THE POWER OF SUSTAINABLE CHOICES
By embracing personal style over fashion trends, we empower conscious consumers to purchase quality over quantity which is the true answer to sustainability. We put attention to detail in every stage of our manufacturing process with this eco-conscious intention, from designing to selecting materials responsibly, to packaging & shipping and giving back to the environment. Being respectful to mother nature is always our first priority.Beyond Trees
Loungers partners with Beyond Trees (former The More Trees Campaign) to plant 1 tree for every pair of shoes purchased. Beyond Trees was set up by a group of friends who met at the London School of Self-Awareness (LSSA). Recognizing the world’s need during this particular period in history, the campaign was set up with two main objectives:
- to raise awareness of our relationship to nature through planting trees
- to raise the self-awareness of individuals to not harm the environment
Loungers also partners with One Tribe to protect rainforest. With every purchase you make, you automatically save 5 trees in the rainforest and help improve the carbon footprint of your purchase.
While trying to perfect man-made technologies to produce less emissions, guess what? Forests, oceans, and soil act as a natural solution to climate change that have perfected the process of carbon absorption over millennia. Nature-based climate solutions provide up to 37% of emission reductions needed by 2030 to keep the global temperature under 2 degrees Celsius – 30% percent more than previously estimated. This also means that no matter what we can invent in the next few years, we’re unlikely to see a better carbon capture and storage technology than that which mother nature provides in the form of forests and grasslands. Loungers is participating in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change to adopt the UN Sustainability Goals.
Zero Waste Culture Means Zero Waste
It’s really about redefining the system. We currently live in a linear economy where we take resources from the earth and then dump them in a giant hole in the ground. Our goal of zero waste is to move to a circular economy where we eliminate trash from our daily activities. The circular economy mimics nature in that there is no trash in nature. Instead of discarding resources, we create a system where all resources can be resumed fully back into the system.
That is why taking inspiration from the Japanese art of Kintsugi, Loungers is also taking a step further creating the Kintsugi Shoes Project to ensure circularity, upcycling, and sustainability, inviting customers to return their old Loungers when they are ready for a new pair.What else do we do
We do not use plastic bottles instead we drink filtered water, we do not use paper cups instead we bring our own, we use glass jars, we use our own bags, we use lunch boxes, we carry our own reusable water bottle, no plastic straws, we keep real spoon & forks, we do not use paper towels instead we use reusable fabric ones and we buy non packaged vegetables.
Recycled & Recyclable Packaging
At Loungers in addition to utilizing recycled paper shoeboxes, we use recycled & recyclable packaging paper for their journey to your front door. All the packaging can be reused for various purposes, we always recommend to reuse for storage or repackage. We stamp our packaging with vegetable base colors, which doesn’t compromise the recyclability of the packaging materials. Our shoe filler (to keep your slippers from getting squashed during transit) is also recyclable paper. Our Italian recycled/recyclable paper is sourced by certified suppliers that adhere to the European community rules.
Our Gift To You
In addition to being aligned with your green living goals, your Loungers slippers encourage you to slow down. We live in a constantly connected, fast-paced world where it can be challenging to find balance. In your Loungers you can relax and unwind at home, without sacrificing your style. To further encourage balance, we are gifting our friends with a free one-minute meditation guide. Meditating provides a variety of benefits for your mind, body, and spirit. From quieting your thoughts to helping you return to the present moment, decreasing stress, supporting your mental health, and more. If you’re new to meditation, begin with one minute or two and work your way up. Not to worry if you lose focus as perfection isn’t the goal. Focus on your breath, body, and relaxation. Just a few dedicated minutes to yourself each day can make a world of difference.