ORBA SHOES is a sustainable shoe brand based in New Zealand leading the way in creating versatile and timeless sneakers that are designed to biodegrade. The brand is B-Corp certified and uses only natural materials in all parts of their shoes, including the sole, upper, and footbed. The Orba sole is made from smoked natural rubber, rice husk ash and coconut oil, while the upper is made from flax, rami, and kenaf, three of the most renewable plant materials available. The footbed is made from cork, coconut husk, latex & agave Sisal for ergonomic support.
Sustainability & Responsability:
- Orba Shoes works closely with all of their suppliers, most of whom are independently eco-certified and transparent, to ensure that their supply chain is ethical and sustainable. The brand also funds training programs designed by the International Labour Organisation to help suppliers grow as efficient and sustainable businesses, ensuring fair working conditions and pay.
- They prioritize sustainability and ethical practices in every aspect of their business, including their shoe production in Indonsesia working with suppliers who adhere to the international Business Social Compliance Initiative code of conduct (BSCI), and they provide funding for training programs to help smaller suppliers achieve sustainable growth and future BSCI compliance. Orba's commitment to fair treatment extends to all of their suppliers, who are required to meet our Orba Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines minimum standards for social equity, fair compensation, and work hours.
- By choosing Orba Shoes, conscious consumers can feel good about their purchase, knowing that they are supporting a brand that prioritizes sustainability and ethical practices. With Orba Shoes, you can look good and do good at the same time.