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Footwear maker reaches net-zero emissions

September 13th, 2021 / By: / EcoNote

Twisted X®, a Twisted X Global Brands company, and maker of sustainable footwear, announces that the company has reached net-zero emissions and is furthering its commitment to maintaining carbon neutrality. This qualification comes after assessing 2020 emissions from business operations at their headquarter offices in Texas, contract factories in Mexico and Asia, and third-party distribution warehouse in Texas. 

The emission levels, calculated with the GHG Protocol, were then mitigated with a carbon offset conservation project as part of the company’s overall partnership with One Tree Planted. 3,000 tons of carbon offsets were retired through the American Carbon Registry on behalf of Twisted X, supporting a project based in Vermont on a 5,408-acre forest that will remain “forever wild” as mature trees will continue to store carbon for many years to come.

The fashion industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions across the globe. To combat this, the company has committed to bringing an innovation or technology to market every six months, and when possible, one that revolves around its sustainability mission. Recent launches include Zero-X™, a no-glue shoe collection, as well as Blend85™, unique footbeds that utilize 85 percent recycled foam from factory waste to reduce pollution.

Twisted X has used natural materials in its production process, including sugar cane molasses, rice husk, cork, merino wool, bamboo, and bamboo charcoal. Upcycled leathers are also utilized to create Twisted X’s alternative fabric and upcycled plastic water bottles that are woven into its proprietary fabrics. The shoeboxes are even made from 85 percent recycled materials.