We are committed to social and environmental responsibility, and to ensure that we live up to these values we’ve made sustainable product development a central pillar of our brands design ethos.
The ultimate goal is to become a globally recognized benchmark for conscious and sustainable footwear - without compromise on design aesthetics or quality.
Where possible we always try to select recycled materials and components that integrate seamlessly and enhance our designs. We source these from Italy, Portugal and Spain and all of our sneakers are crafted in a family run factory in Portugal.
OUR "GOLD STANDARD" LEATHERS
We use the highest quality Italian full grain calf leather, nubuck and suedes which we choose for their texture, colour and durability. We work with tanneries that are audited and certified by The Leather Working Group (LWG). They assess the compliance and environmental performance of tanneries globally and aim to promote best practices in the tanning industry. The LWG framework rewards good environmental practice, and the levels have been set based upon best practices within the industry.
Our main leather tanneries are rated "Gold" and is the highest score and all our leathers meet REACH chemical compliance standards. As a result our leathers are produced with the purpose to minimise their impact on health and the environment during the production phase as well as in the recycling and disposal phases.
Our outsoles are produced using recycled natural materials such as rubber, cork and rice husk shells that are individually sorted, mixed and re-blended to produce outsoles that look good and last long.
Our leather lined padded footbeds are made from 100% recycled high density polyurethane foam designed for superior comfort and breathability. They have an active carbon coating to enhance odour resistance.
RECYCLED INSOLE BOARDS
Our flexible insole boards are specially developed using 100% recycled cellulose fibres that have no added dyes and effectively wick perspiration away from the foot.
Our shoe boxes are simple and fit for purpose. They are designed using existing forms to minimise unnecessary tooling which wastes energy and resource. They are made from 100% recycled kraft card which is 100% recyclable and are put together using a small amount of water based glue. They are made near to our footwear factory - this way, we avoid shipping packaging materials from one end of the world to another. We also use recycled tissue paper and recycled shoebox stickers.
RECYCLED COFFEE CUP PAPER
We use innovative paper made of fully recycled material repurposed from disposable paper coffee cups. Using special CupCycling technology, the polyethylene coating from the cups is removed so that 90% of the cup can be converted into FSC-certified paper fibre and the remaining 10% of plastic waste is recycled, meaning zero landfill.