Boston, MA (PressExposure) May 01, 2010 -- In 2007, Greenyarn partnered with the National University of Singapore in an industrial project to design new products for Greenyarn, and the students came out with a unique idea for this new age sandals that allow the users to change the styles and colors of their sandal straps. These creative sandal design would allow the users to create their own sandal looks by simply changing the straps.
After much industrial prototype and research, Greenyarn's research team came out with several production prototypes from the initial designs of the students, however these sandals with the interesting designs and using Greenyarn's de-odorizing and antibacterial fabric were simply trendy sandals, and Greenyarn CEO wanted something more.
The base of the sandals is simple. Made with a composite foam sole with a waterproof fabric cover. The straps are covered with Eco-fabric, and can be removed. The design of the sandals are such that the straps can be removed, allowing the users to wash and customize them.
"I can incorporate high-tech design and materials, but I feel that maybe Greenyarn should do more to help communities. It would be more meaningful to let communities in need, produce some simple sandals." said Robin Low, CEO of Greenyarn LLC. "We already have many high tech products with the best materials and technology could offer. I see many communities in need, and I hope that by starting on a project like this, other companies could also think of less fortunate communities and give them support and jobs."
The Rotary Club of Jakarta Sentral, District 3400 started a project to support Leprosy patients as the government no longer support many of these poor patients. Many of them feel that they are burdens to their family and community and the Rotary Club provided machines and tools for some of these patients to manufacture sandals and clothing to pay for their medication, wheel chairs and prosteseses.
"We are going to approach organizations to see if they are interested in getting these sandals with their corporate logos on as meaningful corporate gifts." Said Ben Wiley, sales manager of Greenyarn. "The prototypes look and feel pretty good, and once we have them in the market, we will approach other retail stores as well."
"The sandals are not only green, buying them means that you are supporting these patients as well." Said Navin Weeraratne, communications manager of Greenyarn. "Most of the price of the sandals are going to the patients directly and you are not paying for advertisements costs."
These switchable sandals will be launched in the middle of 2010. The manufacturing of these sandals will begin soon.