Materials: What a feeling

Materials: What a feeling

Who would imagine the highlights of the future, with materials from the past?

We are constantly improving and searching for new sources of natural and clean materials
to develop sustainable and ethical products. From organic cotton to plant based leather,
here you can read with further detail as we make our path to a less polluted world.
To us, material choice is not so much about cost. It's about feeling good about what we do
and making sure we bring you what you deserve. 

Organic Cotton and Textiles (GOTS)

The cotton we use is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) which is a worldwide leader in organic fiber certification. Including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certifications in the textile supply chain.

This type of of textiles have a reduced carbon footprint. We use cotton from uppers to linings and laces, as well as tote bags, and we love it for its natural, lovely touch and feel. Organic cotton cultivation is good for the land, too, as chemicals, herbicides and pesticides are not allowed, which makes for a healthier product but also a better, less polluted land. 

The leather used is always the cleanest, best type of leather, certified by the Leather Working Group. Still a great, durable, byproduct of another industry, when we use real leather we’re sure products will be durable, thus making them last longer which also means less waste.

By purchasing certified leather, we can track origins, as well as environmentally responsible practices on the process, from the raw material to the end product. Moreover, no harmful chemicals are used and the water consumption is also reduced by 50%.

Leather: Leather Working Group (LWG)

Plant based vegan leather

When we do vegan, we do it for real. One thing is grabbing a piece of plastic and labeling it vegan for a marketing purpose, but we think that’s missing the whole point.

We have recently partnered up with a Mexican company that is making plant based leather from Nopal cactus. As they farm their own plants, only mature leaves are cut every 6-8 months without producing any damage to the plant.

When plant-based is not possible, we believe in making vegan products by recycling or upcyling plastics or other waste, and giving it a second life, creating a negative plastic balance which means no more “new” plastic is added to the world, but that some pre-existing plastic is reused for a new purpose.

Always seeking for the perfect balance between performance, weight and sustainability, our soles are made from a variety of materials. Our sneaker soles are made of natural rubber, TPU or EVA, depending on the model. EVA is the lightest material, stands for Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate.

Rubber is the most natural, and TPU is a mix of synthetic-based durable materials. In boots & heel soles, natural wood and man-made compositions made of natural raw materials are used. The heels (block) are usually made from light polycarbonate.

Outsoles: natural and synthetic rubber

Recycled PU

Recycled PU: The insoles are removable on all sneakers and we use recycled thermoformed Polyurethane (PU) from other industries, which would otherwise be discarded.

Designed by biomechanic experts in the footwear industry, the insoles are made to provide long term comfort, to keep the shock-absorption power for over two years and to be odor-free forever. 


Manufacturers: Local & fair

Materials: What a feeling

Sustainability: Icons are forever

Our Story: A note from Carla

Packaging: Keeping this treasure

Maison Feners: Our doors are open

Who would imagine the highlights of the future, with materials from the past?

We are constantly improving and searching for new sources of natural and clean materials to develop sustainable and ethical products. From organic cotton to plant based leather, here you can read with further detail as we make our path to a less polluted world. To us, material choice is not so much about cost. It's about feeling good about what we do and making sure we bring you what you deserve. 

Organic Cotton and Textiles (GOTS)

The cotton we use is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) which is a worldwide leader in organic fiber certification. Including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certifications in the textile supply chain.

This type of of textiles have a reduced carbon footprint. We use cotton from uppers to linings and laces, as well as tote bags, and we love it for its natural, lovely touch and feel. Organic cotton cultivation is good for the land, too, as chemicals, herbicides and pesticides are not allowed, which makes for a healthier product but also a better, less polluted land.  

Leather: Leather Working Group (LWG)

The leather used is always the cleanest, best type of leather, certified by the Leather Working Group. Still a great, durable, byproduct of another industry, when we use real leather we’re sure products will be durable, thus making them last longer which also means less waste. By purchasing certified leather, we can track origins, as well as environmentally responsible practices on the process, from the raw material to the end product. Moreover, no harmful chemicals are used and the water consumption is also reduced by 50%.     

Plant based vegan leather

When we do vegan, we do it for real. One thing is grabbing a piece of plastic and labeling it vegan for a marketing purpose, but we think that’s missing the whole point.
We have recently partnered up with a Mexican company that is making plant based leather from Nopal cactus. As they farm their own plants, only mature leaves are cut every 6-8 months without producing any damage to the plant. 

When plant-based is not possible, we believe in making vegan products by recycling or upcyling plastics or other waste, and giving it a second life, creating a negative plastic balance which means no more “new” plastic is added to the world, but that some pre-existing plastic is reused for a new purpose.

Outsoles: Natural and synthetic rubber

Always seeking for the perfect balance between performance, weight and sustainability, our soles are made from a variety of materials. Our sneaker soles are made of natural rubber, TPU or EVA, depending on the model. EVA is the lightest material, stands for Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate. Rubber is the most natural, and TPU is a mix of synthetic-based durable materials. In boots & heel soles, natural wood and man-made compositions made of natural raw materials are used. The heels (block) are usually made from light polycarbonate.

Recycled PU

Recycled PU: The insoles are removable on all sneakers and we use recycled thermoformed Polyurethane (PU) from other industries, which would otherwise be discarded. Designed by biomechanic experts in the footwear industry, the insoles are made to provide long term comfort, to keep the shock-absorption power for over two years and to be odor-free forever.

Manufacturers: local & fair

Materials: What a feeling

Sustainability: Icons are forever

Our Story: A note from Carla

Packaging: Keeping this treasure

Maison Feners: Our doors are open