In the last few years at The Golden Boot, we have been trying to reduce our own carbon footprint in order to help protect the world we live in. We have been liasing with companies and well known brands who are making an obvious effort to reduce the harmful things that come with the production of leather products.
Tanneries use an estimated 3000 tonnes of salt to preserve 5000 tonnes of rawhide resulting in waste product polluting rivers and groundwater systems. Chromium sulphate and other salts of chromium are also used to produce stronger colours. As the problem escalates, governments are calling for action to reduce the waste and to introduce a process called Lyophilisation. This removes the need for salt, reduces the amount of chromium intake and uses less water, which is ultimately kinder for the environment.
With this in mind, The Golden Boot has decided to invest into manufacturers who are more environmentally friendly and who offer a more natural way of tanning.
For Spring/Summer 2013 we have introduced two exciting new styles, 8242N and 9844N from Pikolinos’ new ‘Colour Collection’ range.
As a renown Spanish footwear designer, Pikolinos use ‘raw’ (non-dyed) leather which is treated using an ‘immersion process’ to produce vibrant Mediterranean colours. The end result being Spanish made shoes that are superbly comfortable, 100% natural and chrome free as well as being kind to the skin and the environment.
Try a pair, you will not be disappointed!