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Color Sneaker leather:

  • grey leathergrey leather
  • anthracite leatheranthracite leather

Size:

  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
EUR 99.90
Incl. VAT excl. Shipping
Delivery time:
1-3 working days

MELA Sneakers - Design meets sustainability

 

MELA sneakers are the first shoes in the world to be certified by the Fairtrade Cotton Standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The sneakers are literate all-rounders: The robust organic cotton canvas makes the sneakers particularly breathable. The leather is vegetable-tanned and chromium-free. The natural rubber soles cushion the feet and ensure a soft and comfortable fit.  At the same time, it gives the sneakers flexibility and grip.

In order to ensure the sneakers’ longevity, we have used water-based and GOTS-certified adhesives and integrated a 360 ° seam into the design. Thus, MELA sneakers combine modern design with the highest quality for people and the environment.

 

Certification

  • Fairtrade Cotton
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS, Organic, CERES-0199)
  • Grüner Knopf

           

 


Details

  • Outer material is made from robust and breathable organic cotton canvas and vegetable-tanned leather
  • Durable organic cotton fabric lining
  • Grippy and flexible natural rubber sole
  • Natural rubber padding in the insole and around the heel
  • Additional pair of laces
  • Glued inner sole

 

Fitting

 

The fitting of our MELA sneakers is relatively small. If your shoe size lies between two sizes, please order the bigger size.

 

 

The story behind the sneakers

 

 

Having developed the MELA Sneakers we have managed to process raw materials of natural origin into sneakers without the addition of any toxic substances. MELAWEAR has thus created another product that continues our holistic and innovative sustainability approach. With the MELA sneakers, we can not only protect the people and the environment, but also sustainably improve the lives of the consumers and the people involved in the production.

Above all, MELAWEAR needed time, experience and reliable partners developing the world's first Fairtrade Cotton and GOTS certified sneakers. During the intensive product development period, we made several trips to our producers and suppliers. At the same time, MELAWEAR was in constant contact with certification bodies and laboratories in Germany, Italy, Sri Lanka and India.

Just like the Fairtrade organic cotton from India the natural rubber from Sri Lanka is sustainable and of high quality. For the MELA sneakers it is processed with tools and fits from Italy. Throughout several processes, the flexibility, comfort and slip resistance of the soles have been optimized. The various water-based adhesives used in the MELA sneakers have been analyzed and certified for MELAWEAR by the GOTS. In addition, with the help of the Indian producer, the MELA sneakers and soles have been developed to provide extra support and longevity with a 360-degree seam that allows the sewing of the sole material into the upper fabric - a real high quality feature in shoe production.

 

 

Care instructions

 

  • We recommend a GOTS-certified impregnation spray to optimize the water-repellency of the organic cotton canvas (do not impregnate leather parts).
  • Only clean by hand - not suitable for machine wash
  • For a professional cleaning we recommend the service of the sustainable Sneaker Cleaner.

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