The Wair Story

We see value where others see waste

The Idea

Contributing to a circular fashion industry, by utilizing textile waste to create sustainable, modern and unique sneakers for the conscious consumer.

THE PROBLEM
THE SOLUTION

Circular Design

Circularity is at the heart at everything we do at Wair. From using textile waste as a resourse to designing shoes to ensure it is easy to recycle at the end of it's lifespan.

Low Impact Product

From using the already existing textile waste to carefully selecting suppliers that use non-toxic and less resource intensive materials. Every part of the shoe (from the soles to the laces) is chosen to create a shoe with as low an environmental impact as possible.

Social Empowerment

Socially responsible production is a given for us, and we want to not just respect but also empower people with the opportunities that upcycling represents. Our upcycling workshops play an important role in involving the consumers in the production process while also creating awareness about the issues with the wasteful fashion industry.

Meet the Team

Hi there! We are Lili and Amrei - two sustainability nerds that are currently working towards making Wair a reality. 

Lili Dreyer

Lili has recently returned from London, where she studied Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design at Brunel University. Here she wrote her dissertation about the opportunities of upcycling textile waste and developed the idea of Wair based on this. Instead of getting a job after graduating, she chose to take a chance on Wair and  turn her dissertation project about into a startup. 

Amrei Tomaszewski Perez

Amrei is a sustainable energy engineer that is fascinated and driven by sustainability in its broad perspective. Looking for new adventures, she joined a co-founder matching event, where she met Lili and heard about Wair for the first time. She immediately saw the potential of the idea and joined Wair shortly after (which Lili is super happy about). 

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Peter B. Hansen

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Arta Minxhozi

Sujan Saha

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THE PROBLEM
THE PROBLEM
Upcycled footwear made from textile waste, which minimizes the use of new resources and fights the global textile waste problem