• Esgii

    Esgii

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    PRODUCTLINE.

    In Mongolia they know everything about harsh winters and this is exactly the reason why these sustainable slippers are made there. Esgii was established during a tour through Mongolia in August 2009. Esgii means felt in Mongolian. The founders came into contact with local people who were making felt products. Soon after the idea arose to import these beautiful products to the Netherlands in order to contribute to better living conditions for the Mongolian population. Esgii was officially established in May 2010.

    THE MAKER.

    The slippers from Esgii are made by individual producers, small companies, cooperatives and women’s groups in Mongolia that act according to the principles of Fair Trade.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Felt is used for everything in Mongolia, from shoes to tent cloths, because it has enormous benefits. It insulates and breathes at the same time, keeping you warm and not sweaty. Besides this, felt is dirt and water resistant.

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  • Matt & Nat Shoes

    Matt & Nat Shoes

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    Matt & Nat is a Canadian vegan-leather bags and shoe brand which originates from Montreal. They do not work with leather, fur, wool, silk or any other product that comes from animals. Their vegan-leather is made from polyurethane, a strong type of plastic, which cannot be distinguished from real leather. Besides this, materials from recycled PET bottles and nylon, cork and rubber are used to produce their collection. For Matt & Nat the well-being of people, animals and the planet is key.

    THE MAKER.

    The name Matt & Nat stands for “Materials and Nature”. Their best quality vegan leather is produced in their factory in China. The mantra of Matt & Nat is: “live beautifully”, which for them means “live with respect for people and nature”.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    On average, 21 plastic bottles are recycled to create one bag. From 2016 up till now, Matt & Nat has recycled more than three million plastic bottles!

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  • Esperanza Sieraden

    Esperanza Sieraden

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    PRODUCTLINE.

    Esperanza is a brand that imports fair trade decorations and jewelry products from Latin America. Yet Fair Jewels is the jewelry line of Esperanza. Honest beautiful jewelry developed with their producers in Latin America. A product from Esperanza or a Yet Fair Jewel is more than just an article or silver jewelry. The Esperanza goal is to stimulate the economic independence of their producers. Both through personal and business development. Economic independence leads to self-reliance and a stronger position in society.

    THE MAKER.

    Mexico has a rich history of silver and silversmiths. Esperanza has set up a platform with a number of silver producers. The silver producers can use their knowledge and skills for the collection of Yet Fair Jewels. Every producer has his own specialty and skill, based on traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. Esperanza has been working in Latin America for more than 20 years with families who manufacture modern products based on tradition and and traditional craftsmanship. Long-term trade relationships are a key element for Esperanza, which means that, in addition to obtaining a good income, the producer can develop their skills generally. This applies not only on a personal level, but certainly also for business qualities. In this way, a foundation is laid for better opportunities in the future, both for the international market and for local sales.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Yet Fair Jewels is the jewelry line of Esperanza. Honest beautiful jewelry developed with our producers in Latin America.
    A product from Esperanza or a Yet Fair Jewel is more than just an article or silver jewelry. The Esperanza goal is to stimulate the economic independence of our producers. Both through personal and business development. Economic independence leads to self-reliance and a stronger position in society. The product is the means to realize this.

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  • Toms

    Toms

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    TOMS, a sustainable shoe brand, originally started as a shoe company but has since its creation grown to a company that not just sells shoes but also eyewear, bags and even coffee. They work with a One for One business model. While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model that helps address needs and advances health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world. TOMS Eyewear was launched in 2011, and has helped restore sight to over 400,000 people in need. They give sight in 13 countries, providing prescription glasses, medical treatment and/or sight-saving surgery with each purchase of eyewear. So with every Tom’s purchase, you stand with them on an issues that matters.

    THE MAKER.

    They offer shoes with sustainable and vegan materials and are working to expand these offerings. These shoes include natural hemp, organic cotton, and/or recycled polyester. All of their shoe boxes are made from 80% recycled post-consumer waste and are printed with soy ink. Their commercial manufacturing base, which consists of third-party contractors, is located mostly in China and Vietnam. TOMS takes seriously the global efforts to end all kinds of forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, human trafficking or otherwise. At TOMS, they believe they have a responsibility to conduct their business in an ethical way. They expect the same from their business partners, and focus on working with long-term, strategic suppliers that demonstrate a commitment to engaging with their workers and ensuring safe working conditions and environmental responsibility.

    DID YOU KNOW..?

    TOMS has impacted over 94,000,000 lives through their shoe, sight and water giving business model.

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