Becky Bones: Save the Earth, Save Yourself

Supporting Environmental Teens

http://www.greenlivingonline.com/sites/default/files/Bones_1.jpgBecky Bones is open about only having some of their products made from recycled materials and sustainable fabrics. They have made the choice to give back in another way through the Becky Bones 25 Grant, as they look for sustainable materials that will meet their needs. Beyond their grant they also work with Licensees that share their passion for giving back to and protecting the environment.

One of their licensees, Osiris Shoes, did not do anything environmentally friendly before working with Becky Bones. Once they entered the partnership, Osiris became committed to doing their part and have have made the following changes:

Changed all shoe boxes to recycled content (Becky Bones and Osiris Shoe Boxes)

  • Taken the glue out of all shoe boxes
  • Changed all shipping cardboard boxes to recycled content
  • Changed their toilet paper and paper towels at their headquarters to recycled
  • Installed energy-saving light fixtures at their headquarters

Additionally they are currently:

  • Integrating bamboo into their shoelaces and insoles
  • Researching other sustainable materials to integrate into their shoe designs
  • Working on a recycled rubber for their outsoles
  • Researching water-based glues

Becky Bones was able to inspire change to someone they worked with and only chooses to work with partners who are open to making changes like Osiris.