Every time we team up with sustainable clothing brand Hackwith Design House, we feel all the love and inspiration for eco-conscious design. This season, the Hackwith team visited us in our hometown of St. Louis for an unforgettable inspiration trip, visiting our favorite spots for sustainability, design, fashion, and innovation. The result: so much inspo for our Hackwith x DRS Spring ’20 collab shoe and capsule collection (sustainably crafted, of course). Take a look…



The Place: St. Louis, MO, headquarters for Dr. Scholl’s

The People: Dr. Scholl’s product development manager & sustainability expert Andee Burton, Dr. Scholl’s design director Katie Moore, Hackwith Design House designer and founder Lisa Hackwith, and Hackwith sewer Evan Ihde

First on our list of must-see inspiration spots was MADE, an innovative makerspace for local artists, designers and entrepreneurs to create and connect. It was the perfect place to refine our star collab shoe, the Maker, an essential mule with heel-to-toe sustainability.

For Katie and Lisa, versatility and sustainable design for the Maker collar shoe was a must. We used water-saving dying techniques, linings made of recycled bottles, plant-based foam, and chrome-free leather and suede responsibly sourced through the Leather Working Group.

Next, we headed to Food Roof, a rooftop farm and urban agriculture lab, where we bonded over our mutual passion for eco-conscious design, shared our vision for the future of sustainable fashion, and styled our spring capsule collection.

#SustainabilityMatters Our Hackwith collab is helping us divert even more plastic bottles from landfills, reduce plastic and paper from our packaging, plant thousands of trees to offset carbon emissions, and more.

Last, we tapped into our shoemaking roots with a visit to a chic boutique hotel in the historic International Shoe Company building. Our teams couldn’t get enough of the sleek lines, warm hues, and standout wood accents that inspired our spring collection.



Our passion for sustainability started as a seed and grows with every shoe we make. That’s why, with every purchase of a pair of Original Collection shoes, we’re donating a tree to Trees for the Future to offset carbon emissions and help impoverished families around the world plant trees for a better life. Because new shoes, more trees, and changing lives… we’re all about it.