VEGAN since our creation in 2011,we are always looking into improving and bringing more and more sustainability in our products.
We are searching for new materials and are heading towards being 100% Recyclable in the next few seasons.
Our effort to use strong, sustainable, eco-friendly materials is our “number one focus”
You can find a NEW MATERIAL (pictures below), a new range of Vegan leather (upper material) that looks towards the future with ZERO CO2 emission. We introduced that NEW MATERIAL in our FW18-19 collection it is made from Polymers deriving from natural renewable sources. Cereals and vegetable seeds coming from NO FOOD agriculture. Made in Italy.
The other microfibers that we use for all our shoes are made in Europe (Italy or Spain) and we call them Vegan.leather or Vegan.suede, they are made in Italy, Spain or Portugal in a Fair trade environment.
The informations below does not refer to the canvas, acrylic tweed or any other special material except veg.leather or veg.suede.
We also use a microfiber lining for ALL our shoes.
•IT IS ECOLOGICAL
We certifies that an external laboratory has subjected the fabric to strict testing and has declared it to be ecological and free of agents harmful to health.
•OUR SHOES ARE MADE IN PORTUGAL in a FAIR TRADE environment
Most of our components are made in Italy, Spain or Portugal in a fair-trade environment.
•OUR MICROFIBERS ARE...
Produced in an eco-friendly and sustainable with minimum environmental impact. Our microfibers are made from POLYESTER and NYLON and for most of our vegan suede they can be recycled, even though NOT 100% recyclable YET but we are working on it .
- 100% microfiber
- Chromium VI-free
- Ecological CO2-free manufacturing system
- OEKO-TEX® Standard 100
•SENSATION OF LEATHER, QUALITY OF MICROFIBER 100% HEALTHY
- Absorption – desorption = Total dryness
- High abrasion
- Thermal regulation effect
- Maximum removal of water
- High tear
- Washable (at 30º C without shrinking and conserving all its properties) This is ONLY for the upper material, these indications are not meant for he whole shoes but we are working on testing washing our shoes on a cold cycle and warm cycle and we will post news soon about the results.
- 100% Breathable
It far exceeds the stipulations of the UNE-EN ISO 20344:2004 standard (R-09119381)
In accordance with the REACH regulations
In accordance with the legislation relating to azo dyes and chlorinated paraffins
In accordance with the 20882 IN: 2009 standard
In accordance with the UNE EN ISO 20344:2010 standard
CLEANING YOUR GG
First of all, DO NOT USE products that are made for Leather or suede, use only product that are meant for MICROFIBER and SYNTHETIC Leather.
We recommend a specific product, a 100% vegetal soap made in France LE SAVON DU BRUGERON it works for all the materials we use, canvas, veg.suede, veg.leather even the sole. You can find it at your local store
Our tip to keep your Veg. Suede shoes in good shape:
To clean the UPPER PART of your shoes, use a soft brush (or Toothbrush) and brush the shoes gently after the rain or once a month to get the dust and dirt out of them, that will keep them "looking good"
For your HEELS (DUKE,DAISY, ELLA, DIZZY..) as soon as you see wooden part of the heels appears and you notice the bottom isn't flat anymore but more "oblique" it means that it's worn out and need to be "fixed", we would advise you to walk for 2 weeks with your NEW boots and "break" them, then go to a cobbler and place a "hard top" on both heels and a rubber sole on the front part of the outside sole if you feel like it.
The REMOVABLE SOLE in your SAMO & WACK sneakers can be washed separately in your washing machine (cold cycle)