Sustainability is in the People’s Movement’s soles, as the company offers shoes and other apparel made from ‘upcycled’ trash. The brand will be in Nordstrom stores in the spring.

Sustainability is in the People’s Movement’s soles, as the company offers shoes and other apparel made from ‘upcycled’ trash. The brand will be in Nordstrom stores in the spring.

The People’s Movement Inc.

CEO: Kevin Flanagan.

Revenue: $300,000 in the eight months it has been on the market.

Net income: Not available– but says it raised about $1 million in 2011 from private and angel investors.

No. of local employees: 5.

Headquarters: Solana Beach.

Year founded: 2011.

Company description: The People’s Movement creates eco-friendly shoes and accessories that often are constructed from recycled materials.

Key factors for success: The People’s Movement’s “upcycled” materials appeal to a socially conscious demographic.

The mess of plastic refuse floating around the beach inspired San Diego surfer Mark Wystrach and two friends to form The People’s Movement Inc...

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