Our sandals make part of our "Bios" category, because they are made with 90% cork and the rest is made of rubber.
THE CORK IS A BIODEGRADABLE, NATURAL AND ORGANIC MATERIAL.
The main reasons why it is used for the manufacture of plants are its lightness, impermeability, elasticity and because it is an ecological and sustainable thermal insulator.
The rubber is extracted naturally from the bark of the cork oak tree without damaging the tree or the environment.
PRINCIPAL RUBBER CHARACTERISTICS
On the other hand, plants are composed of rubber, which is an elastic polymer that is manually extracted from plants. That's why it is a natural component. The main rubber properties are its elasticity and impermeability,in addition to being a great thermal and acoustic insulator, like cork.
ALL OF OUR SANDALS ARE HANDCRAFTED
That is, they are hand-assembled. In order for the cowhide to get the shine and transparency, the shoes are brushed with carnauba wax. This product is natural and is extracted from palm leaves.
LEATHER WITHOUT CHEMICAL COMPONENTS
The main component of our sandals is cowhide, which IS naturally tanned, without chemical components. It is tanned with plants such as mimosa. It is acquired without color. Finally, it achieves the desired color through the use of vegetal dyes.