Sven is an award-winning entrepreneur and a sustainable shoe designer who founded Po-Zu in 2006. After a decade of designing shoes for mainstream brands, an overdose of involuntary glue sniffing at shoe factories he visited, has changed the chemistry in his brain irreversibly. Thankfully, rather than killing off his brain cells, the effect has been quite the opposite. His passion for eliminating unnecessary harmful substances combined with outer-shoe box thinking led him to create a glueless shoe construction, Edible Shoe Cream and an adaptable Foot-Mattress™, among other sustainable products. Sven’s commitment to promoting ethical and sustainable practices in the shoe industry has led him to launch the Better Shoes Foundation in 2016.
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