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Native Shoes, Zappos Are Turning Old Shoes into Playgrounds

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Native Shoes is reducing its footprint, both figuratively and literally. The “100 percent beast-free” (read: vegan) Canadian footwear brand has joined forces with Zappos for Good, the Amazon-owned e-tailer’s philanthropic arm, to recycle castoff Native Shoes into cushy matting for playgrounds. Dubbed the Remix Project, the initiative is part of Native Shoes’ big-picture ambition to…

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