How They're Made
Sourced from apple skins and cores, our beautiful, yet durable Apple Leather is 100% vegan and made from waste recovered from the apple juice industry in Northern Italy. This reduces CO2 impact significantly compared to animal leather and faux leather made from 100% fossil fulels.
This sugarcane EVA has the same softness and flexibility of traditional EVA foam found in sneakers, but replaces petroleum-based material with a bio-based alternative — sugarcane! Raw sugarcane is a renewable resource that actually reduces greenhouse gas emissions by absorbing CO2 in the atmosphere.
Recycled Plastic Bottles
Soft and breathable, our lining is made from a combination of recycled plastic bottles and post-consumer recycled polyester. Any scraps produced in the process are recovered and used for future rolls of material, creating a zero waste system.
Cork is actually just the bark of a cork tree, making it a super-renewable, local resource in Portugal that can be sourced without harvesting trees. It's odor resistant, anti-bacterial, and shock absorbing. We pair it with natural latex - a milky white liquid extracted from the Hevea-Brasilienis tree, better known as the rubber tree — providing you with a supportive, springy feel.
Made from post industrial polyester scrap, our premium vegan suede is luxurious to the touch, and has a reduced fossil energy consumption compared to the traditional petrol-based polyester production process.
Our packaging is made from recycled materials. The Dooeys shoe box is made from recycled cardboard and is ready to ship so requires no additional carton. Plus, we only use recycled packing paper to protect your house shoes during transit.
We pride ourselves on doing small batch production, buying as close to demand as possible to prevent overproduction.
We produce our slipshoes at a small factory in Portugal that is dedicated to ethical manufacturing, ensuring fair treatment of all workers and providing a safe and healthy work environment.