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BLONDIE
BLONDIE
BLONDIE
BLONDIE

BLONDIE

$345

*The Blondie fits small; size up one full size.

  • Heel measures approximately 70mm / 2.75 inches
  • Color: Navy suede-effect
  • Outer: 55% cotton, 32% polyester, 13% polyurethane
  • Sole: 50% synthetic rubber, 40% mineral composts, 10% additives
  • Lining: 64% polyurethane, 36% viscose
  • Lightly cushioned insole
  • Made in Italy
    • Fits small; size up one full size
    • Italian sizing

     

    To clean either the vegan "leather" or "suede" uppers, gently wipe with a damp cloth, being careful not to rub too much. We do not advise the use of any cleaning products, such as soap, polishing, or treatments, which may cause damage to the uppers.

    Based on the “cradle to consumer” Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by SCS Global Services on our behalf, the Blondie in navy suede-effect has the following impacts on the environment, and we have, or are working to offset these impacts by 110%:

      • Global Warming Potential (GWP): 11.4 kg CO2 eq / pair, which is the same as driving a typical passenger vehicle for 25 miles. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in the Green Trees Reforestation project project. To date this project has helped to reforest one million acres of marginal farmland in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley by planting over 42 million trees. This is certified by SCS Global Services.
      • Fresh Water Consumption (FW): 0.69 m3 / pair, which is the same as running a typical dishwasher 23 times. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in Water Restoration Certificates through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
      • Primary Energy Demand (PED): 189 MJ / pair, which is the same as operating a typical refrigerator for 7 days.
      • For the impacts on Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), Acidification Potential (AP), Eutrophication Potential (EP), Smog / Photochemical Oxidant Creation Potential (POCP) and Fossil Fuel Depletion (FFD), please find more detailed information in our complete LCA, available here.

       

      Furthermore, among other materials, various forms of plastic were used to make our shoes, weighing 181 grams or 6.4 oz in total. Although (a) we have already offset or will be more than offsetting our environmental impacts by 110%, and (b) some of our plastics originate from recycled sources, we acknowledge that plastic is not good for the planet. Thus, we are working with Plastic Bank, to offset the plastic used in the making of this pair of shoes by 110%. To do so, we invested in Social Plastic® Collection Credits equal to 7.0 oz of plastic prevented from entering the ocean and recycled. For more information on how this offset is achieved, please visit Plastic Bank’s website.


      Finally, 95% of the materials used in our shoes are made in Italy, as well as our manufacturing, which takes place in Veneto. We care about the people who make our materials and our shoes, and we’re working only with suppliers and manufacturers that share and embrace our values. More about our Social Sustainability platform here.

      Item Details

      • Heel measures approximately 70mm / 2.75 inches
      • Color: Navy suede-effect
      • Outer: 55% cotton, 32% polyester, 13% polyurethane
      • Sole: 50% synthetic rubber, 40% mineral composts, 10% additives
      • Lining: 64% polyurethane, 36% viscose
      • Lightly cushioned insole
      • Made in Italy

        Size, Fit & Care

        • Fits small; size up one full size
        • Italian sizing

         

        To clean either the vegan "leather" or "suede" uppers, gently wipe with a damp cloth, being careful not to rub too much. We do not advise the use of any cleaning products, such as soap, polishing, or treatments, which may cause damage to the uppers.

        Sustainability

        Based on the “cradle to consumer” Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by SCS Global Services on our behalf, the Blondie in navy suede-effect has the following impacts on the environment, and we have, or are working to offset these impacts by 110%:

          • Global Warming Potential (GWP): 11.4 kg CO2 eq / pair, which is the same as driving a typical passenger vehicle for 25 miles. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in the Green Trees Reforestation project project. To date this project has helped to reforest one million acres of marginal farmland in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley by planting over 42 million trees. This is certified by SCS Global Services.
          • Fresh Water Consumption (FW): 0.69 m3 / pair, which is the same as running a typical dishwasher 23 times. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in Water Restoration Certificates through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
          • Primary Energy Demand (PED): 189 MJ / pair, which is the same as operating a typical refrigerator for 7 days.
          • For the impacts on Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), Acidification Potential (AP), Eutrophication Potential (EP), Smog / Photochemical Oxidant Creation Potential (POCP) and Fossil Fuel Depletion (FFD), please find more detailed information in our complete LCA, available here.

           

          Furthermore, among other materials, various forms of plastic were used to make our shoes, weighing 181 grams or 6.4 oz in total. Although (a) we have already offset or will be more than offsetting our environmental impacts by 110%, and (b) some of our plastics originate from recycled sources, we acknowledge that plastic is not good for the planet. Thus, we are working with Plastic Bank, to offset the plastic used in the making of this pair of shoes by 110%. To do so, we invested in Social Plastic® Collection Credits equal to 7.0 oz of plastic prevented from entering the ocean and recycled. For more information on how this offset is achieved, please visit Plastic Bank’s website.


          Finally, 95% of the materials used in our shoes are made in Italy, as well as our manufacturing, which takes place in Veneto. We care about the people who make our materials and our shoes, and we’re working only with suppliers and manufacturers that share and embrace our values. More about our Social Sustainability platform here.