Made with respect for people and Planet
At Komrads we produce sneakers with respect for the planet we live on, because remember there is no planet B. We manufacture a fashionable sneaker that does not cause harm to our planet. A Sneaker where did not have to harvest natural commodities. A sneaker build entirely from re-used and recycled materials, A product that is part of the circular economy. We try to design a the most sustainable and ecological sneaker.
The reason why we do this is obvious: when we realized how polluting the fashion industry was, we had to take action: What about the Rana Plaza disaster and the numerous sweatshops? What about the fact less than 1% of material used to produce fashion is recycled into new clothing?
And what about climate change? every year 18m hectares of Rain Forest – an area the size of England and wales – is felled and replaced by great swathes of palm oil trees and rubber plantations (the main material used to make sneakers)!
At current rates, the Rain Forest will vanish altogether in 100 years! This massive deforestation of the lungs of the earth is the one of the main reasons the climate change is occurring.
So that’s why we make sneakers with respect for people and planet
Designed in Belgium, Produced in Portugal
Our sneakers are made in Portugal and Slovakia; therefore, we can guarantee that they are made under European working conditions. This means no sweatshops, no child labor, No miserable wages and endless working hours or unacceptable health and safety conditions.
The better the work environment, the happier our employees are. The happier employees are, the more luv they put into your sneakers. Ultimately, honesty builds trust.
We could consider producing in Asia, America, or … wait a moment no we could not do that, because it’s not in our DNA! Producing in China would make the production cost 10 times cheaper, producing in South America 5 times, but the impact on the planet is more worth to us than a few bucks.
So, we stay true to our promise!
When you think of sustainable products, does transportation distance, materials origin, or manufacturing site come to mind? NO! well it should!
At Komrads we want to lower our carbon footprint, so we use locally sourced materials from nearby manufacturing site in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. So, we are cutting down on transportation distances, which lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
green washing and compensation
A lot of so-called sustainable brands are compensating for the damage they cause. At Komrads we do not feel that this is our mission. We choose to help people, organizations or whomever contribute to making this planet a better place to live on!
So, If you feel you got a project that makes a difference, let us know, sent us a mail and we can discuss how we can help you?Contact us