OLIVER CABELL LAUNCHES $95 3D PRINTED SNEAKERS MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES

3D Printing Industry | 8/16/2019 | Anas Essop
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Oliver Cabell, an independent U.S.-based footwear brand, has released a new line of shoes made using 3D printing. Titled “Phoenix”, the sneakers are 3D printed from recycled water bottles, and will set you back $95.

The sustainable approach was adopted by Oliver Cabell in response to the ever-present environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution. When creating the Phoenix sneakers, the company describes how it “set out with the goal of turning recycled plastic into a light and breezy sneaker.” The result is a simple, modestly designed sneaker that comes at a fraction of the price of many other 3D printed shoes in the market.

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The 3D printed Phoenix shoe in black. Photo via Oliver Cabell.

Oliver Cabell was founded by Scott Gabrielson in 2016 after leaving his job at a financial services nonprofit to become an entrepreneur. He moved to England to launch the company, with no prior experience in fashion, retail, or start-ups. This when, the company website states, Gabrielson relied on his “passion for balanced design and quality products.”

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The new line of 3D printed sneakers made from recycled plastic is a reflection of the brand’s ambition to provide hand crafted shoes using a combination of old and modern manufacturing techniques, while remaining ethical. The Oliver Cabell website states that, “We hand make sneakers using old-school techniques coupled with the latest technology.”

“OUR SHOES ARE HAND CRAFTED USING THE BEST, MOST ETHICAL FACTORIES AND MATERIALS IN THE WORLD.”

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With 300 million tons of plastic produced yearly, only around 9-10 percent of it is ever recycled. Aiming to make a positive impact on the planet, Oliver Cabell’s Phoenix sneaker combats the problem by reusing indissoluble plastic that would otherwise continue polluting the environment.

Coming in black and white variants, each Phoenix shoe features a 3D printed upper (part above the midsole) produced...
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