Sauter le pas vers une mode plus éthique !

Take the leap towards more ethical fashion!

Every day, thousands of garments are sold around the world.
An overconsumption that cruelly impacts our daily lives. 
A few figures to understand:
  • More than 40% of the clothes we buy are rarely or never worn (and therefore remain buried in our closets)
  • 74% of French people consider that the price of an ethical fashion product is an obstacle. 
  • There are 4 traditional collections per year depending on the season. Today, fast fashion offers us up to 36. These ephemeral collections lead to overproduction, but also to overconsumption.

To buy less, more better : the new challenge?

Why adopt ethical fashion?

The fashion industry, and mainly the shoe industry, is an industry that changes according to trends, generating tons of waste.
Did you know that one pair of shoes is equivalent to 14kg of CO2 emitted?
If a single pair can change the entire functioning of our ecosystem then what would be the impact of 415 million pairs?

Alternatives exist: ethical and sustainable fashion is proof of this. 

How to enter into an ethical approach?

Focus on the timeless

Fast fashion encourages us to constantly renew our wardrobe.
However, investing in timeless items with durable materials is a long-term investment. Trends are never eternal: favoring clothes with materials that do not use chemical manufacturing is a first step towards a more respectful fashion.

Buy at the right price

Buying at “fair value” means taking into account each stakeholder involved in the design of your clothes.
Unlike fast fashion, ethical fashion involves fair wage conditions and bans mass consumption.

Reduce its environmental impact

Excessive water consumption, chemical waste discharges, cotton growing, material creations… The fashion industry pollutes and we know it. Limiting its impact has become an emergency. Every year, more than 93 billion m3 of water is used by the fast fashion industry.

Focus on transparency

Transparency plays a key role. As consumers, action comes before marketing. A company that communicates to exist and share its qualities, faults and values is a company that assumes its choices.

What is an ethical shoe?

An ethical shoe is made with sustainable and/or local materials. It is created with respect for the environment, that of animals and people. 

An ethical shoe can integrate upcycling and recycling of waste in its design in order to limit the impact of so-called “classic” shoes. Beyond the environmental aspect, an ethical shoe brand chooses to work with factories that are concerned about the well-being of their employees. The manufacture of ethical shoes is done with respect for Human Rights.

Zèta, your ethical shoe brand.

Buy less, but better: that's the bet we've taken on. 

By manufacturing eco-responsible shoes, we have made the bet to create sustainable shoes. Rather than using petroleum-derived materials such as polyester or drawing on already limited natural resources, we have selected quality recycled materials such as cork or grape marc. Working in short circuits allows us to reduce transport between our various intermediaries and to minimize our carbon footprint. Designed in Bordeaux, our shoes are made in a small family workshop in Portugal. 

Knowing your partners and knowing who makes your shoes changes everything!

Find our ethical shoes for women and men here.

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