Italian footwear world, presents BeyondPlastic™, a green innovation for the first time on the market, that will change the production of shoe heels, completely abandoning traditional fossil materials. By renewing its mission of producing green products with an innovative approach and producing innovative products with a green approach, with BeyondPlastic™ the company ensures the production of bio-based, recyclable and biodegradable heels, confirming an increasingly marked attention to protect the resources of the planet.
“For more than four years ACBC has been on the market as a sustainable leader in the fashion world; – declares Gio Giacobbe, CEO of ACBC, the various collaborations undertaken with big names in the fashion industry have shown us a widespread desire for change, but they also helped us to understand the importance of supporting companies in a path towards controlled, certified and aware production”.
The new heel developed exclusively with Del Brenta, a heel manufacturer specialised in the creation, design and production of heels, wedges and plateaus for footwear, has obtained the production and technology validation that has allowed ACBC to obtain the patent for this important novelty: “Our ACBC zero fossil fuel proposal translates into three different types of technologies: Flora, Ricinus and Ricinus Oyster, to which we arrived as a result of research and development that made them strictly bio-based, preserving important composition and sustainability features. – says Edoardo Iannuzzi, Chief Sustainability Officer of ACBC – The next collaborations will see the use of these new alternatives to plastic, trying to get closer to entirely green and sustainable footwear”.
Flora is a material which derives from microorganisms, a natural polymer with biodegradable and recyclable properties: basically, being as natural as wood, in terms of production it can be managed like a fossil material. Ricicnus, instead, derives from castor beans, a non-biodegradable technology, but bio-based and recyclable. Also castor cultivation is sustainable, which does not require water and fertilisers and grows in desert areas. Finally, Ricinus Oyster derives from castor beans and oyster shell waste and is proposed as a non-biodegradable, but bio-based and recyclable technology.