Stepping into Sustainability: Our Journey to the Green Zone at MICAM Milano
At Sunies, we have always been passionate about crafting sustainable and stylish footwear that leaves a positive mark on the world. Our commitment to sustainability has not only shaped our products but has also garnered recognition on the grandest stage of them all—the MICAM Milano fashion trade show. We are thrilled to share our journey to the coveted Green Zone at the world's leading footwear fair, an achievement that reflects our unwavering dedication to creating a greener, more responsible future.
Setting Foot in the Green Zone
The MICAM Milano fashion trade show, known for showcasing the pinnacle of global footwear trends, has long been an aspiration for us. This year, our efforts in sustainability caught the attention of the event organizers, leading us to a remarkable milestone—the Green Zone. This distinguished zone is reserved for brands that champion eco-conscious practices, paving the way for a more environmentally friendly industry.
Walking the Talk: Our Commitment to Sustainability
Mindful Material Selection
Our commitment to creating truly eco-friendly sandals has been a journey that took us three years to develop. We meticulously select materials that have a minimal environmental impact, ensuring that every step we take is towards sustainability.
Our sandals are crafted from bamboo fibers, a remarkable material known for its lightweight, durable, and breathable qualities. Bamboo is not only versatile but also highly sustainable. It grows rapidly, requiring little water and no pesticides to flourish. By utilizing bamboo in our sandals, we harness the benefits of this renewable resource while minimizing our ecological footprint.
In addition to bamboo, we incorporate other natural materials that further enhance the sustainability of our products. Coconut fibers and oil, sugar cane fibers, and salt are used in 77% of our sandals, making them primarily composed of eco-friendly components. The remaining 23% of our sandals consist of recyclable vinyl flex, ensuring that even our synthetic materials are responsibly sourced and designed with recyclability in mind.
By consciously opting for these eco-friendly materials, we significantly reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet. Our dedication to sustainability extends beyond mere talk; it is ingrained in every aspect of our production process. From material selection to manufacturing, we prioritize choices that align with our commitment to environmental stewardship.
Ethical Manufacturing Processes
Sustainability isn't just about materials; it's also about the way our sandals are made. We partner with ethical manufacturers who adhere to fair labor practices and provide safe working conditions. By fostering responsible manufacturing processes, we aim to create a positive social impact while crafting high-quality sandals.
Packaging with Purpose
Recognizing the harmful effects of excessive packaging, we have implemented innovative solutions to reduce waste. Our packaging is thoughtfully designed using recycled and biodegradable materials, ensuring that every step of our product's lifecycle aligns with our commitment to sustainability.
Sunies Recycling Program
At Sunies, we prioritize the lifecycle of our sandals and are committed to reducing waste. Introducing the Sunies Recycling Program, we offer our customers an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future.
Through this program, customers can conveniently return their damaged Sunies to us. As a token of appreciation, we provide an exclusive discount on their next purchase, making it a win-win situation.
Once we receive the returned sandals, we take responsibility for their proper disposal. Our dedicated team transports them back to our factory, where we initiate the process of granulation and reassembly. By giving the old Sunies a new life, we actively participate in waste reduction efforts.
A Greener Future Together
Our recognition in the Green Zone at MICAM Milano serves as a reminder of the positive impact we can make when we come together to create change. We are inspired to continue pushing boundaries, innovating in sustainable practices, and crafting footwear that empowers you to walk confidently, knowing that every step contributes to a more sustainable world.
In conclusion, the journey to the Green Zone at MICAM Milano has solidified our position as a trailblazer in sustainable footwear. Our commitment to ethical sourcing, minimal waste, and eco-chic designs reflects our dedication to a greener future. As we step into this new chapter, we invite you to join us on this journey towards a more sustainable, stylish, and conscientious world—one step at a time.
Explore Our Sustainable Collection
Discover the elegance of eco-conscious fashion. Explore our collection of sustainable sandals that merge style with responsible practices here. Join us in stepping into a brighter, greener future today.