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-CILU

-CILU INTRODUCTION

Combining Style And Sustainability

-CILU International Inc. is a global footwear company that specializes in lightweight, flexible, comfortable, and sustainable footwear, alongside other apparel products. Over the span of 10 years the company has expanded its presence in over forty countries.

From CCILU to -CILU. Today we elevated our brand by boldly eliminating the first “C” letter.

If you have been following us for a while now, You may notice our new logo “-CILU”, it’s not a typo. We are now "-CILU" brand. Removing the first “C” of our original brand name “Ccilu” symbolizes that we are determined to reduce even more carbon emissions. As a part of the new logo “-CILU”, the “-C” design also demonstrates that we will keep reducing carbon emissions boldly. We have always been a sustainable footwear brand making products with upcycling coffee grounds, ocean plastics, silicon wastes, and other agricultural and aquacultural wastes. At the new brand “-CILU” and “-C”, we invite you to join our journey of removing more and more carbon emissions in your daily life!

Join us to help make this concept into reality. You may help by wearing our sustainable shoes and socks!

The team of -CILU leverages their skills to bring creativity and independent spirit to footwear evolution. The company continues to develop ESG/SDGs initiatives based on tech excellence fused with business model innovation.

-CILU’s product portfolio has a wide range of unique products manufactured from upcycled coffee grounds, upcycled ocean plastics, upcycled silicon slurries, upcycled agricultural, and aquacultural wastes, etc. Compared to other brands in the industry, -CILU products cause half-carbon emissions. -CILU aims to introduce the world’s first carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative footwear in 2022, with a goal to make the whole company operation carbon neutral by 2025.

With solid and proven R&D history and background, -CILU’s core values of social innovation, net-zero emission, and sustainability.

-CILU aims at launching the world's first "net-zero" footwear collection in 2023 and accomplishing "net-zero" for overall corporate operation by 2025.

Technology Establishing a Green Material Factory

-CILU successfully upcycles the spent coffee grounds and turns them into sustainable and high-performance sneakers, boots, socks, and clothing. Why did -CILU use recycle coffee grounds? Human being consumes around 1 trillion cups of coffee every year and 95% of the coffee grounds are not properly recycled. When they touch the landfill they emit massive Methane and Carbon Dioxide which is just the two major greenhouse gases.

XpreSole® Collection

Among the several products, the XpreSole® collection has gained global popularity among consumers. XpreSole® series is made from the upcycled coffee grounds. The methodology involves making the line of products sustainable and high-performance products.

The XpreSole® material also replaces a major portion of the footwear/apparel components originally made from petro and chemicals. The eco-friendly approach is highly appreciated by its consumers. -CILU’s products are creating a difference and changing the industry with its sustainable approach.

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GreenPlax® Collection

GreenPlax® footwear is -CILU’s answer to our polluted oceans by recycling bottles into shoes. One pair of GreenPlax® Renee sneakers upcycles 15 plastic bottles on average. -CILU’s research team spent five years on research and design in order to reduce the plastics, microplastics, and petroleum typically used by the traditional footwear industry.

Beyond Just Making Profits


Photo credit to "Global Views Monthly Magazine"

-CILU upcycles a lot of different wastes from different people and this enables the team to directly interact with several consumers. This particular approach gives -CILU a unique advantage when it comes to direct communication and engagement with the end consumers. This has in turn built a strong foundation for a successful digital and DTC business model.

With -CILU, the team is striving daily to mitigate carbon emissions while delivering a sustainable and stylish footwear line. The European Forum “World Design Rankings” has listed -CILU as the World’s No. 1 Design Company in the footwear industry, since 2018. This honor encapsulates -CILU’s effort in continually pursuing technical revolutions and product excellence.

Goal to be Carbon-neutral

-CILU International Inc. aims to introduce the world’s first carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative footwear in 2022. Moreover, the goal will be to drive the whole company operation to be carbon-neutral by 2025.

-CILU thrives on innovation and is continually striving for the vertical integration of the industry. The team is motivated to build the next-gen green material factory in 2022, which will cater to the rapidly growing demands for sustainable materials in many industries.

Awards

All the products are light-weighted, flexible, bare-foot comfort, and sustainable. Since 2017 the products and initiatives of -CILU have won 22 titles from all the major awards. The proprietary technologies of circular economy and sharing economy, the product excellences social engagements, and involvements are the 3 core strategies to drive -CILU's score value.

-CILU has spent a decade overcoming the challenges with innovation and is ranked among the leading companies in the industry. Since 2017, -CILU has received 16 global accolades and honors, which include the Red Dot ‘Best of the Best,’ the iF Design Gold Award, and the A’Design Platinum Award.

2011

Tokyo International Gift Show – Silver Award of the Best Designed Product
Amazon Summer® Collection

2017

A‘ Design Award and Competition – Platinum A‘ Design Award
Horizon® Collection

A‘ Design Award and Competition – Golden A‘ Design Award
Diffusion® Functional Winter Boots​

2018

Red Dot Design Award Winner ​
SteppingStones® Collection

2019

Red Dot Design Award Winner ​
XpreSole® Collection

2020

A‘ Design Award and Competition - Sliver A‘ Design Award
GreenPlax® Collection

Red Herring Top 100 North America
CleanTech Company

Taipei International Design Award
XpreSole® Panto Boots​​

2021

A‘ Design Award and Competition - Sliver A‘ Design Award
XpreSole® Panto Boots​​

iF Product Award
XpreSole® Panto Boots​​

Red Dot Design Award - THE BEST OF THE BEST
XpreSole® Panto Boots​​

A‘ Design Award and Competition - Bronze A‘ Design Award
GreenPlax® Tess

2022

A‘ Design Award and Competition - Bronze A‘ Design Award
BackToMarket® Earthy Shoes

iF Design Award
BackToMarket® Earthy Shoes

iF Design Award
GreenPlax® Fish

2018 - Present World Design Rankings – The Top 1 Shoes Design Company​

Partnerships

Since 2011 Ccilu has focused on creating unique, earth friendly and comfortable shoes. Ccilu Footwear revolutionized with its technologies with its CCILUCELL sole to coffee ground sole and continued to commit to light & flexible, instantly comfortable and sustainable footwear.

Throughout the course of the years CCILU partnered with industrial leaders to create a new footwear collection. Many of our proud sponsorships include the following:

PETA Approved

CCILU became PETA approved since 2017 along with all of our products to help the consumer identify animal friendly and 100% products.

Swarovski®

“Rovmia” collections sponsored with Swarovski® crystals, which received CCILU’S award-winning stepping stone technology.

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. stable of classic characters will all be enjoying a new mode of expression via Ccilu’s role as Warner Bros.’ global exclusive EVA-based footwear partner, for all genders.

World of Dance (WOD)

CCILU Sponsorship with “World of Dance” and donated shoes to dancers, while supporting a live competition tour that dovetailed with our message of self-expression, individuality, and walking on air.

PGA Tour

PGA Tour By CCILU begun in 2019, reaching beyond the core golf fan to attract new and diverse fan segments to sport. PGA Tour by CCILU became the Innovation brand that continues to develop a style collection that will appeal to golf fans and to anyone.

Soles 4 Souls

Across the Globe CCILU stepped forward in donating shoes to South America, with the donation of 1000,000 pairs of new Ccilu shoes, as sponsored of the Soles4Souls' travel program. CCILU continues to transformed fashionable shoes into eco-friendly materials that feel just as comfortable as they look.

One Tree Planted

-Cilu cares deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that we’re partnering with @onetreeplanted to plant a tree for every pair of shoes sold, partnering with OneTreePlanted will be another great way to give back and help the environment.