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Ethically and sustainable made casual sneakers for men and women

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Why We Love Cariuma

A casual pair of sneakers is a must have in every closet, but our current go-to sneaks aren’t the most sustainable. That was until Cariuma came into our lives and closets.

Cariuma makes high-quality sneakers in timeless styles out of raw materials and through an ethical production process. Their shoes are designed to last a while and meld seamlessly into your wardrobe, pairing well with the outfits you wear everyday. And they are constructed with comfort in mind. Say goodbye to weeks-long break-in periods that make you question whether the shoes are even worth it; Cariuma is comfortable from the first time you put them on. Plus, for each pair sold, Cariuma plants a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest. There’s a reason that Cariuma have quickly become the sneaker that you see everyone wearing on the street.

The TL; DR

  • Extremely comfortable and lightweight shoes made out of sustainable materials
  • Sustainably created and manufactured in ethical factories
  • High-quality timeless styles for men and women from knit to leather and slip on to high top
  • Plants a pair of trees in the Brazilian rain forest for every pair of shoes purchased
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The Cariuma Origin Story

Est. 2019

Cariuma was created by David Python and Fernando Porto, two guys who bonded over their love for board sports, their home country of Brazil, and a desire to create a company that is good for the planet. They loved the look of classic skate-inspired shoes, but didn’t love the lack of sustainability in these brands. So, they decided to quit their jobs to create a fully sustainable sneaker that both men and women could wear every day. They sourced high quality and natural ingredients, found ethical factories to partner with, and created an impact program to plant a pair of trees in the Brazilian Rainforest for every pair of shoes sold. And then in 2019, Cariuma launched their shoe to the world. Right away, people started switching out their everyday shoes for a pair of comfortable, sustainable Cariumas. And their brand took off.

The Science of Cariuma

Cariuma designs their shoes to be stylish, comfortable, and most importantly, sustainable. They use premium raw materials including bamboo, organic cotton, sugarcane, cork, mamona oil, recycled PET, leather, suede, and sustainable rubber, which yields a smaller environmental footprint and allows them to be even more comfortable than other shoes. For example, their 100% vegan insoles are made out of mamona oil and cork, which is not only better for the environment, but also acts as a memory foam for your foot. Cariuma also designs their shoes to be lightweight and come with a broken in fit. There’s no sacrificing comfort for sustainability here.

Cariuma takes time to push themselves to innovate in every way possible so that their shoes are always the most sustainable shoes on the market. In the production process, they reuse and recycle any scraps of materials left over. For example, each piece of rubber that doesn’t make it to a finished product is recycled to be in the next pair and they are pushing themselves to be even greener by developing a recycling program to eliminate organic cotton canvas waste. Cariuma also produces their shoes in small batches to ensure there is no overproduction of shoes that they can not sell.

The Soul of Cariuma

Cariuma prides themselves on creating an ethical production process. They work exclusively with ethical factories and sources only natural and recycled premium materials to create their shoes. Plus, their warehouse meets the highest environmental standards. All shipping impact is offset to become carbon neutral and the single-box shipping method that Cariuma uses to deliver the shoes straight to your door is crafted with recycled and 100% recyclable materials. And, if a consumer returns a pair of shoes, Cariuma ensures that any packaging gets recycled and repurposed through their paper mill.

To ensure they are giving back to the environment and their home, for every pair of sneakers sold, Cariuma plants a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest. This directly aids in reforestation and helps to protect endangered species’ habitats. Cariuma continues to raise the bar to be most sustainable sneaker on the market, and challenges other brands to be as transparent and sustainable as they are.

Shop Cariuma Faves:

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IBI High Knit

$129

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IBI Knit

$98

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IBI Slip On

$98

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OCA High

$98

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OCA High Premium Leather

$159

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OCA High in Suede

$129

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Canvas OCA Low

$79

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IBI Knit

$98

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IBI Slip On

$98