Bared Footwear

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Bared Footwear Sustainability Actions

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Plant-Based Footbed

Crafted from 72% bio-based FATES™ foam, derived from plant-based oils. It creates three to six times less Co2 emissions than our standard footbeds. You can pop it in your compost, too! On average, 50% of your footbed will biodegrade within 75 days, with no nasties entering your soil.

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Shoe Recycling

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Natural Rubber Sandals

A minimalistic, two-strap style crafted from natural rubber, meet our first vegan shoe. Bundled in their very own beach pouch made from recycled plastic, each pouch saves eight recycled plastic bottles from entering our ocean.

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Sugarcane Footbed

We craft footbeds from (seriously sustainable!) sugarcane. Sourced from Brazil, this fully renewable resource grows quickly, relies on rainwater to thrive (not irrigation) and removes carbon from the atmosphere in the process.

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The Portugal Edit

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

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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. By using rPET in our sneaker laces and mesh fabrics, we've prevented 171,260 plastic bottles (and counting!) from entering our ocean.

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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.

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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.

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Shoe Boxes

All our shoe boxes double as bags! Crafted from FSC certified 100% recycled materials, they're perfect for storage (Marie Kondo style) and keeping your shoes in as-new condition.

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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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