Used for the Upper
ThaelyTex is a revolutionary new fabric that looks and feels like leather but is made entirely out of waste plastic bags, the production process does not need any additional chemicals nor does it release any toxic chemicals as a byproduct. The production process is designed to be safe, cost effective and to have the lowest emissions possible. Each sneaker uses ThaelyTex that’s made using 10 upcycled waste plastic bags. ThaelyTex is made in collaboration with TrioTap Technologies in Gurugram, India. The waste plastic bags are collected from housing complexes, offices and stores from in and around Gurugram. The collected plastic bags are then segregated, sanitised and processed into ThaelyTex at TrioTap Technologies’ Gurugram waste management unit itself. This allows us to reduce carbon emissions. All waste management professional at TrioTap Technologies are paid fair wages, have access to safe working conditions and are also provided with housing facilities.
Used for the Toe Box, Lining, Laces and Tote
rPET or Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate is a fabric made from recycling waste PET Plastic Bottles. rPET is the same as virgin polyester in terms of quality, but its production requires 59 percent less energy compared to virgin polyester. Our rPET Canvas is sourced from Harpar Group in Delhi, India. Our rPET Shoe laces are sourced from Dongguan Mingjia Weaving String Co. Ltd. in Guangdong, China. Unlike most other fashion brands, the rPET we use is 100% recycled and not blended with any other virgin materials. Each sneaker uses rPET that’s made using 12 Recycled waste plastic bottles. Each pair is also packaged in a reusable rPET shopping tote made from 4 plastic bottles.
Used for the Sole
Recycled rubber is rubber that has been reclaimed from scrap materials such as used shoe soles, tires and other industrial waste. Recycling rubber means that millions of scrap shoe soles and tires are no longer dumped in landfills, or left illegally in lakes, abandoned lots, along the side of the road and in sensitive habitats. In fact, recycling rubber saves impressive amounts of energy, which ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions. For example, recycling four tires reduces CO2 by about 323 pounds, which is equivalent to 18 gallons of gasoline. Using recycled rubber in molded products like our sole, for example, creates a substantially smaller (by a factor of up to 20 times) carbon footprint as compared to using virgin plastic resins. Our recycled rubber soles are sourced from Sambo Rubber Co. Ltd in Taichung City, Taiwan. Our soles use about 40% Recycled rubber in their construction.
Plantable Recycled Paper
Used for the Box
The Thaely Y2K Pro box is made from recycled paper which is embedded with basil seeds and dyed with waste coffee grounds. Once you get your box simply cut and plant it. You will have a basil plant in 10 days - ready for pesto. Our box is sourced from Plantables in Agra, India.
All Thaely Sneakers are manufactured at Nitush Footwear in Jalandhar, Punjab. Nitush Footwear strictly conforms to all necessary industry compliance codes. The management adheres to social and ethical practices as stipulated by ISO and BIS Standards. Nitush Footwear offers equal employment opportunities, safe working conditions and fair pay to its employees. The Nitush Footwear factory is inspected by the Thaely team on a bimonthly basis.