Aussie Shoes From Recycled Water Bottles

Rebecca Varidel
23rd Oct 2019

More Than A Shoe

BeauTex Designs use fabric made from recycled water bottles, keeping discarded plastic out of the ocean and landfill.

Taking a step in the right direction with a circular business model, Australian designed and owned, BeauTex Designs has launched as an sustainable and ethical workwear manufacturer creating a more sustainable future, with waste minimisation, transparency, re-use and ethical trade practises at the forefront of all operations.

Saying no to landfill and yes to re-use, the product range includes a stylish range of shoes and trade accessories, all of which conform to the BeauTex standards. Working with suppliers to harness the potential of waste products, giving them a second life, BeauTex launches with a range of footwear designs that use an intelligent fabric, allowing each shoe to made from 12x 500mL recycled plastic water bottles, keeping discarded plastic out of the ocean and landfill. BeauTex shoes are also water repellent, bleach resistant and made from 100% recycled materials.

Created by entrepreneur and designer Brooke Jones, who after successfully launching Sonder Place, an Australian boutique with the goal of harnessing a circular economy, realised her environmental design philosophy could extend beyond the retail walls. BeauTex was born; an intelligent, versatile, unisex and environmentally sustainable workwear brand suitable for a variety of occupations and trades, made from 100% recycled materials.

“Our products are crafted from high quality, intelligent fabrics that are made to last and not end up in land-fill. The footwear BeauTex is launching with features shoe soles that are made from repurposed rubber and built for comfort and style with 6mm foam support. It was my goal to offer textiles that won’t get damaged in the surroundings they are in whilst creating less waste to landfill ,” said Brooke Jones, BeauTex Founder and Director.

Brooke said transparency is key in everything BeauTex does, which means its supplier partners follow internationally recognised standards for fair employment, safe working conditions and clean production techniques. Maintaining a parallel approach will allow BeauTex and its supply chain to grow together, striving to achieve better manufacturing practices and conditions each step of the way in mass industries struggling to maintain a green footprint.

BeauTex launches with 6 signature unisex styles, ranging in price from $179.95 to $199.95 to pre-order now for December delivery. See the shoes online here. See more on Instagram here.