If you create an impact make sure it is a good one

At Tropicfeel, we are constantly working on making our business more sustainable. We want to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
On the journey to changing the way we do business, we have set up 5 principles to always have in mind:
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Transparency is the first step to being sustainable
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Don’t cause unnecessary harm
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Reduce your footprint and compensate for everything you cannot reduce
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Durability is the key to sustainability
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Activate the power of collaboration to challenge the status quo

Transparency

Our materials

Recycled Polyester

Recycled Polyester (rPET) gives us the possibility to create lightweight designs that dry quickly. While working with it, we avoid using petroleum, which is a raw and nonrenewable source of material. Most of rPET comes from recycled plastic bottles, which means we are turning waste into new products — while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water usage for manufacturing.

For the Spring 2021 season, 88% of our polyester fabrics are made with recycled polyester. As a result, we reduced our CO2 emissions by 14% compared to virgin polyester fabrics.

Nylon is one of the strongest synthetic materials we use in our products. When we need a super lightweight fabric, we use it as it is vital for the type of functions we want. Incorporating as much recycled nylon as we can lessen our dependence on virgin petroleum, helps eliminate discarded material, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing. It also promotes new recycling streams for nylon products that are no longer functional.

100% of the Nylon fabrics we use are made with Recycled Nylon.

Recycled Nylon

Recycled EVA

Recycled EVA is a lightweight, water-friendly material — which makes it ideal for the type of products we want to offer. EVA plastic waste is transformed into a soft, flexible plastic sheet for accessories or packaging when reused. Depending on availability, the source of the material can come from either post-industrial or post consumer production.

With our partners’ support, we are working to increase the percentage of recycled EVA we use in our outsoles.

Unlike conventional cotton, organic cotton requires less water for its whole production, and it does not require the use of pesticides or toxic chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers. This procedure helps promote soil
health, and in the meantime helps to tackle climate change.

Organic Cotton

Our footprint & savings on 2020

We are constantly working with our suppliers to reduce water use and greenhouse gas emissions, on 2020 thanks to our efforts and impact program, we have been able to reduce our products footprint to:
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We collaborate with BCOME to measure, assess & reduce the global impact of our products & materials

Our supply chain

To choose the factories with whom we want to work we an internal procedure to asses them, which is also backed with external certificates and audits. We have also defined a Code of Suppliers that 100% of our suppliers must sign to work with us. This way we are sure our partners are informed of our expectations. It outlines our policies on the following topics & more:

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Law and code compliance

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Labor, occupational health & safety

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Wages & Benefits

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Animal welfare

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We collaborate with Retraced to give our customers full transparency of our supply chain, for all of our products. Check the product journey of our Shell or All Terrain Sneakers.
We work with suppliers that not only carry certifications, but also a specific transparency criterion based on fair-trade ethics. It is crucial to us that the working environment is safe and inclusive for everyone involved.

BSCI

Business Social Compliance License. Is a code of conduct that was developed by leading companies and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in order to create unified social standards. BSCI members must have two-thirds of their suppliers audited in accordance with the code.

BSCI

Business Social Compliance License. Is a code of conduct that was developed by leading companies and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in order to create unified social standards. BSCI members must have two-thirds of their suppliers audited in accordance with the code.

What does Climate Neutral Certified mean?

Climate Neutral (CN) is a nonprofit organization that assists brands in measuring their carbon footprint and becoming 100% carbon neutral. With CN’s help, we’ve undergone the process of measuring our carbon footpring and working to offset those emissions.
HOW WE GOT NET-ZERO:

Measure

We measure everything that contributes to our carbon footprint — from the factory floor to the lights in our headquarters.

Reduce

We are working on reducing our carbon neutrality, to ultimately become climate positive.

Offset

While striving for our long-term climate goals, we offset all emissions to operate as a carbon-neutral business.
This is just the beginning of our journey to becoming a more environment-friendly company.

If you have any questions regarding our present processes on sustainability, get in touch
with us at: support@tropicfeel.com