At Hoog, we consider it our ethical, moral, and organizational responsibility to make a significant contribution toward protecting nature. The idea of sustainable products is being adopted by various industries; hence, Hoog decided to launch a new line of sustainable shoes.
What are Sustainable Shoes?
A new, more eco-friendly trend in footwear is sustainable shoes. By definition, this means the use of environmentally friendly materials and lifetime designs that can be repaired or recycled. Sustainable shoes are made primarily from natural fabrics and renewable resources such as rubber, hemp, linen blends, and animal-sourced fabrications.
Sustainable shoes generally feature a layer of latex insoles designed to absorb moisture to keep your feet dryer and cooler throughout the day while still providing good arch support. They also incorporate antibacterial material that inhibits the growth of odor-causing dust mites.
Why Sustainable Products are Important?
Many of us are conscientious consumers, but do we really know what that means? In order to live a sustainable life, it’s important to consider where our everyday purchases come from and how they impact the planet. This means buying goods that are less harmful to the environment than the alternatives.
Not only should products be eco-friendly but so should the packaging and entire life cycle from resource collection to manufacture to disposal. The eco-label is a sign to consumers that a product has been environmentally evaluated and meets certain standards of sustainable practice.
What are the materials used in making sustainable shoes?
Over the last few years, the demand for sustainable shoes has been increasing as more people realize the enormous benefits of using environmentally friendly materials. In the U.S. alone, most shoe manufacturers are adopting various recyclable materials in the manufacture of high-quality and durable sustainable shoes. Sustainable shoe materials are those that do not cause harm to the environment either in the short or long term. To achieve a totally “green” product, sustainable shoes are made using recycled or renewable materials such as plant matter, wool, and PET plastic. Conscientious buying is when the buyer is aware of the brand’s ethics and how they source their raw materials to promote a healthy environment. In other words, a buyer that purchases from a sustainable shoe brand that is fully committed to using renewable resources to manufacture raw materials contributes to environmental protection.
How do modern sustainable shoes and footwear help achieve a green environment?
By using natural fibers: some of the famous natural fibers include hemp, wool, organic cotton, eucalyptus, and flax:
- Virgin wool and merino woolare primary raw materials. Wool is biodegradable and a renewable resource, making it ideal for the manufacture of sustainable footwear.
Moreover, its recycling poses a negligible environmental threat.
- Eucalyptus fibers can be used to make wood sneakers. These eucalyptus trees are sourced from commercial forests that are not only FSC-certified but also sustainable in the long run. Eucalyptus trees mature quickly and require little water. Eucalyptus does not require pesticides, which is also a great way of protecting the environment. Moreover, eucalyptus is a biodegradable material.
- Hemp fiber is a particularly excellent UV-resistant material and highly reactive to most dyes, meaning that colors do not fade quickly on hemp fiber-based sustainable shoes. Hemp fibers are very durable, moth resistant, and also very strong.
Shoe sustainability also refers to buying shoes that will last longer. An ideal sustainable shoe is made using high-quality and durable materials. Whether you are using them regularly in sunshine or rain, they won’t disappoint overnight.
Why are natural fibers ideal raw materials for making sustainable shoes?
All natural fibers are derived from renewable resources as opposed to petroleum-based materials. A renewable resource can quickly be replenished naturally over the foreseeable future. Typically, shoes made using natural materials allow your feet to breathe when in a hot environment, keeping your feet in good condition and comfortable. Sustainable shoes made from natural materials are also washable.
Factors to consider when choosing sustainable shoes.
Durability: Your footwear should last longer whether you use it in sports regularly, in rain, or sunshine.
Washable: Your sustainable shoes should be easy to wash using regular washing soaps and detergents without fading.
Strong: You should be able to wear your sustainable footwear in sports with confidence.
Future of Sustainable Footwear
Social and economic factors indicate positive trends in the demand and production of sustainable shoes. Many international brands have already started producing sustainable footwear and Hoog is one of the most renowned shoe exporters with a sustainable approach.
Recognizing new trends within the fashion industry is tricky. One day animal-friendly is hot and then suddenly it’s not. As far as sustainable trends go, it usually takes a few years before they become widely accepted.
Sustainable Shoe Line by Hoog
We not only understand these complicated production phases and technical requirements but we have mastered the art of sustainable shoe manufacturing. We are now capable enough to handle sustainable shoe manufacturing orders of any size for any market. We have provided the community and our clientele with the best services and products, and we plan to keep up the good work in the future too.
Hoog is interested in producing safer and better products without causing any harm to Mother Nature. If you want to add a new shoe line to your business, then a sustainable footwear niche is a promising opportunity. All you need to do is to partner with the right private label shoe manufacturing company.