of our footwear
Our soles are all made with natural rubber, with our soles being made with up to 75% recycled rubber and 25% virgin rubber. The reason for this is because the bond between the materials makes it stronger.
Using recycled materials lowers the footprint of our footwear - the industry average carbon footprint for sneakers is 12.5kg.
significantly reduces the impact our vegan footwear has on the planet
Our sole manufacturer runs solely off solar-powered, renewable energy. A typical tree absorbs around 21 kilograms of carbon dioxide a year, which is 8.5kg more than the typical production of carbon creating a 'typical' sneaker results in.
We plant 15 trees for every purchase, which results in 315kg of carbon offset - per year - once the trees reach adulthood.
2 to 4 times the amount of carbon!
Scientific studies have found that mangroves sequester carbon 2 – 4 times greater than mature tropical forests and contain the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems.
We can therefore assume we offset - at the very minimum - 315kg of carbon, but likely 630kg - with the max being around 1,260kg every year - making every sneaker purchase carbon negative.
and reinforced in the areas that matter most
We opted for chunky soles on all of our sneakers to provide extra durability. We spent two years researching, designing, developing and tweaking our iconic custom Billie soles.
Our very own Trash Planet design - reinforced in common break points with extra rubber.
Rather than importing materials from all over the world, we searched Europe for the highest-quality ethical factories and recycled fabrics we could find.
We manufacture our sneakers in Portugal, and the furthest we source our materials from is the neighbouring country, Spain.
sustainably sourced natural rubber
Our natural rubber is tapped from trees. Unlike petroleum based rubbers or soles, it is much more durable, sturdy and farmed sustainably. The rubber trees absorb CO2 and the process doesn't produce harmful chemicals or gases.
All the offcuts, which are trimmed from the outside of the soles are recycled for use again.