Our Sustainability Promise
O V E R P R O D U C T I O N
Over production in fashion is one of the worlds biggest environmental threats. At RM we exclusively work with small production runs and work closely with our factory to reorder fast selling styles on demand. This ensures that only remaining sizes of seasonal styles are discounted in the sales and we finish the season with zero waste. This means your shoes can feel more unique and special, and about 30% of our stock is core and will never go into the sale.
C A R B O N O F F S E T
We've teamed up with One Tribe Global so when you buy from us we automatically protect 100m2 of rainforest per order (that's 5x large trees), which helps fight the climate crisis by reducing Co2 in our atmosphere and instantly improving the carbon footprint of your purchase. Protecting trees rather than planting new trees is 75% more effective as a way of reducing Co2, as rainforests are the lungs of our planet and the natural solution to climate change that remove, restore and offset Co2 from our atmosphere. Check out our progress here.
L O C A L P R O D U C T I O N
All our shoes are produced in a family run factory just outside of Porto in Portugal. We have been working with the same production team for years and quality is of utmost importance to us and them. Producing relatively locally ensures a lower carbon footprint, most of our leathers are bi-products of the meat industry and our factories provide prime labour conditions and craftsmanship from artisans with years of experience.
L I F E S P A N O F S H O E S
We have always encouraged people to buy fewer, better quality goods, and as a result the lifespan of our shoes is very important to us. It is why in the past we have shied away from high PVC content 'vegan' leather which doesn't breakdown in landfill, and instead try to use leathers such as Bipell more in our designs (leather created from industry scraps and waste). Your local cobbler should be your shoes best friend and caring for your shoes can make them last a lifetime. However if you tastes do change, we facilitate resales within our own community on Depop, as well as using this platform to sell off samples and damaged goods at a discount price to ensure that nothing is going to waste.