As you might already have noticed, we are proud to use sustainable materials for our shoes and focus on premium leathers to craft our handbags and accessories. You might wonder what exactly natural rubber is and how it is made. We have all the dirty details!
Natural Resin, also known, as “caoutchouc” across the world is a sustainable natural rubber, derived from the sap of trees native to the tropics. Caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds plus water.
What sustainable benefits does natural rubber have?
Our sustainable rubber soles are extremely durable and hardwearing, resulting in a long product life. Natural rubber is scuff-resistant and has low maintenance requirements. It doesn’t contain any PVC, plasticizers (phthalate) or halogens (e.g., chlorine). Since they do not contain PVC, our caoutchouc rubber soles also do not generate any hydrochloric acid, dioxins or furans, leading to a healthier environment, once you decide to part ways with your pair.
Did you know?
We source our soles form local suppliers, thus reducing CO2 emissions across the supply chain.
Around 25 million tones of rubber are produced each year. Only 40 % of rubber across the globe is sourced from natural resources.