This product contains some materials which are Bluesign® approved. Bluesign® is the industry leading initiative which works with chemical suppliers, textile mills and component manufacturers to eliminate harmful substances from the supply chain; ensuring that products are safe for consumers, workers and the environment.
Two main things make footwear vegan - no leather and no animal-based glue. Vegan shoes come with a far lower cost in terms of the environment as well as animal rights, so are a good ethical option. There is no reason vegan-friendly shoes using 100 percent synthetic materials shouldn't offer the durability, traction and support of a traditional leather walking boot.
PFC FREE (any %)
Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatments include the use of PFCs (Per-fluorinated compounds) due to their superior water and oil repellency. As manufacturers became aware of the potential negative impacts of PFCs they moved DWRs away from the longer chain 'C8' chemistry to 'C6' chemistry allowing them to eliminate the by-products of greatest concern. Our brands continue to work in partnership with their fabric suppliers to develop PFC-free options.
ORGANIC COTTON (any)
The cultivation of organic cotton is subject to high environmental standards. For example, the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides is prohibited, as is the use of genetically modified seeds. This benefits the environment in the region of cultivation, as well as the cotton farmers, who are no longer exposed to hazardous chemicals during their work.
Responsible Down Standard, is an independent global animal welfare standard, to ensure that the down used by our suppliers comes from ducks and geese which have been treated well and are healthy and safe from inhumane practices like live plucking and force-feeding.
LONG LIFE GUARANTEE > 12 months
Longevity can be the most sustainable feature of all, with innovative design, thoughtful construction and rigorous field testing to ensure products are built to last - you will be making the most of the resources that went into making your kit and helping to cut down on waste. There are many ways you can look after your technical kit to maximise its working life from regular cleaning simple repairs to fabric recoating. And if one of our products lets you down due to a construction or quality issue, we will always endeavour to repair or replace.