Sustainability

 

We at Kavat have a mission. It is to constantly look for new ways to become the world's most sustainable shoe company.

The fact that we take our environmental work very seriously is evident because we are today the world-leading manufacturer of eco-labeled shoes. Already in 2008, our first shoe was certified with the EU Ecolabel. Since then, more than 100 of our models have been eco-labeled and more will be. In 2019, the EU tightened the requirements for its certification. Kavat was first out in Sweden, and as far as we know the world, in meeting the new tough demands. Read more about EU Ecolabel here.

Sustainability for us means a holistic approach. Sustainable materials, sustainable production and durable products.

Kavat has always followed the development of new environmentally friendly components for the shoe industry. Sustainability for us means a holistic approach. Sustainable materials, sustainable production, and durable products. In addition to working with environmentally friendly leather, environmentally friendly SEBS rubber, GOTS certified cotton, we are also at the forefront when it comes to manufacturing shoes in recycled or partially recycled materials. We also work with waste leather where we reuse materials from previous collections. In 2019, we also became the first in the world to manufacture rubber boots made of partially fossil-free material in the form of sugarcane.

We know chemicals 

Chemicals are essential for all types of shoe production, including Kavat's products. Chemicals often bring functions to various materials such as waterproofing. The downside is that it may not always be the best for our health and nature. It is important to exclude harmful and dangerous chemicals. Since our products are largely used by children, this is an important part of our work and we are actively working to limit the use and or replace bad chemicals with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Work already begins in the development of a product and in the choice of materials. We also conduct regular tests in both the production and final product stages to ensure that our products meet our standards.

Becuase we follow Ecolabel's criteria that have the most stringent requirements for shoes, we are constantly updated on chemicals. As members of Satra and SSEI, we also receive ongoing information on current as well as upcoming regulations on topics that are incompatible with what we stand for.

Our products and packaging contain no substances from the current REACH candidate list at concentrations above 0.1% by weight.

We also have a Code of Conduct and a Restricted Substance Guide that all partners must sign.


FN:s hållbarhetsmål

Till år 2030 har FN satt 17 olika hållbarhetsmål. Kavat har valt 5 av dessa 17 mål att lägga extra fokus på:

12. Hållbar konsumtion och produktion
3. Hälsa och välbefinnande
5. Jämställdhet
8. Anständiga arbetsvillkor och ekonomisk tillväxt
9. Hållbar industri, innovationer och infrastruktur

Repair

 
We are many who have a pair of well-worn favorite shoes that sings on the last verse. Often, there is no major fault with the shoes except for a worn-out sole and perhaps a single broken seam. As part of our environmental work, we offer a complete renovation of your old Kavat shoes. It includes, among other things, sole replacement of both outer and inner sole. We refresh your shoes as well as possible based on the conditions that exist. We fix any broken seams, change the laces and polish the skin. You will be able to continue to use your favorite shoes for years to come, and you will also do the environment a favor by reusing instead of buying new ones.

Applies to selected men and women models.

 

Recycled Materials

 
We work in a variety of ways to utilize materials that are already in place rather than producing new ones. Among other things, we are at the forefront when it comes to manufacturing shoes in recycled or partially recycled materials. We also work with waste leather where we reuse materials from previous collections. It can be about making whole shoes or various details depending on how large pieces of waste have been left over.

We also work a lot with recurring materials and a standard assortment of classic design that does not go out of time, we call it sustainable design. We also avoid using unnecessary details that have no function.

As new

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