Sustainable product propertie

It is also with our products that we rely on premium materials, sustainability and recycling. Like no other natural material, leather stands for breathability, adaptability and longevity. Simply, the long life of our footwear, which can be worn for many years, is a sustainability feature. This ties in with the term “Slow Fashion”, which represents the slowing down of the fashion industry: what is called for is quality, not quantity, consumption has to be slowed down, clothes and footwear have to be worn for longer.

Certified leather

Frequently our leather comes from certified tanneries which have the highest standards of environmentally friendly and sustainable leather production. Our partners are certified under LWG (Leather Working Group), EMAS (Environmental Monitoring and Assessment) and ISO 14001 (environment management). 

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DriTan Leather “Less water – less waste”

DriTan is a patented innovative technique for tanning leather. This involves the moisture in leather being used in a tanning process step instead of adding water. This saves large quantities of water, requires markedly fewer chemicals and produces much less waste water. DriTan Leather is no different from traditionally tanned leather in terms of quality, characteristics and durability.

Sustainable cork

Cork is not just a renewable material; it also contributes to biodiversity and climate protection. During production, the bark is peeled off specific oak trees (the trees are not felled). Cork is 100% biodegradable and can be recycled waste-free. We use cork material in many footwear models, e.g. as a material for socks or as covering for heels. Cork has cushioning, cold and heat insulating properties. With the Pius Gabor brand we also use material from recycled bottle corks.

Recycled lining material from PET bottles

Many of our footwear items have recycled lining. The lining material consists of a yam made 100% from recycled PET non-returnable bottles.

Recycled sole

For our footwear with recycling soles, we make new soles from rubber residue. This means that production waste is recycled and resources are saved.

We are already using techniques for processing residual leather. Reusing materials is an ongoing process for us, which we are constantly developing to save even more resources.