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Zouri awarded at the Social Innovation Tournament

Nov 15, 2019 Portugal
Zouri awarded at the Social Innovation Tournament
The Portuguese-based footwear company won the second prize in the special category for projects focusing on sustainable consumption and production
Zouri Shoes, a company focused on the development of ecological and vegan footwear, was chosen as the second-best project of the year, in the circular economy category, on the last edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, held in Dublin.

The brand’s strategy is based on the ideas of circular economy and aims to contribute to a situation where nothing really goes to waste. As an eco-vegan footwear brand Zouri uses plastic trash from the Portuguese coast together with ecologic and sustainable materials. Working with hundreds of volunteers from local institutions, NGOs and schools the brand decided to clean the country's coast and in a year has removed 1 ton of plastic from the Portuguese beaches.

The contest promoted by the European Investment Bank has received over 200 proposals from all over Europe. The finals of the Social Innovation Tournament was held in Dublin and counted with 15 finalists from 21 nationalities, from all over Europe, and was attended by the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Andrew McDowell, and Ireland’s Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone.

For more information about Zouri Shoes please refer to the brand's website following this LINK.

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