Okabashi Wins 2011 Environmental Awards

Okabashi Brands Win 2011 Environmental Award

March 25, 2011- Atlanta, GA: Okabashi Brands is proud to announce the honor and acceptance of the fourth annual Environmental Award sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The award of “Envention” – given to a new product developed by an Atlanta company or individual that exhibits outstanding environmental or “green” benefits- was announced on March 25, to a packed house of Atlanta’s most notable companies and journalists.

“This award, while being an honor to receive, is more a motivation than simply an acknowledgement for our team, “ says CEO of Okabashi Brands, Bahman Irvani.  “Being recognized for what we have been doing for several years only drives us further toward our ultimate goal.  This goal is to continue to manufacture shoes that are recyclable, durable and have the lowest carbon footprint of any other shoe sold in the US.”

Good for the Planet: All Okabashi footwear is vegan friendly, recyclable and made from up to 30% recycled material.  Send it back to our recycling center or recycle locally.

Good for the USA: Okabashi shoes are all Made in the USA! Buford, Georgia to be exact. Okabashi shoes travel an average of 700 miles, compared to imported shoes, which travel an average of 11,600 miles to get to your home.  This means a huge reduction in your carbon footprint.


About Okabashi Brands:

With all manufacturing based in Buford, Ga., Okabashi has consistently produced wellness-oriented casual footwear in the United States since 1984.  All Okabashi footwear is designed with a massaging insole, superior arch support and to be dishwasher safe.  Customers can find men’s and women’s shoes in a variety of styles and colors.  Shoe collections include flip-flops, casual slides, mid-heel sandals and clogs.

For more information, visit our website at www.okabashi.com or contact Meredith Garcia @ 678.730.5332 or Meredithg@okabashi.com