A chat with sensational sustainable shoe brand Rothy’s

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A chat with sensational sustainable shoe brand Rothy’s

Rothy’s shoes made from recycled bottles are a global hit. Co-founder Stephen Hawthornthwaite gives us the scoop. Back in 2012, during the rise of the yoga pants trend, San Francisco-based friends Stephen Hawthornthwaite and Roth Martin noticed that there was no shoe to go with the look — a problem their startup Rothy’s set out to solve.   Their athleisure footwear became an overnight sensation, with fashion icons like Meghan Markle and Mandy Moore spotted in Rothy’s kicks. Made from repurposed plastic water bottles (more than 75 million to date used!)…

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