Hylo Athletics joins the Eurofins | Chem-MAP Vegan Verification programme.

Published 6th April 2022

Hylo Vegan footwear | trainers

Eurofins | Chem-MAP have recently verified Hylo Run/2 as Vegan and awarded the company the Vegan Verification Mark for their range of running shoes.

Tested and verified in the UK, the Vegan Verification programme uses Next Generation Sequencing to extract DNA from input components and ingredients to identify the most minute presence of over 25,000 animal species, including mammal, bird, fish, insect, crustacean, and mollusc.

Hylo Run/2 range has been verified and tested using a combination of PCR analysis for DNA, FTIR analysis and Microscopy to establish that their trainers are free from animal derivatives.

As Eurofins | Chem-MAP are a Vegan Society testing partner, Hylo were able to fast-track their registration with the Vegan Society.


“I am pleased to be able to welcome Hylo Athletics to our Vegan Verification programme. 

The Hylo Run/2 range has been verified to our vegan standard using our robust testing process and supporting documentation review. I have been privileged to work with a company who utilises a wide remit of renewable, circular and resource light materials to push boundaries in sports footwear”. Lottie York, Sustainability Project Support for Eurofins | Chem-MAP – Vegan Verification programme.


 “Hylo are delighted to be part of the Eurofins Chem-MAP Vegan Verification programme. Our ethos is to always take steps towards better practices for our planet and communicate them in the most objective way possible. Becoming lab-certified vegan was about obtaining complete confidence for our community in our product’s vegan credentials. We wanted the gold standard in traceability and objectivity. Having Eurofins stringently lab test our Run/2 gave us those things”.  Michael Doughty, Co-Founder and Managing Director – Hylo.



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