Fabric Upcycled from Marine Plastic
While you are walking on the Planet, you are making a huge difference in fashion industry and in the environment. We use fabric up cycled from Marine Plastic in our shoes. its soft, light and high quality fabric transformed by high technology which allows us to have the best relation between Marine Plastic and Fashion certified by SEAQUAL INITIATIVE, which features are:
Always looking for the best materials of our shoes and collections. How we produce it?
SEAQUAL INITIATIVE works with NGOs, fishermen, authorities and local communities to help clean our oceans. Marine litter from our beaches, ocean floor and surface, rivers and estuaries, is collected by clean-up programs. It is then sorted into different material types and the plastic portion is cleaned and transformed into Upcycled Marine Plastic. Environmentally conscious brands and manufacturers then transform this new, fully-traceable raw material into inspiring sustainable products for every aspect of our lives. Consumer purchasing power is one of the most powerful tools for change. In choosing products containing Upcycled Marine Plastic, you are helping to clean our oceans.
TOGETHER FOR A CLEAN OCEAN.
The cork is the bark of the Oak Tree (Sobreiro in Portuguese), which is harvested by specialised craftsmen, between June and September, mainly in the south of Portugal which areas are called “florestas de sobro” (sobro forests), these forests are one of the most rich ecosystems in the World, because they protect animal and vegetal biodiversity, creating a natural balance in these and surrounding areas. The harvesting is a healthy process to the tree (doesn’t harm the tree), and allows the tree to live much longer.
After the harvesting, the cork bark have a long handmade process to get the texture of fabric and resistance of leather. This process was passed from generation to generation along many millennia and keeps a secret between families, the process have many phases, from boiling to qualities division, until it gets the first quality cork leather with soft touch.
The cork leather that we use allow its 100% adapted to fashion World, making it one of the most sustainable materials in this industry. In this way the cork that we use is:
- 100% Portuguese;
• First quality harvesting;
• Impermeable to liquids and gases;
• Wear resistant, soft and flexible;
• Easy to clean – Machine wash at low temperatures;
- Ironed at low temperatures;
• And we give two years of guarantee.
What makes our Cork so special? Cork is 100% renewable, 100% natural, 100% reusable and 100% recyclable.
Authenticity of our cork fabric, with high quality standards and with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification. What makes the cork so special is the existence of 800 millions of cells founded in natural cork, there isn’t another solution/material which get together all this features: natural, impermeability, flexibility and lightness. So the choice to use natural cork connected with sustainability, eco-consistency, quality, tradition, authenticity and the origin of the material, make all our products special and unique.
The lining of our shoes is made with Organic Cotton which have GOTS Certification (Global Organic Textile Standard), confirming its origin, plantation conditions, production conditions and fair prices. The organic cotton lining allow the protection of your feet with natural material, which is comfortable, soft and breathable.
Which advantages organic fabrics have?
• Promote the good health of farmers, land and animals;
• Plantation methods without pesticides protecting the quality of air, water and soils.
Recycled and Recyclable
Soles and Insoles
Our soles and Insoles are made from recycled and recyclable materials, mainly from recycled rubber which allow us to recycle it again. The soles are constructed to give you comfort while you walking and to make the floor contact cushion, with comfortable thickness balanced with the lightweight, allowing you to use our shoes all day with positive and high energy. The insoles are anatomic constructed to give you support in the most sensitive parts of your feet, and well-being of your back all day.
Which advantages our soles and insoles have?
– Low impact with the floor;
• Promote the good health of your feet and back;
• You can use them for hours with all day energy.. .
One of our main goals along side with protect the Planet is give you comfort and well-being of you, your body and your feet, allowing you to have energy all day.