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Michael Doughty, Co-founder, Hylo

| 15 July 2022

In this episode of the In Conversation podcast in partnership with Klarna for Business, we speak to Michael Doughty, Co-founder of Hylo,

Built on the philosophy of having a minimal impact on the planet, footwear brand Hylo is aiming to revolutionise high performance trainers.

Launched by a trio that includes ex-professional footballer Michael Doughty, Hylo’s footwear has a 42% reduction in carbon footprint compared to the industry standard running shoe.

The products are largely created from sustainable corn fibre and organic cotton, with an end goal of creating an entirely sustainable and recyclable shoe.

Doughty talks to Tom Shearsmith, News Editor and Senior Writer at, about his football career and the influence it has had on his business, how the company raised investment, its sustainability credentials and the power of engaging with a target demographic.

Our Podcast series "In Conversation" brings you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from fashion's most influential business leaders. You can also listen to our podcast series via Apple, Spotify and Amazon Podcasts. 

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