FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Italian Sustainable shoes made in Circular Economy
All RE49 shoe collections are made with the circular economy model and are PETA approved vegan. Our production method is 100% carbon neutral, and we aim at reducing our footprint to zero in less than five years, also by partnering with companies that share our concerns and objectives. Moreover, we are planning to switch to renewable energy and implement water saving methods during manufacturing. To create our shoes, we use waste materials like beach chairs, sails and fabrics without processing them, so that we can further cut on emissions, and we are investing in novel solutions to minimise the amount of material we use in the first place. And in the spirit of fewer, better things, RE49 takes extra effort to make most of the shoes all-season appropriate and we are also exploring new solutions to increase their durability. When their mission is completed, we want to convert our shoes into a new product: this way, we would minimise the chance of waste and create a closed-loop circular economy solution. We also apply the Blockchain technology to our products to shift towards a more transparent market and ensure full traceability of all materials within our supply chain
A WORD FROM THE CEO
Everything we do today is for the children of tomorrow
BUTTERFLY MARK TESTIMONIAL
Reducing our environmental impact has been our top priority since day one. At RE49 we are proud to be born as changemakers: from the very beginning of our company, our mission has been driven by the need to take action for the climate, with both today and tomorrow in mind. Which is why, from a traditional leather shoe production, we completely redefined our business and are now producing shoes with recycled, recovered, animal-free, vegan materials that are otherwise wasted and could easily end up in landfills. We believe that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a collective effort to drive real change and we have worked hard to define our purpose within this new context. The outcome is our sustainability promise: to make a difference for future generations. Bearing this in mind, we have defined our goals and our targets in the areas that are most crucial to keeping our promise.