Company Contribution to Ethical Practices and Sustainability
At Sargasso & Grey we endeavour to minimise the detrimental environmental impact of our supply chain as much as we can. We source our shoes from Elda, near Alicante, and our sneakers from Lahore.
We use road haulage for delivery of all of our Spanish shoes. Fewer miles covered, and less fuel consumed, means less pollution. We try to plan our factory orders so that we have fewer deliveries, to reduce additional transportation, whilst ensuring that our stock inventory remains healthy. Our sneakers are delivered by sea.
Our shoes, boots and sandals are made in Elda by expert shoe manufacturers across 3 family run companies, all of whom have a reputation for creating exquisite high-quality footwear. They employ local workers and abide by all EU employment laws.
Ensuring that their shoes truly are ‘Made in Spain’, all of their materials are sourced from other Spanish companies who also manufacture their goods in Spain, so they know how and where the materials (leather, heels, soles, insoles) are sourced. Our shoe factories uses sustainable, chrome-free materials, materials admitted by the EEC, and they are also enrolled in SEDEX which is one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions and global supply chains. SEDEX audit the factory on an annual basis to ensure they meet its high standards and maintain their approval.
We use leather for our shoes because it is safe for skin and is soft and flexible, so it is comfortable and practical to wear. It is a natural material which means it is absorbent and won’t make feet sweaty. We also use leather because it is durable and will last. We hope that our customers will choose our shoes because they are looking for quality footwear, in timeless sustainable styles that will last them for years to come. Shoes that will remain current season after season.
Our leather sneakers are made in Lahore by a global footwear company that has been making footwear and leather goods for over 70 years and sets high standards in both employee welfare and environmental impact. They are Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) certified and have been a member of SEDEX Global since 2015.
The company use premium quality leathers from a tannery that is Gold Rated under the Leather Working Group (LWG).
They are also one of Asia’s very first footwear producers with Solar Powered production facility.