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MATERIALS

MATERIALS

UPPER

RECYCLED VEGAN NAPA 

Our Vegan Napa contains 35% recycled post-consumer fibers (RPET), made of discarded garments and different reintroduced PET articles. It is a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) product, manufactured in Spain.

GRS is an international standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions as harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.

The rest of the Vegan Napa is made of 11% Polyester and 54% Polyurethane, which is a high-quality PU (HIGH SOLID) and free of DMF’s (dimethyl formaldehyde), a substance that can occur in liver damage for long exposed workers if it gets absorbed by the skin.

LINING

RECYCLED POST-CONSUMER PET

We use 50% recycled post-consumer PET (RPET) with GRS traceability + 50% PES to ensure the best performance in our lining.

Our lining starts its life in a recycling PET plant where they treat post-consumer plastic bottles and other PET articles that are thrown into the “yellow” container. Once these materials are treated and transformed into cones of recycled fibers, our Spanish supplier transform them into a comfortable and brand-new lining. 

OUTSOLE

NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC RUBBER

Our outsole is made in Portugal. It is composed of 30% natural rubber and 70% synthetic rubber.

Both natural and synthetic rubber have a high tear resistance, good low temperature flexibility, and high tensile strength. This mix allows maximum performance and comfort. 

INSOLE

RECYCLED PU FOAM

We recover Polyurethane (PU) leftovers from European automotive factories that otherwise would become waste, and we transform it into brand new insoles made out of 60% recycled PU + 40% virgin PU.

The insole is covered by a 50% recycled post-
consumer PET (RPET) + 50% PES lining.

Our insole is especially designed and developed in perfect harmony with the environment, with excellent physical and mechanical properties. Its key component, Carbon, is a plant-based substance that has absorbing properties and has also breathability and desorption properties, which eliminates moisture, thermal sensation and unwanted odors. 

LACES

ORGANIC COTTON (GOTS)

We use organic cotton that’s certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for the laces. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. A product with this label ensures a minimum of 95% of organic fibers.

Becoming GOTS certified is by no means easy, but to us there is no other way. GOTS helps ensure that our organic cotton is sourced in the most ethical and sustainable way.

REINFORCEMENTS

RECOVERED LEFTOVERS

The counter and the puff of the sneakers are invisible stiff piece reinforcements located between the lining and the upper that help maintain the shape of the shoe. The counter helps strengthen the rear of the shoe and the puff helps the toe cap.

We recover thermoplastic leftover plates and we transform them into new puffs and counters, adding also up to 35% of wood chips recovered from the carpentry industry.

BOX & PAPER

RECYCLED PACKAGING

We use 100% recycled boxes and paper manufactured in Portugal with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certifications.

When timber leaves an FSC or PEFC certified forest we ensure companies along the supply chain meet our best practice standards, so when a product bears the FSC / PEFC logo, you can be sure it’s been made from responsible sources. In this way, both certifications help forests remain thriving environments for generations to come, by helping you make ethical and responsible choices.

BIO BAG

PLASTIC FREE / FULLY BIODEGRADABLE

Packaging is the leading contributor to pollution, specifically in marine environments. Petroleum-based plastics only exacerbate this pollution problem and have a profound effect on the environment and wildlife that lives there.

In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, we've decided to avoid plastic bags. Instead, we are using biodegradable mailer bags made from natural starch (for every single order). When exposed to light, air, moisture and microbes, our bio-bags break down to natural elements that are found in nature.

Plastic-free packaging, while laborious to produce, is a step in the right direction for minimizing the amount of petroleum-based plastics that end up in landfill.

UPPER

RECYCLED VEGAN NAPA

Our Vegan Napa contains 35% recycled post-consumer fibers (RPET), made of discarded garments and different reintroduced PET articles. It is a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) product, manufactured in Spain.

GRS is an international standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions as harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.

The rest of the Vegan Napa is made of 11% Polyester and 54% Polyurethane, which is a high-quality PU (HIGH SOLID) and free of DMF’s (dimethyl formaldehyde), a substance that can occur in liver damage for long exposed workers if it gets absorbed by the skin. 

LINING

RECYCLED POST-CONSUMER PET

We use 50% recycled post-consumer PET (RPET) with GRS traceability + 50% PES to ensure the best performance in our lining.

Our lining starts its life in a recycling PET plant where they treat post-consumer plastic bottles and other PET articles that are thrown into the “yellow” container. Once these materials are treated and transformed into cones of recycled fibers, our Spanish supplier transform them into a comfortable and brand-new lining. 

OUTSOLE

NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC RUBBER

Our outsole is made in Portugal. It is composed of 30% natural rubber and 70% synthetic rubber.

Both natural and synthetic rubber have a high tear resistance, good low temperature flexibility, and high tensile strength. This mix allows maximum performance and comfort. 

INSOLE

RECYCLED PU FOAM

We recover Polyurethane (PU) leftovers from European automotive factories that otherwise would become waste, and we transform it into brand new insoles made out of 60% recycled PU + 40% virgin PU.

The insole is covered by a 50% recycled post-
consumer PET (RPET) + 50% PES lining.

Our insole is especially designed and developed in perfect harmony with the environment, with excellent physical and mechanical properties. Its key component, Carbon, is a plant-based substance that has absorbing properties and has also breathability and desorption properties, which eliminates moisture, thermal sensation and unwanted odors. 

laces

ORGANIC COTTON (GOTS)

We use organic cotton that’s certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for the laces. GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. A product with this label ensures a minimum of 95% of organic fibers.

Becoming GOTS certified is by no means easy, but to us there is no other way. GOTS helps ensure that our organic cotton is sourced in the most ethical and sustainable way.

reinforcements

RECOVERED LEFTOVERS

The counter and the puff of the sneakers are invisible stiff piece reinforcements located between the lining and the upper that help maintain the shape of the shoe. The counter helps strengthen the rear of the shoe and the puff helps the toe cap.

We recover thermoplastic leftover plates and we transform them into new puffs and counters, adding also up to 35% of wood chips recovered from the carpentry industry.

BOX & PAPER

RECYCLED PACKAGING

We use 100% recycled boxes and paper manufactured in Portugal with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certifications.

When timber leaves an FSC or PEFC certified forest we ensure companies along the supply chain meet our best practice standards, so when a product bears the FSC / PEFC logo, you can be sure it’s been made from responsible sources. In this way, both certifications help forests remain thriving environments for generations to come, by helping you make ethical and responsible choices.  

BIO BAG

PLASTIC FREE / FULLY BIODEGRADABLE

Packaging is the leading contributor to pollution, specifically in marine environments. Petroleum-based plastics only exacerbate this pollution problem and have a profound effect on the environment and wildlife that lives there.

In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, we've decided to avoid plastic bags. Instead, we are using biodegradable mailer bags made from natural starch (for every single order). When exposed to light, air, moisture and microbes, our bio-bags break down to natural elements that are found in nature.

Plastic-free packaging, while laborious to produce, is a step in the right direction for minimizing the amount of petroleum-based plastics that end up in landfill.

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