finding the most innovative alternative for traditional leather

Project overview

Enterprise Estonia co-financed Naturewear OÜ’s project with Innovation Share to find the most innovative alternative for traditional leather.

Project period

15.09.2020- 15.02.2021


There is a wide selection of innovative green line materials that are ecological and manufactured sustainably. Our project’s purpose was to find the most innovative, breathable, water repellent, and durable material that is suitable for making combat boots. 


During the tests, we compared new innovative materials with those already tested and widely used, to analyze the best alternatives to those currently in use. In the laboratory, we were able to test the tear strength, water resistance, and abrasion strength. As a result of the project, we found 2-3 materials that meet expectations, which can be used in the future.


Estonian Academy of ArtsSamelin AS, Riina Õun (MA – Material Futures at Central Saint Martins)

tree planting

Remember, we promised that we would plant one tree for every pair of KIRA boots bought in December 2021 as a part of our Christmas project. That’s what we did. 

At the beginning of May, 70 enthusiastic workers gathered at North-Estonia countryside planting under the management and coordination of the Koosloodus Foundation. 

Favorable planting conditions – late spring and fairly wet soil – give hope that the freshly planted trees will take root nicely and grow into powerful trees that will sequester carbon dioxide from the air.

Thank you Koosloodus Foundation as well as all volunteers. Good deeds, acts of kindness can make a big difference ♡

Planting trees- kira sustainable
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