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Materials (plant based)

The passion for raw materials and natural elements is a source of inspiration for our creations. Looking for quality and healthy products, we select and blend materials from both traditional and modern industries. The hemp from Sapa is a very specific material. We went to the villages in North Vietnam to develop fabrics. We gathered our energies to produce the widest Sapa’s hemp fabrics, almost 75 cm large. It is a traditional textile used by Hmong people, and we consider it as the most environment-friendly product!

Materials (plant based)

Hemp

Hemp is a strong plant growing in the temperate areas of the globe. This culture is safe for the environment and life because it requires almost no chemicals and cleans the soil. This is one of the first plants used by humans for textiles more than 10,000 years ago. Our hemp from Sapa is a traditional material woven without electricity ! More Details

Hemp

Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plant on earth. This material is widely used in many industries (from construction to food…). For our products we use bamboo as a textile, our suppliers work with organic bamboo from forests controlled by the Forest Stewardship Council in China. The factory also recycle about 95% of its wastes and almost 99% of the water they need to make the fibers. Bamboo planks are also introduced in our skateboards to make them strong and flexible.

Bamboo

Cork

Cork is a wood material from the bark of the cork oak tree. This tree grows around Mediterranean sea. This tree grows well in dry places, the main producer is Portugal The bark of the tree renews naturally. It can be collected every 5 to 10 years.

Cork

Organic cotton

Organic cotton represents about 0,1% of cotton production on earth. Contrary to conventional cotton, this doesn’t use any chemicals, fertilizers or GMOs. Moreover, the quantity of water is strictly controlled. Organic cotton is a non allergenic soft and comfortable material safe for humans and earth. We recycle also organic cotton wastes from India to make the paper for our stickers.

Organic cotton

Cinnamon

Cinnamon cassia, is a tree cultivated mainly in eastern and southern Asia. We use the bark of this tree as a spice. This cinnamon cassia tree likes tropical areas to grow up to 15 meters. This spice has a lot of properties and flavors famous for food and medicine. The bark of the tree renews naturally, and it is collected it every years.

Cinnamon

Rubber

The rubber we use for shoe’s outsoles is a natural rubber (NR) from trees (Hevea). We select this natural rubber instead of plastic rubber from petrol, like EVA. The rubber trees are absorbing greenhouse gas very well. Originally from South America, Hevea grows mainly in Asia.

Rubber

Jute

Jute tree is a plant that originates from India, Bangladesh & China. It is a resistant tree, easy to grow and performs well against soil erosion. Nowadays, jute is the second natural fibre produced in the world after cotton. Main products with jute are bags.

Jute

Ramie

Ramie is a plant from nettle species growing in Asia. This plant has been used for more than 5000 years by humans to make textiles and paper. Ramie has long fibers and its yarn is very strong. We use handcrafted woven fabrics for our creations.

Ramie

Coconut

The coconut tree is basically growing in Asia and Oceania, it has been introduced in all the tropical areas of the globe where it grows easily. We use the fibers around the coconut for our products.

Coconut

Linen

Linen fabrics are made from the flax plant. This is known for thousand years as a material for textiles, very interesting for agriculture and ecology. Nowadays, the main producers are European countries such as France & Belgium.

Linen

Material (recycled)

Material (recycled)

Tyres

In order to promote recycling technologies, we blend our rubber outsoles with recycled tires (up to 30%). The process of recycling tires, and rubbers (because tires are made of rubber) is called « devulcanization ». This modern technology is a good way to clean the landfills and saves energy from raw materials extraction such as petrol. Devulcanization saves biodiversity against monoculture of rubber trees and destruction of tropical forests.

Tyres

Recycled plastics

Plastics are almost all produced from oil and this industry is polluting quite a lot. Even if plastic is a convenient and versatile material for the people, it must be used carefully in order to avoid plastics being thrown into nature as they spread toxic chemicals. We recycle them to make new products. The recycled plastics can be from industrial or post consumer wastes.

Recycled plastics

Certifications & Testings

  • Gorfoo selects carefully the best materials, we are directly in contact with the producers. Many of our products are organic, recycled or from forest controlled by 3rd party companies. Our factories are controlled in order to take care of social impact and environment. However, the certifications are sometimes unadapted and we have to check it by ourselves, especially for handcrafted products. We also work with independent quality control testing laboratories.

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