This sneaker is made entirely out of rewnewable plant based materials. The sole is made from Smoked Natural Rubber, Rice Husk Ash & Coconut Oil. The upper uses Flax Canvas, Kenaf (Hemp) & Ramie (Nettle) and the soft footbed is made from Cork, Coconut Husk, Latex & Agave Sisal. Finer detailing like the laces, lables stitching and emboridery utilizes Certified organic cotton and is sent to you in recycled cardboard packaging with natural inks.
Women's Ghost Sneaker
The Women's Ghost Sneaker by B-Corp certified sustainable shoe brand Orba Shoes is here for a good time, not a long time. Ethically-made from natural materials - including natural rubber, rice husk ash, coconut oil, beeswax and other natural compounds - and meeting all the relevant ISO requirements for casual footwear, this sustainable sneaker was designed to biodegrade after three years, so you can rest easy knowing that once you’re ready to say goodbye, your shoes will return to nature.
- Ethically, sustainably and fairly made from responsibly-sourced materials
- Womens style
- Made from renewable plant based materials
- Certified Organic Cotton Laces
- Constructed with Water Based Glues
Behind the Brand
Orba Shoes, a New Zealand-based, B-Corp certified sustainable shoe brand, is making versatile, timeless sneakers that are designed to biodegrade. All parts of the Orba shoe, from the sole to the upper, are made from natural materials, with some of these being the most renewable plant-based materials in the world. What’s more is Orba Shoes’ key supplier meets the Business Social Compliance Initiative code of conduct (BSCI), and impacting workers in a positive way is one of Orba Shoes’ Impact Business Models for their B Corp Certification award. Orba Shoes is providing us conscious consumers with ethically-crafted, biodegradable shoes made from natural, sustainable materials so we can look good and do good, too.
If you're keen to find out more about Orba Shoes' founder, Greg Howard, you can do so here.
Shipping and Returns
Standard items must be returned within 14 days of delivery. Sale items are final sale unless damaged or faulty. Faulty items must be returned within 5 days of delivery.
We do not cover the cost of return postage, so please try to choose the correct sizing. We’ve done our absolute best to provide as much sizing information as possible, though do feel free to send us an email if you need help.
All brands aim to send out standard items within two working days of your order being received, however please note that there have been unprecedented delays due to COVID. To allow for creation time, made-to-order pieces will be posted within 10-14 business days, dependent on the respective brand.
Please note some brands operate out of Australia, while others from Aotearoa, New Zealand. This may mean that a little bit of patience would be required if the packages are coming from international waters, and also if you live rurally.
All shipping is free for orders over $75. If your order is under $75, there is a $12.50 flat rate.
To our friends outside of Australia and New Zealand, please note that we do not currently ship worldwide due to a range of factors, though mainly due to the package delays brought about by the COVID pandemic. We do, however, have a global ethical brand directory for both our local and international friends.
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