As a brand, and a family, we’re starting over. Rethinking how we do things, hatching fresh ideas and setting goals to help create a more sustainable future from the ground up. From our head quarters to stores to our suppliers, we’re working together to do better. It’s going to take time but we want to keep you in the loop by sharing some exciting initiatives and budding new plans on our journey to creating a cleaner world for all.
Every time you order from FRANKiE4 you can feel good knowing that our shoeboxes, stuffing paper, cardboard sticks and printed wrap are made from recyclable materials— and are all 100% recyclable.
Save Our Soles
We’re partnering with Save Our Soles to recycle any, and all well-loved shoes; send your old solemates on their sustainable journey, to become safe, springy mats at kids’ playgrounds and gym floors. Drop them into the boxes in-store, and let us take care of the rest! We love the thought, that our amazing materials and layers of cushioning jam-packed into FRANKiE4 shoes, can be successfully repurposed once again for comfort.
We’ll recycle them for you! Simply bring your footbeds into one of our stores, or get in touch at email@example.com, and we’ll send you a return slip so you can pop them back into the post ... it's that easy!
With the inclusion of anti-mould stickers within our shoe boxes, the use of LWG gold and silver-rated leathers, and more sustainable materials being utilised in our Spring/Summer range, our commitments to a healthier planet will continue to be shared.
We’re exploring ways to use recycled plastic to create new fabrics for our shoes.
We’re testing and comparing soles to land on a more natural foundation for our designs.
We’re working to save energy and drastically reduce waste in our stores, office and factories. At our office and factories we recycle printing paper, cartons and boxes. While our supplier recycles unused trims, leathers and soles. Sample trims are melted down to make new trims. Leathers are re-finished and re-used, and unwanted soles are repurposed.
Where are your shoes made?
Our footwear is made in Vietnam with a highly regarded and respected company that make quality footwear responsibly.
What kind of audits are done in your factory?
Our supplier is very respected in the footwear industry. They adhere to the government law for wages, salary benefits, safety, emergency response training and environment protection.
Our supplier has, and welcomes, routine SMETA audits for their customers (us!) by Sedex every year.
Some key points about our supplier:
ï Our supplier does NOT use child labour.
ï Our supplier pays all their workers fairly.
ï Our supplier complies with local labour laws on wages, salary benefits, social benefits, working hours, conditions, and insurances.
Does your supplier make responsibly?
We're proud of how our supplier operates environmentally. They enforce and adhere to a strict company policy on environmental protection. They recycle the leather, plastic, paper and cartons they work with, and have a legal waste water treatment vendor to collect and clean the water every month.