We know we're a long way from a fully sustainable or closed loop sandal, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't keep trying to do better. With that in mind, we've designed our production process from the ground up with the goal of eliminating waste. We use recycled polyester in our straps, and recycled content in all of our EVA and rubber compounds. We buy our EVA cut to shape, so the supplier can recycle the excess into future batches. Our adhesives are water based. What little waste we create is recycled into future sandals. Since we manufacture domestically and ship locally we're able to eliminate a significant amount of packaging and shipping waste.
We think there are ways to improve every step of the process, and we strive to implement them at every opportunity. Working with local universities, research centers, and businesses, we look forward to making ever more environmentally sound sandals as we move forward, without sacrificing the fit, quality, and comfort you should expect.
In that spirit, we'll gladly take back a pair of our sandals at the end of their life cycle. We'll remove the straps so they can be recycled toward new polyester thread, and we'll make sure the rest of the sandal is ground up and downcycled responsibly - and stays out of a landfill.
We're so confident in the fit, quality and comfort of our sandals that we stand behind them unconditionally. If you're not satisfied for any reason, we'll replace them. End of story. (learn more)