- Founded in: 2017
- Number of employees: 3
- Country: Spain
- Website: indianesfootwear.com
Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?
Our model is based on a circular economy, where from the recovery of agricultural waste generated in the banana industry, through collaboration with native communities of the Colombian region, a fiber is extracted from the stem of the plant. This allows us to generate fabrics and textile products (footwear) that are made of natural components, and allows us to create biodegradable products more quickly, avoiding the generation of durable garbage and returning resources to the earth.
Which market/clients do you address and which short-term/long-term goals do you have?
In the short term, expand our commercialization in different countries, USA, Canada, Europe. And in the long term Asia and South America. Also, at the future, we would like to sell the banana fiber and fabric to others brand and makers.
What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in the field?
Our product is unique in the market, it is the only shoe made of banana fiber and one of the few shoes completely biodegradable. With this product, the community, technology, sustainability and design are perfectly articulated. Contributing to the development of Colombia, especially the vulnerable community and the environment.
You can meet Indianes at EFIB in Brussels on 30 September – 2 October 2019.