Ethical + Sustainable
Getting our designs to the market has been an educational process. With many highs and lows, we have worked with companies all over the world to find the exact materials to develop our signature styles. We took the time and did not rush this process, because we wanted our designs and packaging to be made from 100% eco-friendly, recycled, vegan materials.
The reason for this? Have you ever seen where all the water goes after it is used in production?
While working in an industry full of creative and talented people, you get swept up in the beauty of it all - there is magic in the design room as collections are formed.
However, once you have seen inside a factory, it is not something you can easily forget.
Therefore, it is super important to me to develop products using reused, repurposed, and recycled materials.
Unfortunately, convenience is overrunning the planet and when people hear the word ‘sustainable’ they instantly think expensive, but is it really? Our mission is to change how we manufacture footwear.
Alongside these environmental values, Lost Sols also abide by the Business Social Compliance Initiative standards for the workplace. This certification ensures us that the offshore production team is treated ethically, paid fairly, and their workers’ rights are respected.
People + Plant
We believe people and our planet should work together. As an ethically sustainable footwear brand, it is our responsibility to assist in this journey of support and preservation.
Starting with her local community in 2015, Share the Dignity’s founder, Rochelle Courtenay, distributed sanitary items to homeless shelters after noticing women were going without the essentials during their menstrual cycles. She has now grown this charity to be nationwide, with a collective of 5,000 volunteers. Share the Dignity has donated over 2,000,000 pads and tampons, 4,487 menstrual cups, and 517,918 bags to women in need across Australia. This amazing organisation has been inspiring us for years, and we are so grateful for the campaigns we have created with them.
Known as the oldest ecosystem on the planet, rainforests cover 6% of the Earth's surface and are home to half the world's plants and animals. Unfortunately, due to deforestation our planet is seeing an increase in greenhouse gases, a disruption in the regular water cycle and a loss of 70% of its plants and animals. This also results in soil erosion and coastal flooding.
As we want to protect the planet of ours and its forests, we have aligned with One Tree Planted. While we aim to produce environmentally friendly footwear, they focus on reforesting all over the world.