DESIGNED IN BARCELONA,
PROUDLY MADE IN EUROPE.
WE PRODUCE OUR SNEAKERS & CLOTHING IN PORTUGAL AND WE ARE PROUD OF IT.
We believe in a better fashion industry
We are determined to continue being part of the active change for a better future in which the fashion industry plays a positive role in the lives of all people involved. From the beginning, we partnered with suppliers that respect their workers, improve their living conditions, and provide them with a good working environment. That is why we focused much energy on finding suppliers in Europe that work under the same values we believe in.
Our search started in our own country, Spain, but after visiting several factories that did not meet our expectations, we decided to knock the door of our neighbor country, Portugal. Portugal is well known not only for its quality footwear industry but also for its innovation in the manufacturing of garments and the ability to take full control of the supply chain. We are proud to work with our current suppliers and to continue protecting our planet!
GREAT QUALITY BY GREAT PEOPLE WITH A FAIR SALARY AND WORKING SCHEDULE ACCORDING TO EU STANDARDS
Located in Northern Portugal, Felgueiras is the heart of the country’s footwear industry. Our supplier, You Shoes, has been maintaining high standards of ethics, fair wages, shifts, and gender equality for many years. All these have helped them and us create a sense of belonging!
We’ve also partnered with Eyand, also based in Portugal, who has led us to come up with methods and procedures where people, product, and our planet are equally treated with respect and integrity.
It is to be mentioned that all workers from our supplying companies work on eight-hour shifts from Monday to Friday, and overtime hours are only permitted under additional pay. Workers are not allowed to work over two additional hours per day by law. All workers can request time off as they are entitled to have 22 working days per year.
OUR WORKERS ARE TREATED LIKE FAMILY
HONEST AND ETHICAL
In SAYE we encourage our suppliers to increase their transparency, so we ask them to perform social audits and recurrent chemical tests on a regular basis to verify that trust, integrity and honesty are guaranteed within their work environments.
We have chosen a natural approach for our unisex clothing collection and have made sure we don’t ever resort to any chemicals for the sake of our people and environment. We are proud of these methods used by our suppliers and we will continue improving our mindful approach to life.
WE USE LOCAL MATERIALS
REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
We only work with European suppliers. The proximity of our manufacturing suppliers within the same geographical area allows us to create an efficient and fast collaborating network which ensures the use of local materials and reduces our carbon footprint.
Another prime example of our efforts in reducing our carbon footprint is our choice to use ecological yarns and natural dyes in the manufacturing of our clothing. From the start, we cared about all the resources that have been used in our supply chain and their usability after being discarded.
When a new product is entering production, we take great care of selecting the appropriate suppliers to meet our quality standards, and buying certified materials that contribute to reaching our sustainability goals. You can count on us in all aspects, but especially in bringing you a highly sustainable product using production methods, materials, and packaging that are environmentally friendly.
In addition, sharing habits and customs with our collaborators eases communication and generates greater involvement of our suppliers in the project, which has a direct impact on the quality of our final product.