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EMPOWERING SUSTAINABLE CHOICES

 

 EMPOWERING SUSTAINABLE CHOICES

 

Empowering Sustainable Choices

 

Empowering Sustainable Choices

 

Empowering Sustainable Choices

 

EMPOWERING SUSTAINABLE CHOICES

 

By embracing personal style over status-quo trends, we empower conscious consumers to buy quality over quantity (the only true answer to sustainability). We imbue every stage of our sneaker-making process with this eco-conscious spirit, from designing to curating materials responsibly, to shipping and giving back to the environment. Being better for the planet is our first priority.

First thing’s first – we source our materials responsibly. Next we create a safe & ethics-driven environment in our factories, we evolve our processes to be greener than they were yesterday, we give back to like-minded organizations and make plans for the next generation of greener products & practices.

From designing to curating materials responsibly, to shipping and giving back to the environment, our priority is the planet.

  • MATERIALS
  • FACTORIES

Crafting Sneakers with a Green Conscience

Crafting Sneakers with a Green Conscience

We curate premium raw materials in order to yield a smaller footprint.

We curate premium raw materials in order to yield a smaller footprint.

Crafting Sneakers with a Green Conscience

We curate premium raw materials in order to yield a smaller footprint.

Bamboo

We chose bamboo for its rapid self-regeneration – it’s cut from the stalk and grows back – leaving tree & soil intact. (It’s actually the fastest growing plant in the world and is a carbon negative material!) Bamboo is also a natural antibacterial, produces minimal waste and guarantees no harmful chemicals are used. Our bamboo is certified by Forest Stewardship Concil, OEKO-TEX & the Organic Crop Improvement Association.

Rubber

Our perfectly-weighted natural rubber is gathered from the hevea brasiliensis tree through ethical “tapping” (removing a milky sap from its bark). So, no trees are ever harmed in the production of our sneakers!

Organic Cotton

Since February 2020, we’ve been replacing our BCI canvas with organic GOTS-certified cotton. Basically, organic farming keeps workers, soil and water safe from toxic pesticides. We are committed to choosing the pro-earth option always. Our organic cotton is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard.

Sugarcane

Our sugarcane is sourced from Brazil and relies on rainwater to thrive (not traditional irrigation). It’s a fully-renewable, bio-based resource that grows quickly and naturally removes carbon from the atmosphere. Our sugarcane is certified by I’M GREEN.

Cork

Cork is a natural and sustainable material. To procure it, it is carefully scraped from the cork tree so that the tree remains intact and can form new bark. Cork ensures a healthy environment and all-day comfort for your feet.

Mamona Oil

Mamona is a plant-based and organic alternative to petroleum. We chose this natural oil in order to significantly decrease our use of virgin plastics and increase the natural content of our products, thus delivering a much greener foam.

Recycled PET

We’ve made it our mission to significantly reduce our use of virgin plastics. The vast majority of plastics used in our upper, laces, labels and threads are derived from recycled plastic bottles. Recycling, reducing and repurposing is the only responsible way forward. Our recycled PET is certified by Global Recycled Standard.

Leather & Suede

Our leather & suede is responsibly sourced from Argentina, Thailand, Brazil, and China. None of our premium materials are sourced from the Amazon or any area deforested for cattle-farming purposes. 100% of the water used to produce our leather and suede is recycled and reused. Alternative energy sources such as solar panels are used to ensure a smaller footprint. Our leather and suede is certified by Leather Working Group.

Recycled & Recyclable Packaging Paper

In addition to utilizing single-box packaging (our shoe box doubles as our shipping box), we also use 100% recycled & recyclable paper to cushion your new kicks on their journey to your front door. Oh, and our new shoe filler (to keep your sneaks from getting squashed during transit) is biodegradable as well. Our recycled & recyclable paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Bamboo

We chose bamboo for its rapid self-regeneration – it’s cut from the stalk and grows back – leaving tree & soil intact. (It’s actually the fastest growing plant in the world and is a carbon negative material!) Bamboo is also a natural antibacterial, produces minimal waste and guarantees no harmful chemicals are used. Our bamboo is certified by Forest Stewardship Concil, OEKO-TEX & the Organic Crop Improvement Association.

Rubber

Our perfectly-weighted natural rubber is gathered from the hevea brasiliensis tree through ethical “tapping” (removing a milky sap from its bark). So, no trees are ever harmed in the production of our sneakers!

Bamboo

We chose bamboo for its rapid self-regeneration – it’s cut from the stalk and grows back – leaving tree & soil intact. (It’s actually the fastest growing plant in the world and is a carbon negative material!) Bamboo is also a natural antibacterial, produces minimal waste and guarantees no harmful chemicals are used. Our bamboo is certified by Forest Stewardship Concil, OEKO-TEX & the Organic Crop Improvement Association.

Rubber

Our perfectly-weighted natural rubber is gathered from the hevea brasiliensis tree through ethical “tapping” (removing a milky sap from its bark). So, no trees are ever harmed in the production of our sneakers!

Organic Cotton

Since February 2020, we’ve been replacing our BCI canvas with organic GOTS-certified cotton. Basically, organic farming keeps workers, soil and water safe from toxic pesticides. We are committed to choosing the pro-earth option always. Our organic cotton is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard.

Sugarcane EVA

Our sugarcane is sourced from Brazil and relies on rainwater to thrive (not traditional irrigation). It’s a fully-renewable, bio-based resource that grows quickly and naturally removes carbon from the atmosphere. Our sugarcane is certified by I’M GREEN.

Organic Cotton

Since February 2020, we’ve been replacing our BCI canvas with organic GOTS-certified cotton. Basically, organic farming keeps workers, soil and water safe from toxic pesticides. We are committed to choosing the pro-earth option always. Our organic cotton is certified by Global Organic Textile Standard.

Sugarcane

Our sugarcane is sourced from Brazil and relies on rainwater to thrive (not traditional irrigation). It’s a fully-renewable, bio-based resource that grows quickly and naturally removes carbon from the atmosphere. Our sugarcane is certified by I’M GREEN.  

Certifications

43% of our products are 100% vegan.

Since day one, our mission has been to make things in a way that’s better for people and the planet. It’s a journey. We are constantly evaluating and evolving our processes to be greener than they were the day before.

We are committed to increasing our vegan products to over 50% by 2021. 

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Cork

Cork is a natural and sustainable material. To procure it, it is carefully scraped from the cork tree so that the tree remains intact and can form new bark. Cork ensures a healthy environment and all-day comfort for your feet.

Mamona Oil

Mamona is a plant-based and organic alternative to petroleum. We chose this natural oil in order to significantly decrease our use of virgin plastics and increase the natural content of our products, thus delivering a much greener foam.

Recycled PET

We’ve made it our mission to significantly reduce our use of virgin plastics. The vast majority of plastics used in our upper, laces, labels and threads are derived from recycled plastic bottles. Recycling, reducing and repurposing is the only responsible way forward. Our recycled PET is certified by Global Recycled Standard.

Leather & Suede

Our leather & suede is responsibly sourced from Argentina, Thailand, Brazil, and China. None of our premium materials are sourced from the Amazon or any area deforested for cattle-farming purposes. 100% of the water used to produce our leather and suede is recycled and reused. Alternative energy sources such as solar panels are used to ensure a smaller footprint. Our leather and suede is certified by Leather Working Group.

Recycled & Recyclable Packaging Paper

In addition to utilizing single-box packaging (our shoe box doubles as our shipping box), we also use 100% recycled & recyclable paper to cushion your new kicks on their journey to your front door. Oh, and our new shoe filler (to keep your sneaks from getting squashed during transit) is biodegradable as well. Our recycled & recyclable paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

Certifications

Certifications

43% of our products are 100% vegan.

Since day one, our mission has been to make things in a way that’s better for people and the planet. It’s a journey. We are constantly evaluating and evolving our processes to be greener than they were the day before.

We are committed to increasing our vegan products to over 50% by 2021.

Since day one, our mission has been to make things in a way that’s better for people and the planet. It’s a journey. We are constantly evaluating and evolving our processes to be greener than they were the day before.

We are committed to increasing our vegan products to over 50% by 2021.

Certifications

43% of our products are 100% vegan

Since day one, our mission has been to make things in a way that’s better for people and the planet. It’s a journey. We are constantly evaluating and evolving our processes to be greener than they were the day before.

We are committed to increasing our vegan products to over 50% by 2021.

Choosing Like-minded Partners

Like us, our partners are committed to continuous improvement. We work exclusively with vendors that have adopted our constant-evolution mentality.

Our Company Culture

Creating a safe space to come to work every day is vital to our success. The mental, emotional and physical health and well-being of our workers is our top priority. We put people at the center of everything we do. Without our dedicated team of craftsmen & women, we would be nothing.

Our Company Culture

Creating a safe space to come to work every day is vital to our success. The mental, emotional and physical health and well-being of our workers is our top priority. We put people at the center of everything we do. Without our dedicated team of craftsmen & women, we would be nothing.

Fair Working Hours & Wages

As a new sustainable sneaker brand, our team is small, yet mighty. We’ve created a close-knit community of people that really care about what they are doing when they get out of bed every morning. We ensure that our factory workers make a comfortable, living wage and adhere to a manageable work week to ensure a healthy work/ life balance.

Fair Working Hours & Wages

As a new sustainable sneaker brand, our team is small, yet mighty. We’ve created a close-knit community of people that really care about what they are doing when they get out of bed every morning. We ensure that our factory workers make a comfortable, living wage and adhere to a manageable work week to ensure a healthy work/ life balance.

Our Code of Conduct

We care deeply about who we partner with our Code of Conduct reflects our core values as a brand.

For details, click here.

Our Code of Conduct

We care deeply about who we partner with our Code of Conduct reflects our core values as a brand.

For details, click here.

Cariuma's Traceability

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturer.

Tier-2 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

Cariuma’s Traceability

CARIUMA’s Traceability

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturers.

 

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

 

Tier-4 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

 

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturer.

CARIUMA’s Traceability

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturers.

 

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

 

Tier-4 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

 

Tier-2 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

CARIUMA’s Traceability

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturers.

 

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

 

Tier-4 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

 

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

CARIUMA’s Traceability

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturers.

 

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

 

Tier-4 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

 

Choosing Like-minded partners

Like us, our partners are committed to continuous improvement. We work exclusively with vendors that have adopted our constant-evolution mentality.

Our Company Culture

Creating a safe space to come to work every day is vital to our success. The mental, emotional and physical health and well-being of our workers is our top priority. We put people at the center of everything we do. Without our dedicated team of craftsmen & women, we would be nothing.

Fair Working Hours & Wages

As a new sustainable sneaker brand, our team is small, yet mighty. We’ve created a close-knit community of people that really care about what they are doing when they get out of bed every morning. We ensure that our factory workers make a comfortable, living wage and adhere to a manageable work week to ensure a healthy work/ life balance.

Our Code of Conduct

We care deeply about who we partner with our Code of Conduct reflects our core values as a brand.

For details, click here.

Cariuma's Traceability

Tier-1 Suppliers

We have 100% Traceability into our Footwear Manufacturers.

Tier-2 Suppliers

We have 85% Traceability into our Raw Material Processors, Mills, Knitting, Packaging, Outsole Factory and Components in General.

Tier-3 Suppliers

We have 59% Traceability into our Yarns, Polymers and Chips.

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