Made in Spain. 5 Trees Planted.
Vegan trainers from Spanish brand Flamingos' Life, five trees are planted for each pair of trainers bought. They are made in Spain from recycled cotton.
Made in Spain
In August 2018 Flamingos' Life switched from making their shoes in Asia to Spain. Being aware of the environmental crisis and the lack of transparency in the fashion industry they decided to start the journey of becoming a sustainable and transparent brand. They returned to Spain, reducing their carbon footprint and gaining more control over the manufacturing process.
They visit their family owned factories - which are located 15km from their office in Spain - once a week to manage orders and monitor the conditions of the workers. The factories have more than 40 years experience in the footwear industry.
Workers get paid around 1200 euros per month, which is above the Spanish minimum wage.
This is Antonio. With more than 40 years of experience working in one of Flamingos Life's factories, Fedala Export, based in Elche. In this photo, Antonio is cutting the textile pieces to make their shoes.
Organic Cotton and Recycled Plastic
Flamingos' Life organic cotton is currently grown in Pakistan and certified by GOTS. Organic cotton is better for the soil, the farmers and their families due to the damage that can be caused by fertilisers in conventional cotton production.
Flamingos' Life use recycled plastic bottles and industrial recycled plastics to make their shoes, this is produced in Spain and the fabric is certified by Global Recycling Standard. For every pair of shoes you buy you recycle two plastic bottles.
Flamingos' Life are working on buying their cotton from Spain, this will help to reduce their carbon footprint.
If you are undecided between two sizes of sneakers, we recommend that you choose the smallest.
- Fabric made from recycled cotton
- Organic cotton inner lining
- Metal eyelets without chrome
- Sole made with natural rubber
- Removable insole made of recycled plastics
- Made in Spain, Elche
- The sneakers are sent in a recycled cardboard box