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  • Sustainability
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  • Sustainable sneakers. You are treading new paths in a new, environmentally friendly shoe world. Here is the proof that nonchalance can be sustainable.

    GOTS Organic CERES-0199, Fairtrade Cotton, Green Button
    Organic cotton canvas
    Natural rubber outsole
    second pair of laces
    MELA sneakers are small. If you are between two shoe sizes, please order the smaller size.

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    GOTS Organic (Global Organic Textile Standard Organic)
    The GOTS Organic Standard guarantees a sustainable processing and manufacturing chain and is considered the strictest certificate.

    • Use of at least 95% organic natural fibers
    • Permanent guarantee of environmentally and socially responsible production
    • General focus on environmental protection
    • Absolutely no toxic chemical additives
    • Fair wages for all workers involved in the overall process
    • Regulated working hours and breaks
    • Prohibition and fight against forced and child labor

      Fairtrade Cotton
      The Fairtrade cotton program aims to significantly improve the living conditions of farmers.

      • Focus on the beginning of the textile value chain
      • Long-term partnerships to sell more Fairtrade cotton to retailers
      • Fairtrade guarantees the farmers minimum prices and provides them with additional income through the program
      • Farmers can work more productively
      • Gender equality is promoted
      • Cotton cooperatives can coordinate better
      • Promotion of environmental protection through environmentally friendly cultivation of cotton

      Green button
      The green button is a German, state seal that distinguishes socially and ecologically produced textiles. 

      • strict adherence to 20 criteria at environmental and social level: 
        e.g. Prohibition of child and forced labor, payment of minimum wages, limitation of working hours
      • Control of 26 criteria at product level:
        e.g. natural fibers tested for harmful substances, ban on toxic chemicals
    • Europe-wide Shipping
      Free Shipping & Return within Germany
      30 days return policy

      Standard delivery 2-4 days
      Express delivery available