8000kicks makes sustainable hemp shoes that are also waterproof. The brand took a 360º approach to define their own responsibility as a business. The products are made from the sustainable material hemp, and 8000kicks works hard to minimize their carbon footprint, and that of their partners. They are pioneers in the development of hemp and their goal is to bring back this powerful natural fibre and make hemp shoes mainstream!
Fair trade: 8000kicks works with two factories for the production of their shoes and bags, one in China, and one in Portugal. They have visited both factories, and can ensure good working conditions. Both factories pay above living wages, and have a comfortable working environment.
Environmentally friendly: The products of 8000kicks are mostly made of hemp. They have three different suppliers, and have visited them all. The hemp supplier are located in Italy, Romania, and China. Hemp is a very sustainable material, grows fast, doesn't need pesticides, and doesn't need much water. Next to hemp, 8000kicks uses other sustainable materials such as recycled polyester, and algae, for the soles.
8000kicks is committed to sustainable production. The factory in China uses 30%-40% renewable energy, and the factory in Portugal 45%-55%. They only use recycled cardboard for the packaging and ship by ship instead of by air.
Vegan: The products are completely vegan.
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