Now in its fourth year, Global Recycling Day, which took place last week on March 18th, was created as a way for the world to come together and recognize the important role recycling plays in securing the future of our planet, organized by the Global Recycling Foundation.
Every year, the earth produces over 2 billion metric tons of solid waste and 46% of that is disposed unsustainably in landfills, incinerated, and littered or illegally dumped in the environment. At some point, there will be no more natural resources left. Now is the time to realize that every action counts and everyone can make a difference.
O2 Monde started from a simple but yet ambitious idea: to make effortless and expressive shoes that benefit both people and the planet. Behind this mission/statement there’s the vision/the creative mind of our founder, Mirco Scoccia, who after working for more than 20 years for top luxury and contemporary brands, wanted to come up with a disruptive footwear project. His goal is to offer design-forward, truly sustainable, cruelty-free and exquisitely handcrafted footwear that honors the Earth’s heritage and protects its future.
That’s why we like to think of our plant-based shoes as building blocks of a modern, mindful wardrobe that helps you live your best life – and protects our collective future. We further offset our environmental impact by donating 1% of our profits to the non-profit organization 1% For The Planet.
Every element of O2 Monde shoes, from the insoles to adhesives and uppers, is made from sustainable, plant-based materials sourced from innovative eco-materials manufacturers. We also produce in small batches with Italy’s premier factories to minimize excess stock, and we never destroy product.
We firmly believe sustainability and cruelty-free, eco-friendly materials to production processes and distribution is the future of fashion. Unlike traditional leather shoes, we use 100% of every skin because plant-based materials are naturally perfect. Cutting scraps are always captured and recycled. (To learn more about our Materials >)
How will you contribute to combat this growing environmental and humanitarian crisis? Whoever you are. No matter where you come from. Every one of us can make a difference. And every action counts.
“The journey is long, but the goal is in each step” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Shop our latest collections at www.O2Monde.com for both you and the planet. #ItalianShoesTheWayNatureIntended