Recycled material has taken over Halti shoes
This fall & winter’s new shoe collection breaks the record in sustainability: 50% of the shoes in the collection have recycled material – and the amount of recycled material in one shoe is always more than 60%. The recycled material used in our shoes comes from post-consumer plastic PET-bottles. All Halti’s shoes are free of environmentally hazardous chemicals and substances (PFC and PVC free).
Starting from this season, our shoes come in ecological brown boxes. The boxes have not been dyed and they have not been printed with unrecyclable multicolor plastic film. This saves a lot of water and the environment. The boxes are easy to recycle as they don’t contain glue or plastic.
The carbon footprint of shoes
We know that using recycled material and designing long-lasting shoes are the keys in making their carbon footprint smaller. However, it is nearly impossible to recycle shoes for new raw material. This is because they are composed of so many different materials and components that it’s difficult to separate the parts at the end of their life cycle. So, our focus is on quality, recycled materials and long-lasting design – and we encourage our customers to wear our shoes as long as possible. Halti’s ambitious goal is to be carbon neutral by our own operations in 2022. Read more about our actions towards carbon neutrality.
Who makes my shoes?
We have long-lasting and close relationships with the factories in our supply chain. We visit them regularly to keep up with their working conditions and the quality. Being transparent about our production, we publish the list of our factories on our website. Every Halti’s shoe factory is audited by an internationally known organization, amfori BSCI, who audits, tests and trains the producers.
See the new shoe collections here.