If buying new things makes you feel elated and guilty at the same time, here's something that might make you feel slightly better an itsy-bitsy bit.
Sustainable Converse sneakers
In July 2019, popular sneakers brand Converse launched the Converse Renew series as part of its efforts to reduce waste.
These sneakers are made of 100 percent recycled polyester and come with the campaign tagline "Life's too short to waste".
Each pair of Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers takes 11 plastic bottles to make.
These plastic bottles are sourced from developing countries.
This is a significant move towards sustainability as the brand apparently produced 100 million pairs of shoes each year.
Converse will also be looking into using recycled denim as well as canvas waste from its mill.
Available in Singapore
The Converse Renew series is now available in Singapore, selling at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, ION and VivoCity, according to the Converse Facebook page.Each pair is priced at S$89.90 for low-cut sneakers and S$99 for the high-cut model.
These sneakers are also sold online at Lazada.
Top photo collage from Converse Singapore