ACBC, a B Corp company in the Italian footwear world, has launched Free Bio, a new technology that can be used in various footwear segments, including luxury fashion, sports and outdoor. It is a durable and responsible bio-based innovation, completely replacing traditional animal leather and composed of recycled wood pulp, calcium carbonate, polyurethane and polyester.
With this new technology, ACBC wants to continue to produce sustainable footwear for key fashion brands. Thanks to Free Bio, in particular, the company claims to guarantee a component made with 79% recycled materials versus only 21% remaining virgin material, confirming an increasing focus on protecting the planet's resources.
"For more than four years ACBC has been operating within the market in the sustainable sphere in the world of fashion and beyond; the various collaborations undertaken with big names in fashion such as Missoni, MSGM, Piquadro and Boggi Milano have shown us a widespread willingness to change, also helping us to understand the importance of supporting companies on a path toward controlled, certified and conscious production," said Gio Giacobbe, CEO of ACBC.
ACBC has already achieved the goal of emitting only 7.38 kilograms of CO2 through the production of its Evergreen model, halving its Carbon Footprint compared to traditional footwear on the market. The shoe features a FreeBio upper, its inner tongue made of bio-based material derived from apple waste, its cork insole, natural Jute laces, and its sole made entirely of recycled rubber.