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Our Materials

We strive to incorporate more responsibly certified and sustainable materials in our products (including preferred, recycled, renewable, regenerated, and natural materials). When we understand what our products are made of and where they come from, it allows us to make better sourcing decisions, guiding our brands toward more sustainable material selections. Read below to learn about some of the responsible-preferred materials Teva utilizes in its portfolio.

Recycled Polyester (RPET)

100% of all Teva iconic straps are now made from recycled polyester, made from plastic water bottles, which are diverted from landfills. In 2019, we diverted approximately 10,270,000 plastic water bottles as a result of Teva’s commitment. This commitment has also saved 13.1 million MJs of energy, 571.8 million gallons of water, and 1.42 million lbs. of CO2 eq. Billions of plastic water bottles go into landfills every year, and we are proud to be doing our part. Learn more about the process here.

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13.1 million
MJ of energy

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571.8 million
gallons of water

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1.42 millions
lbs of CO2

Lether Working Group Certified Leather

All of the leathers used in Teva footwear product(s) are sourced from Leather Working Group (‘LWG’) certified tanneries which maintain protocols that promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. We compared LWG Leather usage (all levels: gold, silver and bronze) against the conventional standard leather impact. By sourcing through LWG certified tanneries, we saved 47.2 million MJs of energy, 2.7 billion gallons of water, and 7.9 million lbs. of CO2 eq.

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47.2 million
MJ of energy

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2.7 billion
gallons of water

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7.9 millions
lbs of CO2 eq

Packaging Materials Lifecycle Assessment (LCA)

We look at sustainability holistically: from product design, to product materials, to packaging. Our mission is to not only design product to be more sustainable or use more sustainable materials in our products - product packaging is an important element, as it is the first part of the product to be disposed of by the consumer. For the last 3 years, we have critically looked into our packaging environmental impact.

We are proud to have conducted a packaging materials LCA and through that exercise were able to set some lofty but highly attainable goals to further our packaging environmental savings.

Details of our revised LCA can be found below but, in short, we are increasing our use of FSC virgin certified paper, taking steps toward removing virgin non-certified paper, and incorporating certified recycled paper in our packaging. We are also decreasing our overall plastic dunnage while increasing our use of recycled plastic. To date, our efforts have saved approximately 260,353 trees.

Teva (Units) Total Resources Saved To Date
GHG Gas Emissions with Carbon Uptake (lbs. of CO2) 14,501,954.21
Water Usage (Gallons of Water) 348,866,042.49
Fossil Fuel (Gallons of Ancient Petrol) 384,573.49
Freshwater Eutrophication (lbs. of PO4) 11,281.51
Mineral Depletion (lbs. of Minerals) 128,765.94
Reduced Dunnage (lbs. of Packaging) 4,125,066.99

Vegan Product

We appreciate each and every one of our consumers and recognize that, just like us, they represent various beliefs and have different needs. When using animal product, we are committed to doing so responsibly by working with partners who abide by our Ethical Sourcing and Animal Welfare Policy. We understand that some of our consumers are looking for vegan options to best fit their active lifestyles and we are proud to offer vegan friendly options.

Graphic of Teva's Fiber Usage breakdown and Teva's Polyester Fiber Usage breakdown.
Teva Fiber Usage Breakdown
Graphic of Teva's Fiber Usage breakdown.

47.57% Polyester

0.16% Recycled Polyester

0.53% Repurposed Wool

42.25% Unifi REPREVE Recycled Polyester

3.22% Cotton

5.5% Nylon

0.78% Other Fiber

Teva Polyester Fiber Usage Breakdown
Graphic of Teva's Polyester Fiber Usage breakdown. Graphic of Teva's Polyester Fiber Usage breakdown.

52.87% Polyester

0.18% Recycled Polyester

46.96% Unifi REPREVE Recycled Polyester

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