Bill Blass combined fashion and functionality for the real women of New York City. Today, transportation and a responsibility to take care of the earth are two of the biggest factors to come into play in regards to city life. The most sustainable and affordable way for us to get anywhere is by foot. So in Mr. Blass’ spirit, we designed a shoe that will get you where you need to go in comfort and style with a responsibility to our planet in mind. Our shoes are built to last. From resources that do not harm our planet either in creation or disposal.
Recycled Plastic Bottles
Our knit shoes are made of an eco-friendly yarn comprised of recycled plastic bottles, one of the most commonly used consumer plastics.
Bamboo fabric is a new innovation extracted from bamboo pulp. This natural fiber is extremely durable while suppressing bacteria, fungus, and odor. Compared to cotton, it is more absorbent and breathable.
Castor Bean Oil
Our insole is partly made from castor bean oil, a natural vegetable oil extracted from castor beans. This allows us to increase the percentage of our insole made from natural contents.
Wild Natural Rubber
The outsole of our Sutton Slip-On is made of natural rubber harvested from the Pará rubber tree. Tapping for rubber latex does not harm these trees, which have a lifespan up to 40 years. In addition to being biodegradable, natural rubber has high elasticity, resilience, and waterproofing qualities.
Our sneaker outsole is among the first to be made with d2w, which accelerates the natural process of oxidation until the product is no longer a plastic, but a material which can be bio-assimilated (i.e. used as a food source) by bacteria and fungi on land or sea.
Our packaging including our box, divider, shoe filler, and tissue paper are all made from post consumer, recycled paper. The dust bag provided is comprised of 100% recyclable fiber.