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Materials

Materials

by maria’s suppliers are selected through our Foundation, which verifies their legal certificates and good environmental and social practices. We pay our suppliers in full at the time of purchase thanks to our pre-order business model, which aids the local economy by allowing a sustainable industry growth without causing detriment to the more vulnerable involved parties, such as the small and medium providers.

LEATHER – UPPER

By-product of the meat industry
Leather


This leather is tanned and dyed achieving a natural finish to match its natural feel. It presents a lightly stamped it with a pebble texture before tumbling it in a large drum to accentuate the textured look and give it an extra-supple feel. The finished leather not only holds color brilliantly, but it’s also strong enough to be worn as an unlined shoe. Plus, it’s smooth, super soft, and pliable enough to mold to fit your foot.
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Provider:

PIELES DE MARCA SAS is located in BOGOTA, D.C., Colombia and is part of the Apparel Manufacturing Industry. PIELES DE MARCA SAS has 5 total employees across all of its locations.
PIELES DE MARCA SAS, based in Bogota, Colombia. Produces and commercializes leather by-products, establishes the following policy to ensure a correct environmental performance:

a) To protect the environment by preserving the natural resources and performing actions that tend to their efficient use.
b) To prevent contamination which may be caused by its productive processes.
c) To promote environmental awareness through staff training and participation in a teamwork atmosphere.
d) To adopt the corresponding measures regarding the constant improvement of its environmental performance.
f) To set environmental goals and objectives using the guidelines of this policy.

Certification good practices here

Goat skin leather /By-product of the meat industry
Lining

This leather is tanned and dyed achieving its natural feel. After years of testing the inner leather by maria uses in its products allows you to wear your shoes with no socks at all if you want.
This leather is suppler and softer because of the presence of lanolin in the leather. It is also more durable than cowhide because it is water-resistant, therefore improves foot breathing. Goat skin is warm, breathable and it’s very comfortable to wear. Goat skin is textured like a pebble and so it has distinctive ridges.
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Provider:

CAPRIELY CURTIEMBRES is located in BOGOTA, D.C., Colombia and is part of the Apparel Manufacturing Industry.
PIELES DE MARCA SAS, based in Bogota, Colombia. Produces and commercializes leather by-products. Capriely develops and commercializes various skins such as vaccines; napas, vestinapas, nubuck, fellings, baits, fur skins, among others; with finishes such as cracked, foil, pearly, varnished, contrasting, etc .; goat skins for clothing, footwear and parchments in suede, cracked, pigmented finishes; calf leather also for clothing, footwear and parchment with its finishes in suede, pigmented, and hair; as well as imported skins such as pigs, sheep, goats and cattle. We are specialized in the production of chamois, cracked and waxed hulls.
Good practices here
https://www.capriely.com/historia/

Textile made from PET and recycled cotton
Vegan – textile upper


Textile developed for use in footwear; warm, breathable and very comfortable to wear. Developed with completely recycled yarns from cotton clothing scraps, they are mixed with recycled PET bottles, thus forming and creating a product without dry cleaning processes, saving water and energy.
Composition: Recycled cotton 41% – Cotton 42% – Pet14% – Others 3%
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Provider:

TEXTILES ROMANOS S A is located in BOGOTA, D.C., Colombia and is part of the Textile Manufacturing Industry. TEXTILES ROMANOS S A has 57 total employees across all of its locations.
www.textilesromanos.com

Waxed cotton
Laces


The durability of these laces is increased by their waxed finish and helps preserve the original color.

Provider:

Dimatex Leon is a Mexican company, which seeks to serve manufacturing clients, end consumers and distributors, with materials that facilitate their production processes or their specific needs, one of its main lines of footwear and leather goods.
https://www.dimatexleon.com/categoria-producto/calzado/cordones/

Chemically Recycled Zipper
Zippers – Slides


NATULON® Chemically Recycled Zipper made from chemically recycled polyester (post-consumer), it is perpetually recyclable. Through our NATULON® fastening products, we have reduced the need for new materials by employing the most advanced chemical recycling technology.

Provider:

One of our globally recognized suppliers, not only for its quality but for its incredible agenda on the subject of sustainability.
YKK’s products are small parts but provide great value for each customer. That is the wish of the YKK Fastening Products Group. Therefore, YKK aims for “WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE” in terms of design, function, quality and consideration for the environment in the fastening products we provide.
YKK Global Criteria of Compliance, is YKK’s CSR guideline, which was created based upon YKK’s philosophy of the “Cycle of Goodness” and the ISO26000 guidelines. It is formulated to embody our contribution to a sustainable society through our core business. YKK implements annual audits of YKK Group factories based on the below criteria and conducts regular evaluations and improvements for sustainability.
https://www.ykkfastening.com/products/zipper/

Recovered ABS
Heels


The heels used in the industry are usually made of plastic, although it is possible to develop them in wood as well.
by maria carried out tests with both materials, highlighting that the wood is very heavy, and it is impossible to guarantee the uniformity of the heel. Therefore, nowadays it works with a supplier located in Colombia that develops heels with recovered ABS material.

Provider:

Modaplass Group is a Colombian business group, with its main headquarters in Acopi, Yumbo. It is a brand specialized in the transformation of plastic materials such as ABS, PS, and PC for the production and commercialization of parts for footwear such as heels and platforms.
http://www.grupomodaplass.com/

Expanded rubber
Soles


Expanded rubber, a mix of TR and EVA. Delivers greater durability and a smooth finish. This material has better abrasion, tear-resistance and is lighter than rubber.

Provider:

Stanton S.A.S. is a footwear conglomerate dedicated to designing, developing, manufacturing, distributing and retailing shoes. Headquartered in Bogota, Colombia, Stanton is vertically integrated, with the capability of producing and developing footwear, and most components required for the footwear manufacturing process.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/brahma-footwear/

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