Sustainablility and innovation

When developing the OPEN sneaker sandal we had sustainability in mind in every aspect of the process. WOLLOW as a brand is focusing equally on design, innovation and sustainability. Each components for our footwear is sourced and picked based on these  3 values. 

 

Natural latex from rubber trees

 

The vulcanized part of our soles are made from 100% natural rubber. The rubber is tapped from rubber trees without doing any harm to the tree. The bottom sole is made from 50% natural rubber. 

 

Biodegradable Bio Leather

 

The upper fabric used for the OPEN is made of Bio Suede. Only 10% of all leather made in the world is considered Bio. Instead of tanning the leather with chrome, Bio Leather is tanned with extracted tannis from trees. That means that our suede is 100% biodegradable and reaches total disintegration after only 30-50 days according to ISO-20200.

 

Cork inner soles

Our ortorpedic footbed is made of natural cork/natural latex and hold together with natural Jute. Cork is harvest from the cork tree. This is process is  harmless to the tree and the bark will crow back again. The inner sole is covered with 100% recycled mircrofiber and manufactured with the requirements established in the REACH regulation on chemicals of concern. 

 

Organic cotton laces

The high quality off-white colored laces used on the OPEN is made of 100% natural GOTS certified organic cotton. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent third-party certification of the entire textile supply chain.

 

No Smell

The OPEN series from WOLLOW is crafted with a combination of natural and technical components for unique breathability. We can not keep you feet from sweating on a hot summer day, but the with the OPEN we offer exceptional moisture management. Free from unwanted odors. 

Consciously crafted in The EU

Our EU manufacture has been certified in the conformity with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 1800 since 2004. The factory has been audited by both QIMA and ICS with a social score of 96%. We are very proud to state that our vulcanized shoes as been crafted on a healthy and safe environment for the workers. 

 

Sustainability is tricky

In the end you do not save the planet by producing more goods. But luckily new and better alternatives are being introduced to the components market. But no product can be produced without a footprint. Therefor we do not chase a magical solution but will continuously keep testing new and more sustainable alternatives for our footwear. Next step for WOLLOW is to introduce a VEGAN version for SS23 of the OPEN series.