Sustainability

Wearing ASPORTUGUESAS is a step towards a more sustainable future. For us, the preservation of the environment is as important as the creation of good footwear. From the choice of materials to the way we produce and communicate our footwear, we do everything to make our brand more sustainable. By purchasing ASPORTUGUESAS you are taking this trip with us, not only in style and comfort, but also with the certainty that you are contributing to create a better future.

STEPS TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

NATURAL MATERIALS

The blend of rubber and 100% natural cork used in soles, makes ASPORTUGUESAS footwear unique, and its finishes in natural felt and rubber guarantee that your feet will be covered with nature’s finest materials.

NEGATIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT

Cork is a natural CO2 retainer, capturing 740 times its weight from the atmosphere. And since the entire ASPORTUGUESAS manufacturing process produces minimal emissions, our CO2 balance is negative, leaving the atmosphere cleaner.

MANUAL EXTRACTION

The process of extracting cork is an ancestral art, done exclusively by hand. Due to the delicateness of the procedure, workers are extensively trained and no power tools or mechanical tools are used.

STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY

All the work is done exclusively by local workers, from the extraction to the manufacture of the footwear. This allows for more jobs to be created and maintained in the more rural areas of the country, and for cork workers to be the highest paid in the Portuguese agricultural sector.

ZERO TREES CUT

The cork oak is the only tree whose bark is self-regenerating. This allows for it be extracted every 9 years. Thanks to this unique feature, cork can be harvested without damaging the cork oak, allowing it to live on average up to 200 years.

GREEN COMMUNICATION

In every collection we launch, we ensure that our displays, packaging and promotional materials are sustainable. Whenever possible, we use recycled or recyclable materials, with as little ink as possible.