WE USE VEGETABLE TANNING VS CHROME TANNING
At Petit Nord, we have chosen to pursue the path of vegetable tanning. This process is associated to tradition and craftsmanship and has a much less negative impact towards the environment and to our children’s health.
The leather is tanned by organic substances from trees, plants and fruits and therefor does not involve any sort of toxic chemicals. The process is slow and complex requiring the supervision of skilled craftsmen.
The chrome-tanning process, which is accounts for over 90% of the world’s leather, is achieved much quicker and is cheaper, but is detrimental to human health and can cause massive environmental impacts as it consists of a mix of poisonous chemicals.
At Petit Nord, we develop our own vegetable tanned, chrome-free and biodegradable leathers in muted, earthy colors with a pop of seasonal bright.
All our rubber applications are made from 70% recycled rubber. Some colors are combined with a pop of upcycled speckles that include old fiber, textiles, and discarded rubber components. Not only is the rubber cool to look at, but the application also instantly makes the shoe more durable for carefree use.
Our Rainbow styles lead our cute upcycling range. The rainbow stripes are mainly made up of waste leather from our own production. We re-use the undesirable scraps and transform them into a beautiful tonal rainbow design.
Our soles are made up of recycled Thermoplastic Rubber material, a light-weight material that ensures stability while maintaining flexibility. Old soles and factory scraps have been remolded have been reused to minimize waste. We have furthermore developed our own special sole formular ensuring utmost flexibility, whilst maintaining durability, protection, and comfort for little feet.
Our zippers are now environmentally friendly! Most of our zipper tape is made from recycled PET bottles, old fiber, and other polyester remnants.
OUR TEX MEMBRANE
We use a 100% recyclable TEX Membrane – free from two harmful chemicals: PTFE & PFC.
OUR NATURAL WOOL LINING
Our wool lining on all our Winter Boots is 100% natural wool. The shearling cuff on our Shearling Winter Boots and Chubby Shearling Winter Boots are 100% natural shearling.
All shoe boxes are made of recycled cardboard. All packing paper is made from recycled paper.