What we fight for
OUR SHOES ARE VEGAN
Ballūta’s core mission is to create shoes while respecting animal wellbeing and the protection of bio-diversity. Our shoes exclude all animal-derived materials like leather, fur, wool, silk, bees wax, feathers or animal-based glues. Embedded in our brand’s DNA is also a constant search for the best eco-friendly, man-made and natural raw materials available.
WE BELIEVE FASHION TRANSCENDS SEASONS
Fashion should be trans-seasonal. As we live in a globalised world, where one day you may be in Stockholm and the next one in Lagos, it makes increasing sense to design styles that can cross through hemispheres seamlessly. Every year, we launch a new collection while every style we have created before will remain available.
WE ADVOCATE CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION
We run a sustainable business. We put significant effort into creating a beautiful product that our customers will cherish for a long time. We respect every step of the value chain involved in the creation of our shoes.
WE ONLY SOURCE THE FINEST MATERIALS
The great majority of materials we use are certified and produced in the EU, helping reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing locally and reassuring us that they comply with sustainability and labour standards as well as producing minimal waste.OUR MATERIALS
WORKING CONDITIONS ARE A BIG DEAL TO US
Social sustainability is of paramount importance to us and an essential part of our project is the assurance that our shoes are ethically produced and our supply-chain is transparent.
We chose to work closely with a family-run Portuguese factory in São João da Madeira where we can guarantee workers are respected, getting a proper wage and making our shoes under safe and dignified conditions.
Committing with the Future Now
With a sustainable underlying vision in mind, our commitment is to strive to improve our business’ footprint and constantly broaden our awareness to what may be the possible changes to introduce to both the materials we use and also our supply-chain.
All materials used for branding and transport purposes are made from recycled and recyclable certified paper and we use the smallest possible size shoe-box to ensure we also reduce resource consumption.
Although certifications aren’t our ultimate goal, they serve as an important starting point from which we can develop even further our aspiration to an even more sustainable business.