For the mesh material of the G-Iduna Oyster model, we use a yarn that is largely made from oyster shells. In this instance, we crumble the shells into a powder consistency, then liquefy and mix them with a little binding substance producing our yarn.
Many people don’t realize that oyster shells are a serious waste problem because they don't rot. In fact, in Taiwan alone it is estimate that more than 160,000 tons each year go to waste. Although some of the oyster shells are used for soil improvement or food pellets for livestock, the problem has not yet been solved because the nutritional value is very low.
Oyster shells that are processed into yarn and into textiles or shoes are beneficial to human health. We have the oceans to thank for this valuable resource, that we strive to use as optimally as possible to provide greater added value.