- story by MaterialDistrict
Buxkin is a flexible textile made of recycled leather. To make this innovative textile, leather remains from shoe soles are shredded and then mixed with latex. While shoe leather has been recycled for many years within the clothing and shoe manufacturing industries, it has never been recycled for use in this manner before. Buxkin is offered in several different widths and densities for use in both the flooring and furniture industries.
Buxkin make their textiles by innovating with traditional materials and exploring new production and recycling methods. Shoe-leather is naturally warm, dirt-resistant and offers good acoustic and fire-retardant properties. By innovating a new means of recycling shoe leather and combining it with an acoustic backing, Buxkin offers a textured material that is well suited for sustainably- and ecologically minded projects.