- Saye: SAYE debuted in March 2018 following a successful 'kick-starter campaign' that produced 7,000 pairs of sustainable sneakers. SAYE was founded on the premise of giving back to the planet while selling high-quality products, according to CEO and co-founder Marta Llaquet. SAYE sneakers are made in Europe, and they plant two trees for every pair sold. They also use recycled and organic materials.
The classic white sneaker is made from leather offcuts destined for the landfill, organic cotton for the lining and laces, recycled PU (polyurethane) foam for the insole, and recycled wood chips for the reinforcements. Polyurethane is a durable material that extends the life of the product. The entire inventory is sourced from European (mostly Portuguese and Spanish) suppliers.
SAYE claims that its lace is made of organic cotton that has been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. A product bearing this label contains at least 95% organic fibers.