Everyone is talking about sustainability. But as we're flooded with news bites, social posts and broad claims, it can be difficult to really understand what sustainable means, and how it's really impacting our world. Let's start by saying, we're new to this game. But we care, and we've been working hard on improving our processes and materials to reduce our footprint.
We started making small changes in our Travel Lite® collection in 2020 in an effort to reduce waste and use materials with a lower impact on our earth. Through a team of motivated innovators, we are reducing our footprint even farther with a transparent approach to design that begins with ethical sourcing of natural and recycled materials. Learn more about the materials used to create some of our most sustainable styles.
Woven into our most sustainable styles, our eco cotton lining is made with 67% eco cotton yarn, woven from excess scraps gleaned from the textile industry. It's soft to the touch and supports an upcycle lifecycle for repurposing industry waste.
New in 2021, we're proud to launch our most sustainable sneakers yet.
OTBT’s Greener Sneakers help reduce our footprint with a transparent approach to design. Each shoe is built with natural rubber, recycled rubber shavings, recycled water bottles and rice husks. Our chrome-free leather tanning dramatically reduces water waste, and excess water is purified and recycled back into the environment. Plus, they're handcrafted in Brazil.
We're not perfect, and we're still learning. But with small steps, together we can start making a difference. We know that means a lot more than just designing more sustainable footwear. Our team continues to explore materials, practices, and efforts we can make to reduce our footprint. Beyond that, we hope to give back to the earth by saving it, even if it's just an acre at a time.