SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 — Since day one, it has been our goal to be as good as possible to the world we work in and people who belong to our company. Companies in the footwear and apparel industry, as much as any other, should be obligated not only to think about tomorrow but to also consider the well-being of future generations.
The environment is a key part of this. To start, we use materials and methods to make our shoes that are as sustainable as possible. Our leather is natural and free range, our rubber is sourced from live trees, and kept as natural as possible. We also make sure all the leather tanneries we work with have proper water treatment facilities and do not use Chrome-3 to treat the leather.
But we are far from perfect, and you can never go too far to help the environment. So we are proud to announce that this month, we also joined the 1% For The Planet movement, which means that one percent of our proceeds go to bettering our world (beyond our current efforts).
Learn more about the 1% For The Planet efforts below, via founder of Patagonia and 1% For the Planet, Yvon Chouinard:
Read more behind the scenes: THE OLIBERTE FACTORY ONE-YEAR MARK