Eco Materials

Our Youmans® sneakers are all handmade in Spain, of well selected, animal free materials. They are either natural or recycled but, in any case, definitely free of any harmful chemicals for workers, wearer and environment. We keep an eye on the materials being certified to ensure sustainability and quality.

All materials that are used for the production of Youmans® are certified by the following test seals:

Upper Material

Our suppliers use natural materials, such as organic cotton, linen and hemp. The Hemp-Piqué upper material is made of 50% hemp and 50% linen. The Cotton-Piqué upper material consists of 70% recycled cotton, which is OCS100-certified and contains at least 95% ecological material. All materials are naturally dyed with plant or fruit extracts, certified by Eurofins.

Outsole

Youmans® offers two different outsoles. The first outsole consists of natural and recycled rubber. The second outsole is made of recycled rubber and visible rice husk. The outsole is applied through a vulcanization process that neither uses nor releases any chemicals.

Outsole I

natural & recycled rubber

Outsole II

recycled rubber & visible rice husk

Top grade natural and recycled materials. Built to last. Finished by hand.

Insole

The insole is an open-cell foam that keeps feet dry and well-ventilated. The material combines bio-oil from the castor plant, foam waste and recycled rubber from shoe soles. It stops foot odor thanks to an anti-bacterial treatment system. It is certified by the environment management standard ISO-14001. It is part of an entire range of standards which defines globally recognized requirements for an environmental management.

Laces

Youmans® uses only 100% organic cotton laces for all styles.

Packaging

Our shoe box is made of 100% recycled fibers which are again 100% recyclable after usage. The wrapping paper is recycled paper originated from 100% FSC-certified forestry and is printed with a plant-based ink.