Materials & Components
We challenge and push design and product development boundaries to make luxurious products in a way that is fit for the world we live in today and tomorrow, both beautiful and sustainable. No compromises.
Nature-L ® Leather
This Nature-L ® leather been designed to degrade by 75% in the first 90 days of composting, compared to standard leather which degrades by only 7.8% in the same conditions. This leather uses less water than the traditional tanning process and reduces waste as cut-offs are composted. It also reduces the amount of dye needed because of the improved colour intake. 50% of leather uppers and 93% of linings are made of Nature-L ® leather.
Chrome-free leather has been tanned without the use of heavy metals.This reduces impurities in waste waters created during the tanning process. The leather is produced in a closed cycle so water can be recycled, and overall water-consumption is reduced. 18% of leather uppers are made of chrome-free leather.
Compostable plant-based glitter
The glitter material used in SS22 is a certified compostable plant-based glitter made from corn startch (95.7%). It has been certified to degrade 90% in within the first 6 months of composting. The glitter is mounted on a cotton backer using water-based glue. Biodegradable Glitter styles represent 9% of the SS22 seasonal collection.
- Stiffeners & Toe Caps
Our veg-tanned leather soles represent 76% of all Spring Summer 22 soles are tanned only using natural tanning ingredients. They are plastic-free and finished using a brushing technique.
Some of our models have a plastic TPU sole instead of the leather. 71% of the plastic in the TPU soles is now plant-based. Fossil fuels have been replaced with castor bean oil and sugar cane, reducing overall carbon emissions. Plant-based TPU soles represent 15% of our Spring Summer 22 soles. Only 8% of all soles are not made using conscious materials. These include special colour rubber soles that are not yet plant-based and some high-gloss finished leather soles.
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