Zèta Shoes manufactures recyclable and vegan sneakers with minimal environmental impact.
Zèta would like to point out that around 70% of the world's huge sneaker production is still concentrated in Asia, where products are often made in unsupervised and inhumane conditions from polluting (virgin) materials such as tanned leather and polyester.
Zèta designs its shoes in Bordeaux and the products are made in Portugal in the Porto region with respect for people and the environment. Zèta is sustainable for both the environmental and social footprint of its operations.
Zèta Shoes is committed to manufacturing shoes without the use of virgin materials. The brand does not use oil-based or virgin materials, but gives a second life to waste with its sneakers.
Zèta makes its sneakers from recycled food and recycled plastic. Innovative plant materials are sourced from renewable resources.
The brand's Alpha sneakers include grape waste as the main material. The flexible material has a slightly grainy surface and offers a highly practical vegan alternative to animal leather.
Alpha Velcro sneakers, on the other hand, are made partly from corn waste.
Zèta Shoes is accurate and transparent about the origin of its materials and the production process of its shoes. They also minimize the carbon footprint of packaging and transport.
- Design country, material and its origin as well as production country are known
- Supply chain known and supplier data gathered
- Auditing of suppliers
- No fur used, and no hazardous chemicals used in production of materials
- Long-lasting / reparable / recycled / natural / organic / easily recyclable materials
- Certificated materials
- Energy-efficient production & efficient logistics
- Renewable energy used / flights avoided
- Carbon footprint defined and plan for emission reduction & compensation implemented
- Design for quality and long-term use
- Zero waste / waste of production used by another company
- Offering repair / 2nd hand / renting / recycling services
- No child or forced labor, no unsafe or unfair working conditions
- Living wage commitments and decent working hours
- Code of conduct / offers education
- No incineration or landfilling of returned items
- Products are packed in natural or recycled materials
- Environmentally-friendly delivery options