2ND Life Project

Our journey into the development of a more sustainable product alternative started with a deep dive into leather alternatives.

First of all we researched vegan options, and found that a great variety of synthetic leathers were not an option for our sustainable capsule because non recycled plastic was present on them. Our search continued with a second objective, which was finding vegan materials that at the same time could be considered sustainable.

This is how we decided on two plant-based options: CACTUS and CORN.

 

Our pre-order system allows us to accurately anticipate demand levels prior to production, so we only produce the amount of shoes we’re really going to sell. For you, this means getting to order next season’s must haves early on and at a discount of up to 30% off while participating in the movement towards more sustainable fashion.

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CORN

Corn leather is made in Italy. This type of leather is made of recycled polyester and biopolyols, obtained from corn. Corn is an agricultural product with large quantities of starch. Manufacturers extract this starch from the plant fibres, break it down into sugars, ferment them and separate them into polymers. It’s waterproof, lighter than real leather, and can be dry-cleaned. This makes it quite durable.

Available at 30% off during launch because healing the planet should help you too.

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Corn leather is made in Italy. This type of leather is made of recycled polyester and biopolyols, obtained from corn. Corn is an agricultural product with large quantities of starch. Manufacturers extract this starch from the plant fibres, break it down into sugars, ferment them and separate them into polymers. It’s waterproof, lighter than real leather, and can be dry-cleaned. This makes it quite durable.

Available at 30% off during launch because healing the planet should help you too.

If you want to make a sustainable shoe, the leather from which is made is not the only thing that has to be considered. Soles, heels, caps and linings also need to be sustainable. At Alohas we have looked for the most sustainable option in each of them. The soles used in this capsule contain 99% recycled content.

 

We have been the first company in implementing them since it is part of a research project from the Elda La Torreta institute.

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CACTUS

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CACTUS

Cactus leather is manufactured in Mexico. After cutting the leaves, they are left to dry under the sun, so there’s no additional energy used in this drying process. Then they process the organic raw material to make it part of their patented formula which allows them to make Desserto®.

Available at 30% off during launch because healing the planet should help you too.

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RECYCLED SWIMWEAR

Sustainable swimwear made with regenerated Econyl nylon. Good for the planet, and good for your skin with UPF 50+ sun protection. Our zero waste selection ranges from one piece suits to bikini styles in everything from staple colors to bold patterns.

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