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In most slaughterhouses, blood is drained into the sewers and waterways, or re-used as a colorant for meat. Inspired by the construction and deconstruction of living subjects in the food industry, designer Shahar Livne developed a new handmade “bio-leather” by using fat and bones driven materials from the waste streams of slaughterhouses in the Netherlands and utilizing the wasted blood as a colorant and a plasticizer.
By realizing the Blood Sneaker, the designer aims to bring more attention to urgent international matters, such as sustainability in different animal-based industries by using nature-given resources, and upcycling leftovers from these industries. Simultaneously making a point for more tolerance, open-minded thinking by raising fascination, curiosity, highlighting the wasteful and disrespectful treatment of animals and natural resources.
How to order the Blood Sneaker?
A Next Nature exclusive, you can now order the Blood Sneaker and it will be custom made for you. Delivery time will be around 8 weeks. The shoes are made entirely by hand in Italy and all according materials are coming from the same region.