Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, announced the launch of Dansko’s new line of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate clogs made with over 50% of Braskem’s renewable I’m green carbon negative Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate bio polymer.
Mark Nikolich, Braskem America CEO commented, “As the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, Braskem is focused on partnering with clients that share our commitment to advancing the manufacture of more sustainable products with our I’m green portfolio of eco-friendly materials. Our relationship with Dansko exemplifies this, as they introduce their new Kane clog which is made from over 50% Braskem’s I’m green bio-based Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate. I’m green offers the same features of a conventional resin, such as flexibility, lightness and resistance, while helping support renewably sourced materials and reducing carbon emissions in the fight against global warming.”
Dansko’s new “Kane” footwear offers consumers a lightweight clog for everyday wear. The Kane clog is the first Dansko product to be made with over 50% of Braskem’s carbon negative I’m green bio-based Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate. This new clog provides shock absorption and features a removable foot bed, which incorporates Dansko Natural Arch technology for added support. The new spring 2021 casual shoe is durable as well as being lightweight and to provide comfort. The channeled outsole provides both durability and long-lasting wear.
Jim Fox, CEO of Dansko stated, “Dansko shoes are for people who strive to get the most from life. We make shoes that are simply good for your feet-all day, every day-in a range of styles that are just right for you. Our new Kane clog is constructed from materials you can feel good about. Braskem understands the lifestyle focus of our business and the I’m green material is ideal for this new product.”
Braskem’s I’m green bio-based Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate is sustainably produced from sugarcane, a renewable source that contributes to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by CO2 capture.