In the News
Over the years we’ve had the pleasure and honor of having our work featured in some of today’s most notable publications. Thanks for following along our journey.
“TheSE SUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS ARE MADE USING ALGAE”
by BRIGIT KATZ, SMITHSONIAN.COM
"The new product is the brainchild of Vivobarefoot, which manufactures ultra-thin shoes, and Bloom, a company that uses algae to make ﬂexible foams. The algae-based foams are sturdy but light-weight, making them a 'naturally perfect material,' for performance footwear."
Read more at SmithsonianMag.com
“'green shoes' made from algae”
By ben coxworth, newatlas.com
"Back in 2015, we heard about how bioplastics firm Algix and clean tech company Effekt were collaborating to make eco-friendly foam based on algae instead of petroleum. The material is now being marketed as Bloom foam – by the newly-formed Bloom company – and you'll soon be able to buy shoes made out of the stuff."
Read more at NewAtlas.com
“For Carlsbad businessman, mission No. 1 is to heal the environment”
By Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union Tribune
“Rob Falken started a manufacturing business when he was 17 based on his love of surfing: a surfboard wax company. It was successful, but it wasn’t environmentally friendly. He realized he wanted to devote his life’s work to inventing products that would help heal the environment...”
Read more at SanDiegoUnionTribune.com