Pineapple leaves are the most recently material used by nae. We have a partnership with Pinãtex, an English company, that works with local farmers in Philippines. The pineapple production is not specifically to make shoes, so we only use the pineapple leaves from pineapple that is consumed. The production is made by these local farmers in Philippines where the human rights and the labor laws are respected. We contribute for waste recycling and we help these communities with a sale price percentage for each meter we buy. Pineapple leaves are waterproof, breathable and anti-allergic.
Our PET shoes are made of recycled plastic bottles and recycled tyres. Producing shoes with these materials minimize the environmental impact.
The microfibers that we use are made of nylon, polyester and cotton and they are OEKO-TEX certified. We only work with certified microfibers because they are lighter and more ecological with minimal waste. Microfibers are as tough as leather and less prejudicial to the environment. Anti-allergic and breathable.
Cork is a 100% natural raw material, 100% reusable and 100% recyclable, extracted from cork oaks, respecting the normal tree development without harming the normal of the species and without damaging the tree. The extracted cork is 100% harnessed. Cork is waterproof, light and comfortable.