Sustainable Practices

MAKING THE WORLD A HEALTHIER PLACE

Fashion for the planet

As a brand, and a family, we’re building a more sustainable future from the ground up. From our headquarters to stores and suppliers, we’re making good with green initiatives aimed at creating a cleaner world for all.

FRANKiE4 x TREADLIGHTLY

Giving old shoes new life

The solution to where to put your favourites once they’re too worn to wear is here. Every year, Australia imports over 25 million sports shoes—and only an estimated 1% are recycled. And that’s not including the flats, heels, boots, slides, and sandals we all love too!

To keep shoes out of landfill, we partner with TreadLightly—a national recycling initiative powered by the Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) and Australia’s premier footwear recycler, Save Our Soles.

Drop your pre-loved shoes and footbeds into designated bins in-store for them to be recycled responsibly. Items will be given new, meaningful life as springy mats for playgrounds and gyms.

We accept ALL shoe brands—not just FRANKiE4. Let’s keep shoes out of landfill and care for feet big and small.

Out-of-the-box initiatives

ETHICAL & ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE LEATHERS

We’re members of the Leather Working Group, the world’s leading leather environmental compliance organisation who regulate the industry for the benefit of workers, brands and consumers—now and in the future. Our major tannery is LWG gold rated: the most environmentally responsible leather available. Our supplier only sources LWG gold and silver rated leathers.

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Every time you order from FRANKiE4 you can feel good knowing that our shoeboxes, stuffing paper, cardboard sticks and printed wrap are made from recycled materials—and are all 100% recyclable.

FOOTBEDS FOR THE FUTURE

Send us your footbeds and we’ll recycle them for you. Email us at info@frankie4.com.au, for a return slip so you can pop them in the post.

SUSTAINABILITY AT HQ, STORES & OUR FACTORY

At our factories, excess trims, leathers and soles are collected and cleverly repurposed. Local authorities regularly test waste water to ensure it adheres to legal limits. Paper, cartons, cardboard and plastic are recycled at our factory and Australian headquarters.

LEARN ABOUT OUR SUPPLIER

Your questions, our answers

Where are your shoes made?

Our footwear is made in Vietnam and China 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:
- Our supplier does NOT use child labour.
- Our supplier pays all their workers fairly.
- 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.

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