BIRTH
Engineering Principles.
1
Minimize use of non-renewable petroleum-based materials
2
Maximize use of renewable materials (we used the highest possible percentages)
3
Provide complete information about material compositions
4
Solve the end-of-life problem
Carbon
footprint.
Industry average
Rv3
Court

The industry average sneaker footprint is 12.5 kg C02e. Our sneakers have smaller footprints, but not small enough. We're commited to becoming carbon neutral from birth. That's why we give detailed material descriptions and meticulously measure our environmental impact (via accredited third-party environmental agencies). Until our emissions are zero we offset all remaining footprint with the UN program Climate Neutral Now.

Leather

Minimising Plastic in Uppers

Leather offers many natural properties perfect for sneakers - it is naturally breathable, shapes and stretches to your feet, highly durable, resistant to dirt and can be treated to be weatherproof. Gold certification from LWG means our supplier has been audited across a number of factors including tannery processes, renewable energy levels and water usage and waste.

TENCEL

MINIMISING PLASTIC IN UPPERS

TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers are produced by Lenzing AG in a closed loop production process. The main wood used for fiber production is eucalyptus and acacia, aspen, birch, maple and southern pine are also used.


Sugarcane

Minimising plastic in soles

Sugarcane is a grass (a renewable biological fiber). Sugarcane reproduces naturally in cycles of less than a year, making it inherently a sustainable fiber. The sugarcane that Roscomar uses comes from Brazil. Our Sugarcane is watered by rainfall which thereby limits manual irrigation and uses minimal fertilization. The sugarcane is harvested and processed into granules that can be used like other petroleum based EVA materials.

Sugarcane

Minimising Plastic in Soles

Sugarcane is a grass (a renewable biological fiber). Sugarcane reproduces naturally in cycles of less than a year, making it inherently a sustainable fiber. The sugarcane that Roscomar uses comes from Brazil. Our Sugarcane it is watered by rainfall which thereby limits manual irrigation and uses minimal fertilization. The sugarcane is harvested and processed into granules that can be used like other petroleum based EVA materials.

Anatomy of a sneaker.
Life.

The most sustainable option is always not to buy anything new at all. Therefore we ask you to try to extend the life of your sneakers for as long as possible. The longer you have and wear them, the smaller their footprint.

We give product care tips for both Court and Rv3 sneakers to help extend their life.

Care

Minimizing carbon footprint by extending product life

See our Product care page for products and our FAQs or contact us for care tips.

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After
life.
What becomes of your sneakers?
Our goal

Our goal is to offer total sustainability throughout the product lifecycle, from design and production through end-of-life. By sourcing renewable materials and recycling them, we can target an environmental impact of zero or better.
Recycling program

Afterlife is the Roscomar recycling program. We offer free end-of-life returns which means that we can take your old Roscomars and reincarnate them into something new so they don't end up in landfill or incineration, which is the fate of 85%+ of shoes globally.
Global leaders

We work with one of the global leaders in textile and footwear recycling. We disassemble the components of each sneaker and:

- Recycle that which can be recycled, such as rubber.
- Natural materials such as leather, suede and cotton, are composted or reprocessed to make new materials.
What becomes of your sneakers?
Our goal

Our goal is to offer total sustainability throughout the product lifecycle, from design and production through end-of-life. By sourcing renewable materials and recycling them, we can target an environmental impact of zero or better.
Recycling program

Afterlife is the Roscomar recycling program. We offer free end-of-life returns which means that we can take your old Roscomars and reincarnate them into something new so they don't end up in landfill or incineration, which is the fate of 95%+ of shoes globally.
Global leaders

We work with one of the global leaders in textile and footwear recycling. They disassemble the components of the sneaker and:

- Recycle that which can be recycled, such as rubber.

- Natural materials such as leather, suede and cotton, are composted or reprocessed to make new materials.
Buildings
Back to base.
Free returns for recycling
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