Woven into the fabric of our culture are the unique materials that bring our brand to life. Every strip of webbing and injection-molded EVA rubber is conceived through the lens of sustainability. A few of our material innovations include:
Recycled Polyester (rPET)
We're proud to report that by Spring 2020, 100% of our webbing will be crafted from UNIFI® REPREVE recycled polyester. The foremost branded performance fiber comprised of recycled materials, REPREVE utilizes a multitude of different constituents, including billions of plastic water bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills every year.
Leather Working Group Certified Leather
Every piece of leather procured for our products is judiciously sourced from Leather Working Group certified tanneries. These top-tier tanneries maintain protocols that promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry.
Packaging Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)
We take a holistic stance on sustainability. An approach that examines the entire lifecycle of a product from design, to materials, and finally, packaging. We took it upon ourselves to conduct a packaging materials LCA, which helped us set some lofty but highly-attainable goals to further our packaging environmental savings. From increasing our use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper, to reducing plastic, we're doing our part to lessen the environmental impact of our packaging materials. We estimate that by early 2020, our efforts will have saved approximately 389,470 trees – that's a lot of trees!
|Total Savings Since Baseline|
|Reduced Carbon Footprint (lbs of CO2)||12,085,194.34|
|Reduced Water Usage (gallons of Water)||60,729,260.93|
|Reduced Energy Usage (gallons of Petrol)||877,678.90|
|Reduced Dunnage (lbs of Packaging)||2,966,577.07|
We appreciate each and every one of our consumers. No lifestyle is the same, which is why we've worked hard to engineer vegan alternatives to provide Teva fans with more options than ever before. Click here to see our full list of Teva vegan footwear.