How to design your own Converse sneakers

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How to design your OWN Converse sneakers: the new “laboratory” transforms your old shoes into new VERY modern pieces

  • Renew Labs Fitzroy is a design studio that lets people customize Converse
  • The lab encourages people to bring in their shoes for cleaning, repair or upgrade
  • The studio also hosts workshops with industry natives to create unique designs.
  • Renew Labs also uses old sneakers to create gym mats, floors and playgrounds

A Melbourne-based design studio has opened its doors to Australians who want to create customizable Converse in an eco-friendly way.

Renew Labs Fitzroy encourages people to bring in their old sneakers for cleaning, repair, upgrade or full customization, rather than throwing them away.

Your favorite pair of chucks can be fully recycled at a Renew Lab workshop where eco-friendly patches, dyeing and embroidery can be added.

A new Melbourne-based design studio has opened and is enabling people to create customizable Converse in an eco-friendly way, Renew Labs Fitzroy is encouraging people to bring in their old sneakers for cleaning, repair, upgrade or full customization, rather than throwing them away.

Creative workshops are led by natives of the industry, such as designers and members of fashion brands to teach design with a difference.

The first workshop was led by Tamara Leacock of Remuse designs, who taught participants how to dye a pair of Chucks using natural indigo pigment.

Designer Tamara, who “often works with plant-based, low-impact dyes,” believes the Melbourne-based design studio is forward-thinking when it comes to fashion and the environment.

The lab also hosts creative workshops led by industry natives, such as creatives and members of fashion brands to teach design with a difference.  The first workshop was led by Tamara Leacock of Remuse designs, who taught participants how to dye a pair of Chucks.  using natural indigo pigment

The lab also hosts creative workshops led by industry natives, such as creatives and members of fashion brands to teach design with a difference. The first workshop was led by Tamara Leacock of Remuse designs, who taught participants how to dye a pair of Chucks. using natural indigo pigment

“Converse has been a staple in fashion, so Renew Labs is really leading the way in pushing the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future,” she told News.com.

The studio is passionate about creating a waste-free future, as the fashion industry is indeed responsible for 10% of human carbon emissions.

The Renew Labs team is dedicated to reviving your favorite pair of Converse while creating a unique shoe that goes towards a good deed.

Your favorite pair of Chucks can be completely recycled at a Renew Lab workshop where patching, dyeing and embroidery can be added, the team is dedicated to reviving and refreshing your favorite pair of Converse while creating a unique shoe that goes towards a good deed

Your favorite pair of Chucks can be completely recycled at a Renew Lab workshop where patching, dyeing and embroidery can be added, the team is dedicated to reviving and refreshing your favorite pair of Converse while creating a unique shoe that goes towards a good deed

The studio is passionate about creating a waste-free future as the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of human carbon emissions, so can reorganize, recycle and reuse your sneakers to create products like gym mats, floors and playgrounds.

The studio is passionate about creating a waste-free future as the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of human carbon emissions, so can reorganize, recycle and reuse your sneakers to create products like gym mats, floors and playgrounds.

While not all shoes last forever, the Lab encourages people to bring their Converse to shed them sustainably with TreadLightly.

Together, the partnership collects unwanted sneakers and uses rubber, leather and fibers from the shoe to create gym mats, flooring and playgrounds.

Next time you visit Melbourne, take your beloved pair of Chucks to Renew Labs Fitzroy for a creative and purposeful experience like no other.

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