The very beginning

The idea of making sneakers from textile waste, all started when our founder, Lili, wrote about it in her thesis project.

The next step was to make the production scalable.

This funky pair of sneakers is the manifestation of the idea that old textiles can be turned into new sneakers and was one of the first prototypes that Lili made herself!

Meet the people behind VAER

Why did we start the brand? Why are we using textile waste for our shoes? And how are the sneakers sustainable and circular?

  • Lili

    Founder & CEO

  • Emma

    Co-Founder & Head of Design

  • Julia

    Head of Customer Success / Sales

  • Helene

    Head of Sustainability

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