The Blackout by Haus of Z
The term sustainable sneaker didn’t come lightly. These shoes are made with 100% sustainably sourced materials and developed in partnership with Not For Sale to fight human trafficking with every purchase.
ABOUT THE SHOES:
- Constructed with organic, sustainably harvested cotton from the Solo y San Miguel regions of Peru, supporting indigenous people at their roots.
- Organic plant dyes are utilized, so your toes never touch toxic chemicals.
- Soles made with sustainably-harvested Amazonian Sharinga rubber,
- We take people and planet with the highest concern, constantly striving for a more sustainable shoe.
- Available in a Men’s and Women’s edition.
Z x Peruvian Amazon ?? A special bond between a shoe company, a region, and its tribal people. We take a unique business approach that goes beyond a transactional relationship with the tribes that we source our rubber and cotton. Yes, we buy our materials at a fair wage from the communities, however we also return $5 of each purchase back to developing the infrastructure of the communities. Investing in health care and education systems, working with global NGO Not For Sale to create a lasting impact with the communities that are part of the Z family!
Not For Sale
NFS works to protect people and communities around the world from human trafficking and modern-day slavery. The organization equips and empowers survivors of human trafficking and those at risk of exploitation by providing shelter, healthcare, and legal services; education, job-, and life-skills training; and partners with leading companies and organizations to create long-term employment opportunities for survivors and at-risk communities.
WILD RUBBER (Shiringa)
The rubber used to craft the soles of Z Shoes is sourced from a local indigenous tribe of the Iberia region of Peru’s Amazon. Harvesters (Shiringueros) make incisions across the latex vessels, just deep enough to tap the vessels without harming the tree’s growth, they then leave small buckets to collect the latex. This process is known as rubber tapping. Their process epitomises the term sustainability. So much so, that the local harvesters are still tapping rubber from the same trees that their great grandfathers once did generations before!