February 8, 2023
Ithaca, NY | 45°F


Catching craze

This spring, be on the lookout for paper frocks, %image_alt%teacup bangles and recycled mail-package shoes. DIY eco-friendly fashion is definitely in. Civic Duty is a socially-minded footwear company that replicates classic Chuck Taylors and Keds, but uses recycled Tyvek®— most commonly used to insulate homes — from FedEx mail packaging. The wrinkled texture gives these eco-kicks a trendy “worn” look. The shoes come in multiple styles — strapped or lace-less — and vibrant colors. While toting around reusable bags and purses made of recycled materials was once the latest fad, trading in your sneaks for a pair by Civic Duty is a sustainable and stylish move for the new year.

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