We believe fashion should always be cruelty free. Harming animals (including humans) or the environment more than absolutely necessary can never be justified. We make every effort to make sure our whole production chain is as clean as possible. We want to put a smile on everyone's
face – including the faces of the factory workers and the surrounding communities. After all, the more smiles, the more beautiful the world is.
We did not use the word "vegan" in our company name in vain. All Eco Vegan Shoes are completely free of any animal products or by-products. The (high tech) fabrics and materials we use are not tested on animals. For this we have been approved vegan by both PETA and The Vegan Society.
Our women's shoes are made in Portugal according to the European Union working standards. The men's shoes, sneakers, walking shoes and safety shoes are made by Mangul Jaya in Indonesia. The workers there are paid enough to be able to make a living for their families, and most of the workers have worked there for decades. There is a praying room and everyone is allowed to follow their religion. They do not do child labour.
When it comes to the environment we are always trying to find a balance between sustainable resources, non-toxic biodegradable materials and the durability of the shoes, in order to make shoes with the least environmental impact as possible. Some examples:
Our insoles by OrthoLite® are partly made of recycled polyurethane, and partly of polyurethane from castor oil. Castor beans can grow where no other crops can survive and they need very little water, making them a fairly sustainable resource.
Our fabric shoes have been treated with ecorepel®, a water repelling finish. This finish is different from others because it does not contain fluorocarbons. That way the fabric remains non-toxic and 80-100% biodegradable, while your feet stay perfectly dry and clean.
Our soles and faux leather uppers are made of hardwearing PVC free polyurethane. Looking at the resources this may not be the most environmentally friendly product, however these shoes will easily outlast most quality leather shoes. Therefore we need far less of these materials than we would need otherwise, equaling the balance. In the end this is the most environmentally friendly choice we can work with.
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