8000Kicks

Home Country: USA
“Hemp sneakers”
8000Kicks specializes in eco-friendly hemp sneakers for men and women that are perfect for walking, the gym, and everyday life. They also make hemp accessories including hats, wallets, and backpacks. 8000Kicks uses more sustainable materials like hemp in all of their products, shares and reduces their CO2 footprint, and pays their shoemakers living wages. They also received high marks in transparency.

8000Kicks

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Eco-Stylist Certified
Home Country: USA
“Hemp sneakers”
8000Kicks specializes in eco-friendly hemp sneakers for men and women that are perfect for walking, the gym, and everyday life. They also make hemp accessories including hats, wallets, and backpacks. 8000Kicks uses more sustainable materials like hemp in all of their products, shares and reduces their CO2 footprint, and pays their shoemakers living wages. They also received high marks in transparency.

Transparency

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent

  • 8000Kicks shares where they do the final shoe production, 35% in Portugal and 65% in China.
  • They share information about those factories including the wages.
  • 8000Kicks also shares a map of where they source their hemp.
  • Shoes require many components (over 100 suppliers when you factor in every little detail) and 8000Kicks shares that they currently have 60% traceability and are working to increase.

Fair Labor

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good

  • 8000Kicks shares the average wages at all of their final production factories and they pay living wages at 100% of those factories, both in Portugal and in China.
  • They also ensure benefits for those workers including social security, free food, local accommodation, free healthcare, and free education.

  • To increase their Fair Labor score, 8000Kicks could invest in the communities where they manufacture.

Sustainably Made

Two Leaves Earned
Rated: Good

  • 8000Kicks shoes are made with sustainable vegan friendly materials including hemp and algae blooms.
  • 8000Kicks shares their carbon footprint of 4.1 Kg of CO2 per pair of shoes and their efforts to reduce it with renewable energy at the factories and carbon offsets.
  • They use sustainable packaging including corn starch mailers and recycled cardboard.

  • To increase their Sustainably Made score 8000Kicks could invest in circularity with a shoe recycling program or resale program.

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Last Updated: 10/18/22.

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