As a brand, and a family, we’re starting over. Rethinking how we do things, hatching fresh ideas and setting goals to help create a more sustainable future from the ground up. From our head quarters to stores to our suppliers, we’re working together to do better. It’s going to take time but we want to keep you in the loop by sharing some exciting initiatives and budding new plans on our journey to creating a cleaner world for all.
The solution to where to put your favourites once they’re too worn to wear is here. Every year, Australia imports over 25 million sports shoes and only an estimated 1% are recycled (and that’s not including the flats, heels, boots, slides and sandals). Thanks to our genius recycling partner, Save Our Soles, we can keep shoes out of landfill and busy doing what they do best—supporting feet!
Drop your pre-loved shoes and footbeds in designated bins instore and we’ll send them to Save Our Soles to recycle them into springy mats for playgrounds and gyms. We’re accepting ALL shoes brands—not just FRANKiE4. Let’s keep shoes out of landfill and continue to care for feet big and small.
We’re members of the Leather Working Group, the world’s leading leather environmental compliance organisation who regulate the industry for the benefit of workers, brands and consumers—now and in the future. Our major tannery is LWG gold rated: the most environmentally responsible leather available. Our supplier only sources LWG gold and silver rated leathers.
Every time you order from FRANKiE4 you can feel good knowing that our shoeboxes, stuffing paper, cardboard sticks and printed wrap are made from recycled materials—and are all 100% recyclable.
Send us your footbeds and we’ll recycle them for you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, for a return slip so you can pop them in the post.
At our factories, excess trims, leathers and soles are collected and cleverly repurposed. Local authorities regularly test waste water to ensure it adheres to legal limits. Paper, cartons, cardboard and plastic are recycled at our factory and Australian headquarters.
Where are your shoes made?
Our footwear is made in Vietnam with a highly regarded and respected company that make quality footwear responsibly.
What kind of audits are done in your factory?
Our supplier is very respected in the footwear industry. They adhere to the government law for wages, salary benefits, safety, emergency response training and environment protection.
Our supplier has, and welcomes, routine SMETA audits for their customers (us!) by Sedex every year.
Some key points about our supplier:
- Our supplier does NOT use child labor.
- Our supplier pays all their workers fairly.
- Our supplier complies with local labor laws on wages, salary benefits, social benefits, working hours, conditions, and insurances.
Does your supplier make responsibly?
We're proud of how our supplier operates environmentally. They enforce and adhere to a strict company policy on environmental protection. They recycle the leather, plastic, paper and cartons they work with, and have a legal waste water treatment vendor to collect and clean the water every month.