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Sugarcane is a grass (a renewable biological fiber). Sugarcane reproduces naturally in cycles of less than a year, making it inherently a sustainable fiber. The sugarcane that Roscomar uses comes from Brazil. Our Sugarcane is watered by rainfall which thereby limits manual irrigation and uses minimal fertilization. The sugarcane is harvested and processed into granules that can be used like other petroleum based EVA materials.
OEKO TEX certification means that these materials are free from harmful chemicals and are audited according to OEKO TEX standards. GRS (Global Recycled Standard) means that these materials are made from 100% recycled sources.
100% recyclable polyurethane gives a bouncy cushioning feel with molded arch support. We recycle 100% of our insoles. The most common uses of recycled polyurethane are furniture, mattresses and cars. Our insoles are removable if you'd like to swap them for your own.
We use GOTS certified organic cotton, which limits the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical inputs during the production process. In order to qualify for this certification, all of our cotton components must contain at least 95% organic cotton fibers
Leather offers many natural properties perfect for sneakers - it is naturally breathable, shapes and stretches to your feet, highly durable, resistant to dirt and can be treated to be weatherproof. Gold certification from LWG means our supplier has been audited across a number of factors including tannery processes, renewable energy levels and water usage and waste.
Our natural rubber (75%) is biodegradable and as it is grown responsibly, increases biodiversity and absorbs carbon. We mix this with 25% recycled rubber to make the outsole abrasion-resistant and also to utilize pre-exsisting rubber and save it from landfill.