Our SneakHeads® are available as digital art and in a wide range of physical materials, including recycled plastics and precious metals. The majority of our made-to-order physical figures are 3D printed. We will also be making the characters available as customisable eco vinyl figures, which will allow us to make the products available to a wider and more diverse audience.
We are working with sustainability experts pioneering the (re)use of exciting new materials and are always on the lookout for the latest, innovative sustainable production methods and materials – if you are in that space then do get in touch.
Is 3D printing planet-friendly?
3D printing is a sustainable and planet-friendly alternative to traditional forms of product production. Throughout the entire product life cycle, 3D printers have a significantly lower carbon footprint than traditional machines. They also generate less waste by only using the exact amount of material needed for the product, eliminating the need for drilling, cutting, and milling. Additionally, 3D printing reduces the need for refining and assembly stages, as well as the storage of products before and during their sale, which contributes to the overuse of resources in traditional manufacturing methods.
Additionally, by optimising the product design and reducing overall weights where the material and aesthetic allows, we can reduce the cost of, and create efficiencies with, shipping and delivery. We send our products in reusable eco packaging and take the initiative to plant a tree for every journey.
The quality of full-color 3D printing
This technology uses inkjet printing to deposit droplets of material, which are then cured by UV light. It allows for the creation of highly detailed and accurate parts with a wide range of colours and textures.
3D printing for wearable shoes
The movement towards 3D printing for shoes is gaining momentum as it offers several benefits over traditional manufacturing methods. 3D printing allows for the creation of customised and comfortable shoes that are tailor-made to fit the wearer's feet. It also enables faster prototyping and product development, as well as the ability to produce small runs of shoes without the need for large-scale production. Additionally, 3D printing reduces material waste and the environmental impact of shoe manufacturing. Many shoe companies, both large and small, are now investing in 3D printing technologies, and it is expected that this trend will continue to grow in the future.