Flamingos Life - in the Business to save the Planet
The Flamingos Life concept is 100% vegan. Veganism and the vegan production of a sneaker collection is a tool to break with some of the most significant eco-unfriendly techniques of the shoe- and fashion industry. Manufacturing of shoes and clothing is a worldwide major source of pollution, CO2 emissions, use of water and killing of millions of animals.
The Flamingos Life philosophy builds around 3 pillars:
- Veganism is a key aspect in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water footprint
- All life and animal life is worth to be protected and respected
- Visible transparency is a useful tool for the consumer to make conscious decisions
Flamingos Life sneakers are biodegradable products. All merials used are naturally sourced such as corn, bamboo, hemp, organic cotton (no pesticides) and natural rubber extracted in sustainable ways.
Since Falmingos Life was founded, countless animal lifes were saved and plastics and petroleum-based materials are substituted and banned from production.
- From corn waste a vegan and biodegradable fabric was developed that provides a comfortable, durable and eco-friendly alternative to leather
- Bamboo is the fast growing, reneable resource that builds the sneakers lining
- Organic cotton is developing into the worlds leading standard with an uncountable eco-friendly impact
- Upcycling transforms valuable, already used materials into new sources or products
Flamingos Life built a fair-trade network of suppliers and co-workers, using local sourced materials to reduce the companys CO2 footprint.
Transparency in production and philosophy are an unliked topic in wide parts of the shoe- and fashion industry. A significant part of the ecological crisis generated over the last 50 years was caused direct and/or indirect by unconscious and unreflected production and consumption.
Water as the base for all life on planet Earth must be saved from pollution and uncontrolled use, as although treated as a fundamental resource guaranteed for all people (still today the access to drinking water is not provided worldwide).
Reforestation and repopulation of trees is a major aim of Flamingos Life and every purchased pair is relevant for the collaboration of Flamingos Lifeand Eden Reforastation Projects.
Waste free oceans and the cleaning of marine plastics and transforming these into a new ressource and innovative products must be pushed forward.
A whole bunch of facts and challenges we have to face, but with every pair of Flamingos Life sneakers purchased we all together support the solution of the environmental problem.