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Ubac

87

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Responsible Sneakers. Local manufacture, Made In France or Portugal, in natural and recycled materials.

VALUES

Recycled, 100% Made in Europe, Vegan, Organic

CLOTHING

TIGHTS - SOCKS

FOOTWEAR

SNEAKERS

ACCESSORIES

HATS

BABIES - KIDS

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HOME

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SUPPLY CHAIN

85

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Made in

Shoes: Portugal
Socks and caps: France

Production

The whole production is outsourced to partner manufacturers.

Other production details

The goal for the shoes is to design a minimum basket which limits the use of different components.

Packaging / Packing

They ship all of their sneakers directly to their boxes, to avoid overpacking and unnecessary waste.
They are also careful to use recycled and recyclable kraft tape. Their boxes are made from recycled and recyclable cardboard. They are made a few kilometers from the sneaker manufacturing workshops.

Shipping

No express delivery.

SOCIAL IMPACT

67

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Having 100% of their production in Europe strongly increases chances to have a product made in fair conditions.

Additional information

None

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

85

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Having 100% of their production in Europe reduces the environmental impact of the brand.

Circularity

Ubac mainly uses recycled materials. They explain how to recycle the shoes.
You can send them back your caps.

Recyclability

- Products

Partly recyclable. Shoes are very hard to recycle but here we notice they try to limit the number of materials. It is then easier.

- Packaging / Packing

100% recyclable

Additional information

They donate part of their turnover to Reforest’Action or the Bird Protection League.

MATERIALS

90

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Materials used to manufacture the products

Recycled wool, hemp, recycled natural rubber, Green EVA (60% sugarcane / 40% PU).

Materials characteristics

Recycled and natural materials.

Materials origin

- Recycled wool: Europe
- Hemp: Spain
- Recycled natural rubber: Portugal
- Green EVA (60% sugarcane / 40% PU): Sugarcane comes from Brazil. EVA made in Portugal

In more details:
- Recycled wool: 90% Brassac spinning - FRANCE (81) + 10% Florence spinning - Italy * Weaving in Castres - France (81)
- Hemp: Harvested near Barcelona - SPAIN * Weaving near Barcelona - SPAIN
- Sugar cane soles: south of Porto -PORTUGAL
- Recycled rubber soles: North of Porto -PORTUGAL
- Insoles: North of Porto - PORTUGAL
- Recycled PET laces: North of Porto -PORTUGAL
- Woven labels: North of Porto -PORTUGAL
- Recycled & recyclable cardboard boxes: North of Porto-PORTUGAL

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ABOUT

The founders wanted to design a brand of comfortable, timeless and responsible sneakers.

The word Ubac designates the side of the mountain least exposed to the sun and therefore the most preserved from human footprints. Ubac then becomes a symbol of unspoiled and still wild nature that we must take care of.

It aspires to a feeling of freedom and protection that high mountain landscapes can provide.

Transparency

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Headquarters

Saint-Nicolas des Biefs, France

Date of creation

2018

Shipping

France, Switzerland, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Austria.

Last update

May 2021

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