The work of research and selection of responsible materials is not an easy task, but it is essential to strengthen our ecological balance. Despite our fondness for beautiful, non-eco-responsible materials, we sometimes leave them aside and concentrate on healthy leathers, natural textiles from organic farming, synthetic fabrics from recycling, etc.
First of all, we've always used leather for our shoes, so that's where we started.
Without mentioning its aesthetics which is a criteria of choice, leather is a natural material used by man for thousands of years, it has many properties: flexibility, durability, resistance, waterproofing.
We are aware that leather does not appeal to everyone because it is derived from animal exploitation, but we are simply recycling a product from the meat industry. We could radically refuse to use leather, but that's not our choice - it would be environmental nonsense, there would always be more volume for landfill and incinerators to deal with.
But we are in phase with the issue of reducing livestock farming, especially when it comes from intensive agriculture insensitive to animal welfare and dependent on Brazilian GMO soya imports - this is why we are developing more and more "vegan" ranges without leather.
Precisely, since 2016 we have mainly opted for eco-friendly materials (biodegradable polyamide, organic cotton or linen fibers GOTS, Seaqual polyester from marine plastic waste, polyester or Global Recycled Standard rubber) . The main objective is to limit the use of pure synthetic fibers and the unnecessary production of raw polyester.