Bared Footwear

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Bared Footwear Sustainability Actions

Plant-Based Footbed

Crafted from 72% bio-based B.plantfoam™, derived from plant-based materials. It creates three to six times less Co2 emissions than our standard footbeds.

Shoe Recycling

In partnership with Melbourne-based company, Save Our Soles, we transform pre-loved shoes into rubber mats for gym and playground flooring. Drop off your old shoes (Bared or not!) at any one of our stores, alternatively, post them to our warehouse.

We Are Carbon Neutral

We're working hard to reduce the emissions we cause in the manufacture and distribution of the shoes you love. In 2020, we partnered with Greenfleet, committing $50,000 to plant thousands of native species and offset over 3,300 tonnes of carbon!

Off-Cut Collars & Leads

We're incredibly conscious about the waste we create and make it our mission to be part of the solution, not the problem. From our cutting room floor to the pet you adore, we transform our leather offcuts into Dog Collars and Leads!

Leather Working Group (LWG) Certified

We’re an official Leather Working Group (LWG) member and purchase 100% of our leathers from LWG-certified suppliers. Our leather products support responsible manufacturing via the Leather Working Group. We partnered with LWG in 2019 to reduce the environmental impact of leather production and work with our suppliers to source leather from LWG-rated tanneries. These tanneries must adhere to a strict protocol, focusing on energy and water usage, waste management, the control of chemicals and more. OUR SOURCING COMMITMENT: In addition, we ban the use of all exotic animal skins and any endangered species which appear on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species [CITES] or the International Union for Conservation of natures Red List of Threatened Specifies.

Gold Rated Leather

We are an official Leather Working Group (LWG) member, strictly using Gold Rated leather in all our full-grain and top-grain leather shoes. LWG ensures the leather is not only a sub-product of the meat industry but also sourced and produced with high environmental compliance and ethical practices.

Sugarcane Footbed

We craft footbeds from (seriously sustainable!) sugarcane. Sourced from Brazil, this is a renewable resource that grows quickly and relies on rainwater to thrive (not irrigation). Growing sugarcane crops also helps to remove carbon from the atmosphere in the process.

The Portugal Edit

With years of experience in crafting traditional men's footwear, we've made the move to Portugal. Using premium materials and timeless techniques, each pair is crafted from vegetable-tanned LWG-certified leather, Blake stitched and fitted with our sugarcane footbed.

Recycled Plastic Bottles

Certified by the Global Recycling Standard (GRS), we've introduced recycled plastic bottles into our Bared range. Otherwise known as, rPET, it is manufactured by shredding used bottles into small flakes, the flakes are melted into pellets, and stretched into a thread.

Compostable Satchels

Our postage bags are compostable. Made from sustainable plants and non-toxic resin, these satchels will decompose when exposed to enough moisture along with anything inside them. Since 2019, we have sent over 180,000 compostable satchels.

Recycled Satin

Certified by the Global Recycling Standard (GRS), we strictly use recycled satin across our entire range. Manufactured by collecting satin scraps from our factory floor, the scraps are recalibrated to make recycled satin and saving it from landfill.

Shoe Boxes

All our shoe boxes double as bags! Crafted from FSC-certified recycled materials, they're perfect for storage (Marie Kondo style) and keeping your shoes in as-new condition.

Micro-Pak Dri Clay® Kraft Anti-Mould Paks

Great for your shoes but even better for our planet, the Micro-Pak Dri Clay® Kraft Anti Mould Paks are 100% natural, plastic-free and biodegradable.

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