Allbirds is investing in a plant-based leather substitute, plans faux-leather shoe drop in December

Read the full story at TechCrunch. Natural Fiber Welding is based in Peoria.

The sustainability focused shoe maker Allbirds has taken another step to green its supply chain with a small $2 million investment in a new company called Natural Fiber Welding.

Announced this morning, the investment in Natural Fiber Welding will see Allbirds bring a vegan leather replacement option to customers by December 2021. It’s a natural addition for a company that has always billed itself as focused on environmental impact in other aspects of its apparel manufacturing.

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