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Zouri and humourist Nuno Markl team up on sustainable sneaker model

Dec 19, 2022 Portugal
Zouri and humourist Nuno Markl team up on sustainable sneaker model
The Portuguese footwear brand and the humourist and radio speaker Nuno Markl have launched a limited edition of a sneaker model (in black and white colours) that reuses marine litter
Released on the occasion of the 25 years of the Portuguese radio show The Man Who Bit the Dog, this special edition, limited to 200 pairs of sneakers and serialised with a certificate signed by the humourist, will allow each buyer to wear on their feet an original Nuno Markl's illustration. For each pair sold, 5 euros will be delivered to the Ajuda no Berço association, which exists since 1998 to support unprotected babies and children.

Additionally, "each pair reuses 8 bottles of marine litter, 100% made in Portugal and with sustainable materials, such as GOTS-certified organic cotton and Fair Trade certified in planting and processing, natural rubber from the rubber tree, and plastic from the ocean, collected by schools, several NGOs and volunteers in the north and centre of Portugal", stated Zouri.

About Zouri

The Portuguese Zouri has a track-proven record in the sustainability field and has gained in recent years the support of dozens of national and international public figures, such as Catarina Furtado, Daniela Ruah, Ana Guiomar, Bruno Nogueira, Garrett McNamara, Alan Cummings and Alicia Silverstone.

In 2021, it launched a footwear line with the multinational O'Neill, which was won over by the materials and manufacturing process of the Portuguese brand. Next year, its founder, Adriana Mano, at the invitation of the North American State Department, participated in the Global Innovation Initiative through Science and Technology (GIST), in the scope of the Oceans Conference, winning the Outstanding Female Entrepreneur award. So far, Zouri has managed to collect 9 tonnes of plastic from the sea, in joint actions with more than 3500 volunteers, in cooperation between municipalities and NGOs across the country.

For more information, please refer to to the brand's website.


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