OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
POWERED BY PLANTS
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Fabricated with agricultural waste, our 8 Eye Boot has heavy duty lug soles with steel load-bearing shanks for increased lifespan and repairability. They feature cotton lacing with steel aglets and an OEKO-TEX 100 certified microfiber liner. A removable cork insole sits at the bed of the foot.
This boot is 100% free from animal products.
Proudly made using the waste from commercial pineapple farming, this nearly closed-loop fabric prevents the scrap from being incinerated (which would result in increased methane production). Not only does this create a new, clean revenue stream for local farmers, but once the fiber is up-cycled, remaining biomass is then leveraged as fertilizer and biofuel. The corn-derived PLA fibers used in creating the mesh are biodegradable, unlike most leather alternatives. The fabric is dyed black using GOTS certified pigments. Following C2C's guidelines, no toxic materials are used.
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Fabricated with 100% flax, our linen is grown and milled in Belgium following OEKO-TEX 100 guidelines by a Vinçotte Validated carbon neutral weaver. The fiber is separated using a natural dew-retting process which relinquishes any need for chemical interference.
Flax is a water efficient plant which does not require irrigation and is zero-waste in the weaving process; it also traditionally uses 13x less pesticides than cotton. On top of being biodegradable, our linen forever remains unbleached and undyed. It's robust weight of 14.5 oz insures a long lifespan with great repairability.
Replacing the traditional dust-bag, our everyday Tsuno Bag is included with every pair of boots ordered.
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Fabricated with recycled acetate, our Sunglasses have a robust frame with 5-bar white copper hinges. They feature grey nylon lenses with green anti-reflective coatings offering UVA and UVB protection. Lenses can be swapped for both prescription and plano alternatives.
This style is delivered with a cactus leather sleeve and 100% recycled polyester lens cloth. The sleeve is grown, milled, and made in Guadalajara using a cactus, recycled cotton, and recycled polyester blend. It is lined with a 100% organic Mexican-grown cotton.
LESS IS MORE IN PACKAGING
Through all of our fulfillment practices, we use recyclable, compostable and/or post-consumer products and limit as much packaging as possible.
We fully support paperless invoicing and exchanges; customers will digitally receive order invoices, status updates and any further special directions. All polymailers are made with 100% post-consumer input and feature a multiple rows of adhesive for continued use. Our tape is a water-based compostable variety while our boxes are both compostable and made with recycled paper. We have specifically redesigned our shoebox to double as the shipping box, reducing unnecessary amounts of waste. The traditional dustbags have been upgraded to a built-to-last tote bag for all of your daily needs.
Our third party logistics center is located in New Jersey and is a proud recipient of the 2019 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. They have eliminated all paper from the picking, packing and shipping workflow eliminating over 40,000 individual pieces of paper each day.
When boxes are needed, our warehouse uses ZEBRA technology to create zero-margin-containers. This leads to a more efficient box with greater security and a lower carbon footprint in transit.
EYEWEAR = SUNGLASSES + CACTUS SLEEVE + RECYCLED CLOTH + POST-CONSUMER BOX
FOOTWEAR = BOOTS + TSUNO BAG + POST-CONSUMER SHIPPABLE SHOEBOX
BAG = TSUNO BAG + POST-CONSUMER MULTI-USE POLYMAILER
HOW IT'S MADE
FOOTWEAR AND BAGS are handcrafted in Portugal by a family-owned workshop. Our factory follows EU Directive 89/391/EEC ensuring the health and safety of all workers, overseen by EU-OSHA and Portugal’s Autoridade para as Condiçôes do Trabalho (ACT).
EYEWEAR is made in Fukui, Japan using recycled acetate at a family-owned artisan eyewear workshop. Established over 60 years ago, our workshop has a rich history of hand-carved celluloid and acetate frames.
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