LASTING AND ETHICAL SNEAKERS WITH A TIMELESS AND AUTHENTIC DESIGN
Wayz’s sneakers are ethically and transparently created with eco-friendly & recycled materials, locally sourced and produced in Porto, Portugal, and made to last in order to be part of conscious consumers’ life and memories.
As producers and consumers we have an immense power through the products we make and demand we create. We need to be conscious about this power and act, producing and consuming responsibly, to fight mass consumption, waste and human exploitation.
BE CONSCIOUS, BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL.
We use eco-friendly and recycled materials to produce our lasting sneakers:
- Vegetable Tanned Biodegradable leather (Chromium and metal free).
- Recycled plastic textile, made from Mediterranean Sea waste.
- Recycled rubber outsoles.
- Biodegradable insoles made of latex, linen and wood and wool fibres.
Local Sourcing and Production
We design, source and produce locally. All the shoe components are sourced and production takes place within a 70 kms radius in Porto, Portugal.
Being close to our producers and suppliers is a big advantage because we can visit them often and build lasting relationships, work hand-in-hand, test new designs, materials and improve the quality of our sneakers.
Besides, it drastically reduces the ecological footprint of our products because we don't need to make every shoe component travel the world several times, before our sneakers get to your feet.
WHO MAKES YOUR SHOES?
To ensure the highest quality of our sneakers we have carefully chosen personally, every supplier that we work with.
Our partners are family owned businesses, with decades of experience and great know-how in shoemaking, where passionate shoe artisans are paid fairly, there are good working conditions and labour laws are fully respected.
Fair Prices and the Best Value for Money
The final price is the result of our business model - we work with the least intermediaries, we have a local and simple supply chain and flexible cost structure that enables us to make high-quality, long lasting sneakers and sell at fair prices, making it accessible to more and more people.
Carbon Neutral Sneakers - CO2 Emissions Compensated
Vegetable tanned leather and Vegan collection's life cycle analysis
In cooperation with Dcycle.io, we made a life cycle analysis of our vegetable tanned leather and vegan collections to calculate the environmental footprint of each sneaker.
The vegetable tanned leather collection emits 16,2 kg of CO2 per pair, which is a reduction of 1,6kgs of CO2 (-9%) when compared to fast fashion sneakers. The vegan collection emits 6,8 kg of CO2 per pair, which is a reduction of 3 kgs of CO2 (-31%).
We have offseted 28 tonnes of CO2, corresponding to the pairs produced from 2019 till 2021, to become a carbon neutral brand. This process has been certified by the United Nations.