Round Trip Sustainability

Round-Trip Manufacturing Round trips are a cycle. LYF Shoes loves cycles: especially upcycles. We know that the best way to keep stuff out of the landfill is stay away from glue and design products for disassembly. We also know that the best folks to disassemble our shoes are the ones who assembled them in the first place. LYF Shoe stores …

LYF Shoes Completes Cherokee Challenge

After an intense summer of development, LYF Shoes has completed its program as one of the select Cherokee Challenge recipients. With a Finale that included introductions and discussion by Tom Darden, William McDonough, and JT Vaughn, the stage was set for LYF Shoes to fully present the new frontier of sustainability in footwear. JT Vaughn lauded LYF’s efforts in this …

LYF Shoes Awarded Cherokee Challenge: Phase 1

Gamil Design, a Raleigh, NC, company, has spun off a business called LYF Shoes. With unique insight into sustainability and a patented assembly system for customizable design and fit, it quickly garnered the Cherokee Challenge award on May 25, 2012, from Cherokee Investment Partners. The Cherokee Challenge was designed to identify, fund and develop high-impact environmental startups. LYF Shoes was …

Introducing LYF Shoes!

Introducing LYF Shoes from Gamil Design on Vimeo. LYF Shoes is a company dedicated  to making footwear for a better planet. All of us in the footwear industry know that we have a lot of environmental, health, and production challenges. By rethinking the process of how shoes are made and sold, we have found a unique opportunity to integrate job creation, …