Recycling in living colour.

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Vibram (Leather, 3b54) is a sole specialist using recycled materials. One might therefore expect neutral colours ranging from rubber to dark brown. Not here! The company is rolling out bold blue, grass green, fluorescent pink and blood red for soles that snap to. The spinner Kale Iplik (Yarns, 5l87) recycles textile raw material waste and manufacturing scraps to make a colourful regenerated cotton yarn. And the recycled and knit cottons at Sampaio & Filhos (Fabrics, 5p27) flaunt an ultraluminous blue, which is on display at the Tech Focus (hall 6), featuring a broad selection of eco-sustainable samples.