Press Room

April 27, 2022

Sourcing Journal: Here's How Footwear Can Stop Committing 'Environmental Malpractice'

Stuart Jenkins, co-founder and CEO of footwear foam manufacturer Blumaka, pointed to the 24 billion pairs of shoes made each year and 20 billion sold. "There's 4 billion pairs of shoes that are doing nothing but adding to our carbon footprint, wasting raw materials and sucking up resources," he said.

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April 22, 2022

Yahoo Finance: Blumaka and COMUNITYmade Host Clean Footwear Summit to Discuss Necessary Steps for Sustainability

"Manufacturing locally, choosing the right materials, adopting more thoughtful practices in production, this is only the beginning," says Stuart Jenkins, Co-Founder of Blumaka.

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March 30, 2022

Best Foot Forward: These 12 Shoe Brands Pair Style With Sustainability

9. Sanuk "Sanuk partnered with BLUMAKA to divert foam scraps typically produced in footwear production from being sent to landfills and instead convert them into a durable sole filler."

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Jan. 20, 2022

Stuart Jenkins on Hoka, Carbon Fiber, and More

Guest Stuart Jenkins is no newcomer to footwear. With 43 years in the industry as an inventor, he's had his hand in a large array of designs. Here he shares his thoughts on the significance of inventors, what makes a good inventor, and shares some of his favorite innovations of the past 10 years.

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October 10, 2022

Podcast - Three Questions. Three Drinks. With Chris Mikolay

THINK DIFFERENT. You have never met anyone like Stuart Jenkins. A former elite marathoner, Stuart is a footwear industry legend responsible for commercializing numerous massively successful technologies for brands like Nike, Reebok, Ugg, and Hoka. However, Stuart’s career has been as unconventional as the way he thinks.

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NBCLX host Nik Zecevic with Stuart Jenkins of Blumaka

Our CEO, Stuart Jenkins, was interviewed on NBCLX by Nik Zecevic. This clip highlights how foam is an environmental disaster and what Blumaka is doing to help lean up foam waste.

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Nov. 28, 2020

Forbes: Gifts That Give Back To People And The Planet 2020 Guide

“… a great conversation starter, particularly the recycled foam soles.”

Nov. 25, 2020

Gear Junkie: Sanuk SustainaSole Collection

Sanuk’s SustainaSole is a big deal — it’s the brand’s most sustainable shoe to date.

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Aug. 8, 2019

Sourcing Journal: Why This Component Manufacturer Says ‘Making Foam Sucks’ and What the Footwear Industry Should Do Instead

"The single most important thing the footwear industry can do to improve sustainability more than anything else would? Stop using cut and buff EVA, Jenkins says."