AceShowbiz - Leonardo DiCaprio has become an investor in sustainable footwear company Allbirds.
"The Revenant" star, who is involved in a number of environmentally-friendly companies and green campaigns, has been a fan of the company for a long time and his investment will help them continue to make products with eco-conscious materials, including their SweetFoam sole, which is made from renewable sugarcane.
The SweetFoam will be used on the company's new flip-flops, which are currently on sale for $35 (£27).
"Creating sustainable consumer products requires a deep commitment from brands that understand the role they have in helping solve our environmental crisis," DiCaprio explains in a statement to People magazine.
Proud to be an investor in @Allbirds, a company dedicated to creating a more sustainable future by developing new materials and serving as a model for the footwear industry. Learn more: https://t.co/hmAn6cqdg5.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) August 1, 2018
"Allbirds is on the forefront of developing new materials that will serve as a model for the footwear industry. This kind of innovation is crucial for creating a more sustainable future. I am proud to join the company as an investor."