The Dutch are doing well with inventing new sustainable products! After the Bamboo Boxer shorts I posted a while ago, they have now come up with a new brilliant sustainable item: the Oat Shoes. After you have worn the shoes, you bury them in the garden (which would be an excellent idea to do anyway in the summer with teenager's trainers...) and flowers will appear! According to the website the hemp and cotton will degrade within a couple of months in regular potting earth. The plastic has been tested to break down within 6 months in an ideal environment, but this varies with the type of soil, the temperature and humidity they’re buried in. The tongue of the shoes carry a sheet of paper infused with a wildflower mix that will bloom from your shoes when you have buried them! I think the next step should be that they make the shoes smell of flowers before you bury them!