The So iLL and On the Roam collection features upcycled and biodegradable materials.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa doesn’t take his superhero status lightly. At least, when it comes to doing right for the planet. His new limited-edition apparel launch as part of the So iLL x On The Roam Collection features shoes that take sustainability to the next level. The star and the brand first partnered in 2018 with a pink climbing shoe.
“We’re all in this together,” the Game of Thrones star wrote on an Instagram post announcing the launch.
The shoes come in a range of colors including “Unity Purple and Yaya Lavender”. They’re made from organic cotton, algae-based foam, cork, and biodegradable outsoles.
The Eco Camo Collection also features climbing gear, “Dirt Bags,” chalk buckets/bags, and winos made with recycled plastic water bottles.
The superhero has become a vocal advocate for sustainability. “We are a disease infecting our planet,” he told world leaders at the U.N. in 2019. “From the atmosphere to the Abyssal Zone, we are polluted.”
The Hawaiian-born actor was speaking at a meeting on Small Island Developing States.
“We are the living consequence of forgotten traditions. We suffer the collective amnesia of a truth that was once understood. The truth that to cause irreversible damage to the earth, is to bring the same onto ourselves. We the island nations and all coastal communities are the front lines of this climate crisis.”
The actor knows a thing or two about the state of the planet. He studied marine biology and wildlife biology before becoming an actor.
“We can no longer afford the luxury of half-assing it as we willingly force ourselves beyond the threshold of no return,” Momoa said. “As a human species we need the earth to survive. And make no mistake, it doesn’t need us.”
The new collection is launching this fall on the On the Roam website. You can pre-order here.
For more sustainable and vegan shoes, check out our top five picks, here.