Sustainability

Moving towards a more sustainable approach

OVERVIEW

It has taken a few generations for us to become aware that the planet is a fragile ecosystem that needs to be protected and nurtured to meet present and future human needs and aspirations.

As a new brand, we are grateful for the leadership of the large organizations that took on the all-important task to move production in a sustainable way for the well-being of the planet and, therefore, the well-being of all of us for generations to come.

Everything that is produced has a footprint which can impact the planet and its inhabitants adversely or not. It is our choice at DE WULF to do our part in minimizing the footprint of production on Earth.

As we grow as a company, we plan to influence the manufacturers we partner in the same direction. We are also seeing sustainability as 1) a driver of innovation to improve life as we know it in all its aspects and 2) a way to provide a good living for those who practice it.

PRODUCT SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION SUMMARY RELEVANT TO THE DE WULF BRAND. (Source REI - Version 1.0 January 2018)

 

IMPLEMENTATION

Brand expectation:

DE WULF as a brand and its US existing and potential customers have expectations regarding the management of key environmental, social and/or animal warfare impacts. In order to meet those expectations, DE WULF is working towards implementing certain standards.

Preferred attributes:

DE WULF and its US existing and potential customers have determined certain leading certifications and material types to be relevant to their product offering and most effective in advancing sustainability.

a) Leather Working Group Certification (LWG): ensure that certified leather suppliers have strong environmental stewardship practices in place and that hides source from Brazil are not from farms involved in any form of deforestation in the Amazon biome.

b) Sustainable packaging (How2Recycle logo): encourage each manufacture to use packaging material that is FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council certification) and/or recycled and that is recyclable or compostable after use. In addition, we encourage the use of the How2Recycle logo on product packaging to help customers understand how to recycle packaging material after use.

 

DE WULF product sustainability standards

Fair and safe supply chains

Brand expectation:

DE WULF expects its manufacturing partners to have in place a manufacturing code of conduct that outlines the social and environmental standards to be upheld within their supply chain. Those standards should be based on international fair labor principals and practices. EFFECTIVE DATE: Ongoing.

Preferred attribute:

DE WULF expects its manufacturing partners to promote safe healthy working conditions including fair wages. We encourage our manufacturing partners to be certified by the Fair Trade USA or the Fairtrade International Certification.

Chemical management

Brand expectation:

DE WULF expects its manufacturers to have in place an RSL (restricted substance list) that meets or exceeds all applicable regulatory requirements. EFFECTIVE DATE: Ongoing.

Preferred attributes:

Leather Working Group Certification. Leather manufacturing can be an environmentally impactful process, with key potential impacts including deforestation and the use of hazardous chemicals in the leather tanneries. The Leather Working Group (LWG) certification ensures that certified leather suppliers have strong environmental stewardship practices in place that hides sourced from Brazil are not from farms involved in deforestation in the Amazon biome.

Environmental management

Brand expectation:

DE WULF will expect its manufacturers to complete the Higg Index Brand Module annually and share the results with REI.

Preferred attributes:

DE WULF encourages its manufacturing partners to use certified recycled materials in products where they reduce the products' environmental impact while maintaining product performance and safety.

Packaging:

DE WULF encourages its manufacturing partners to use packaging materials that are FSC-certified and /o recycled and that are recyclable or compostable after use. In addition, we encourage the use of the How2Recycle logo o product packaging to help customers understand how to recycle packaging after use.

Size Guide (must order according to the size guide)
SLIDES WOMEN, "LOOLIES" 
Medium-wide width
If you are a true US size 4.5-6 6.5-8 8.5-10 10.5-11.5
Order this size 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
SANDALS WOMEN
Medium width only
If you are a true US size 4-4.5 5-5.5 6 6.5-7 7.5 8-8.5 9-9.5 10-10.5 11-11.5
Order this size 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
LOAFERS WOMEN
Medium width only
The sizes currently available on our site are true to size.
 
CHELSEA BOOTS WOMEN 
Medium width only

True to size with thin socks. 

-It is completely ok if the shoes feel tight at first as the Nubuck leather will stretch and mold around your feet for a great fit.
-We suggest trying on the shoes indoors (on a clean carpet) to make sure they fit and are to your liking before wearing them out.

 

OTHER BOOTS AND SHOES: SABRINA, EVA, EMA, DELIA

Medium width only

If you are a true US size 4-4.5 5-5.5 6 6.5-7 7.5 8-8.5 9-9.5
Order this size 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  

SLIDES MEN
 
Medium-wide width
If you are a true US size 7-8 8.5-9.5 10-11 11.5-12.5
Order this size 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12
LOAFERS MEN
Medium width only
The sizes currently available on our site are true to size. 

 

CHELSEA BOOTS MEN

Medium width only

True to size with thin socks.

-It is completely ok if the shoes feel tight at first as the Nubuck leather will stretch and mold around your feet for a great fit.
-We suggest trying on the shoes indoors (on a clean carpet) to make sure they fit and are to your liking before wearing them out.
 
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