Green Index® Rating of 8.5
Like all products scored with the Green Index® rating, this Earthkeepers™ boot features a rating for the climate, chemical and resource impact created from raw material extraction through finished product production. The lower the score, the lower the environmental impact.
Using organic cotton in our products helps reduce our dependence on conventional cotton, which is grown with chemical pesticides and fertilizers—putting farm workers, land and water supplies at risk. Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals, meaning healthier working conditions & a healthier planet.
Recycled PET Materials
Used for more than 10 years in fleece, recycled PET is a new fiber for foowear. This fiber comes from post-consumer plastic bottles and is incorporated into linings and laces. The Earthkeepers™ boot featured here has a lining made from 70% recycled materials.
Our Earthkeepers boots feature premium waterproof leathers that come from tanneries that received silver ratings in the Leather Working Group environmental audit as a result of reduced energy use, reduced waste and quality water treatment.
Reduced Use of Harmful Chemicals
Earthkeepers boots contain no PVC. We also employ water-based adhesives and hand stitching to replace traditional solvent adhesives that release volatile organic compounds.
Recycled Rubber Outsole
By using recycled components, we reduce our use of raw materials & help keep discarded materials out of landfills. This Earthkeepers™ boot features an incredibly durable, rubber lug outsole made with 30% recycled rubber.
Recycled Packaging Material
Our footwear boxes use minimal soy-based inks and are made from 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard.