Sustainability

At Rothy’s, our mission is to create a new kind of shoe for women: one that is versatile, chic and durable. And we want to do it right, with as little waste and impact to the environment as possible.
  • Materials
  • Production
  • Transportation
  • Headquarters
  • Product Lifespan
  • Community
  • Materials

    Rothy’s knit uppers are made from 100% post-consumer plastic water bottles. We aim to use recycled and renewable materials in our shoes and streamlined packaging.

    WATER BOTTLES REPURPOSED

    Every minute, one million water bottles are sold internationally. In 2020, it is estimated that half a trillion water bottles will be sold yearly. Globally, 91% of plastic is not recycled.

    Our Shoes

    Recycled Water Bottles

    Rothy’s are made from 100% post-consumer water bottles.

    Recycled Foam

    The foam components found in Rothy’s insoles are made from other recycled shoes.

    Vegan and Non-Toxic Adhesives

    We only use non-toxic vegan adhesives on our shoes.

    Carbon-Free Rubber Sole

    Our soles don’t contain any black carbon found in most shoe soles.

    Our Packaging

    We are constantly working to make our packaging more efficient and less wasteful. Our shoe boxes come sealed with a recycled blue ribbon, and the box itself is strong enough to ship on its own.

    Our vegan and biodegradable shoe boxes are made from 85% post-consumer recycled materials. Both the cards and the box are 100% recyclable, and the box is resealable so no tape is needed during the returns process.