On a world of digital influencers, we can sometimes forget how influential a life without a million Instagram followers can be. We can accomplish so much offline when we leave expectations behind and practice selfless acts of kindness. We don’t have to stop thinking about ourselves, we only need to be reminded that we are one with every bit of life that surrounds us. Wearing a smile free of judgment and filled with acceptance is extremely liberating to us and those around us. A kind gesture, however small, can change a life.
Be kind and loving to yourself. We are only human, we will make mistakes and we will resist change. There is no need to beat ourselves up on top of everything that’s stressing us out. Let’s talk to ourselves as if we were talking to our favorite person in the whole entire world! We deserve it, we are enough, and we have the power to change the world for the better.
It was with all this in mind that we set to develop the Re-Move project. A sneaker collection that could fulfill the sustainable and ethical dream.
After realizing that the Ocean is infected with tons and tons of plastic, we had to do something about it, but we didn’t know where to start.
We had to take a moment and remember that there is a solution for everything!
Eventually we realized that all we needed to do was to change our perspective. And then, all of a sudden, instead of looking at overwhelming pollution we saw an abundance of unused material, with a lot of potential.
By working with local communities, we were able to extract the plastic ethically, and by manufacturing it in Portugal, on a factory we know and trust, we made sure no suffering was part of the process, and no CO2 emissions were spread.
These sneakers are 100% made from recycled PET, lined with 100% recyclable OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified microfiber. They are hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial.
The technical qualities are important to us because that’s what makes a shoe comfortable and long-lasting. But we wanted more. We wanted to turn saving the world into a Fashion statement! This way we could offer you a chance to express yourself creatively knowing that your sneakers will give your outfit some extra depth because of why they were made.
Nilo and Gangues will be hopefully less polluted by the time you get the sneakers we named after them, as a way to honor the force of life they used to be.
We believe Water can be full of life again. We believe that we can collect the waste we filled our planet with and turn it into goods. We believe in a beautiful and harmonious circle economy. We believe in expressing ourselves through Ethical and Sustainable Fabulous Fashion. We believe that with you by our side, everything is possible!
Thank you so much for all the support you have been giving us throughout the years, from the shoes you bought to the Instagram likes, you make it possible for us to pursue invigorating projects like these!
Have a beautiful day,