Blog - Which ethical shoes for your sustainable roller skates?

Which ethical shoes for your sustainable roller skates?
By Mathieu 5/13/2019 5:00 PM

The eco-responsibility concept has become a major issue for fashion brands. 80% of a shoe carbon footprint comes from its manufacture.

Flaneurz offers a non-polluting transport mode and also wants to offer sustainable roller skates. Discover which shoes are the most suitable to respect environment while strolling Flaneurz at your feet.

 

/WHAT ARE RESPONSIBLE ROLLER SKATES?

 

The sustainable approach objective is to limit the production impact on the environment, by optimising its components and favouring short circuits.


Based on this definition we want to meet your ethical expectations. Our prestigious Italian partner, Roll Line, supports us in our approach with components that are exclusively European. In addition, we pay a special attention to your sustainable roller skates finishes by producing them by hand and in short quantities.

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/WHICH SHOES FOR MY SUBSTAINABLE ROLLER SKATES?

 

Since this awareness, in the early 2000s, fashion has continued to evolve, giving birth to new brands.

 

/VEJA
Leading the French market in the eco-friendly sneakers field, this Parisian brand collaborated with the Clique for our VEJA X FLANEURZ collection. The shoes are made from Brazilian organic cotton, cultivated by local producers. The leather is tanned only with vegetable extracts and the sole is made from natural Amazonian rubber.

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/WADO
Acting as a "Little Thumb" in the ethical sneaker world, Wado launched his first pairs in June 2018. The young brand based in Barcelona, promotes the "made in Europe". Two trees are planted for each Wado sold.

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/YATAY
The Italian savoir-faire is known for its quality. Recently, a new brand has joined this movement, with 100% vegan shoes. The sole is biodegradable, has a recycled fabric structure and the laces are made of organic hemp.

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/SAOLA
Since 2018, this brand based in the french Alps use recycled plastic bottles for the upper part of the shoes and natural materials, such as seaweed for the soles.

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/ETHLETIC
It is the historical brand for ethical sneakers. They created an eco-responsible labelled shoe, using organic cotton. The brand obtained PETA certification for there 100% vegan shoes in 2014. Its objective is to develop a 100% biodegradable.

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/TREAD
It is the latest one, presented by the American retailer Everlane. Its objective is to offer a shoe with the lowest environmental impact. There sneakers are made of 94% recycled plastic. The leather used comes from Leather Working Group's gold medal winning tanneries. Also, the brand's carbon footprint is reduced thanks to green energies use.

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/OTH
How to offer sneakers that are sophisticated, strong and respectful of the environment? OTH (Off The Hook), found the solution by recycling tires to make the shoes soles. Three pairs are manufactured with only one tire. Their production is 100% European with a leather selected in compliance with the REACH regulation. OTH offers a shoe that is durable for the environment and durable in time.

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/ADIDAS
The famous Stan Smith from Adidas is also turning "green". The 3-strip brand collaborated with Stella McCartney by rethinking its emblematic sneaker from the eighties in an initiative that excludes all animal-based components. The shoe is made of 100% recycled polyester and synthetic leather.

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/NAE
This Portuguese brand claims not to use animals for its shoes. You will find among their collections: pineapple fibre sneakers thanks to Pinatex technology, others made with plastic and recycled tires or even sneakers made from organic cotton. Nae has also obtained PETA certification.

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/PUMA
With its "10FOR20" project, the brand aims to optimize its sustainable development results in several areas. For example, Puma now uses tannery leather that has received the Leather Working Group Gold Medal and polyester certified "blue design".

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More than a fashionable subject, ethics and environmental respect are values held by the Clique members. You are now able to choose eco-friendly shoes that you can personalize with help of our customer service. We look forward to seeing you strolling around with us on sustainable roller skates.