India’s first renewable footwear brand uses plastic bottles & tyres to manufacture shoes

India based eco-friendly footwear brand uses recycled plastic bottles and tyres to manufacture shoes, it’s the first of its kind. With an aim of reducing the carbon footprint in footwear manufacturing, two brothers Taran Chhabra and Amar Preet Singh launched the footwear brand ‘Neeman’ to produce sustainable shoes.


Traditionally the footwear industry uses plastic, animal skin, and other synthetic materials that have significant harmful impacts on the environment. But, Neeman uses renewable and biodegradable fibres made out of processed plastic bottles, tyres, and merino wool to make uppers, insoles, and soles for packaging.

The report published by The Better India highlighted that with the traditional method more than 9,000 litres of water is used to manufacture a single pair of leather shoes. Hence, Neeman’s initiative in creating an eco-friendly ecosystem in the footwear industry is a motivation for the other brands.