Beflamboyant Full Transparency
It is one of the foundational pillars of BEFLAMBOYANT. It should be for any brand of vegan and sustainable sneakers as it should be for any brand, fashionable or not.
The fashion industry is the second most polluting on the Planet, it is also one of the least transparent that exists, precisely because of the damage it does to the Planet. Uncontrolled CO2 emissions, raw materials used, water pollution or labour exploitation affecting mainly women and children, this is what the fashion industry tries to hide.
It is not only necessary a change of mindset but new ways of doing things well. The brands that are part of the fashion system have the opportunity - and responsibility - to change it from within by offering a better product, in quality of materials and quality of production processes, reducing our impact on the environment and generating awareness around responsible consumption. We take on the challenge and, herefore, from BEFLAMBOYANT we have proposed to know and examine from beginning to end the production chain of our vegan shoes, the materials used and the people involved in each and every one of the processes. Because only by knowing and evaluating we will be able to improve and offer better consumption alternatives, being responsible with the environment, people and animals.
With this in mind, we have carried out together with BCOME a study of the entire production chain of all the models available for sale on our website. Not only have we forced ourselves to do it to know what we are doing and what we can do better, but the most important thing is to show you: it does not make sense for us to do it differently and hide the data. This is how we understand total transparency.
Being 100% sustainable is not possible for any brand, but as BCOME says, literally, sustainability means “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
The study carried out has been deep, exhaustive and meticulous. It has involved each and every one of the agents that participate in the production of our shoes and has required us to study in detail all the production processes, from the initial raw material to the final product and obtain the result of the environmental impact .
Learn about clear, precise and public information about our production chain and the impact generated by our vegan sneakers.
Below we show you the most relevant data obtained:
The factory has the SMETA certificate, stands for Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit and is one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world. It combines the best practices in the field of corporate social responsibility. The concept describes a methodology based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and local laws as an evaluation tool. It includes four modules:
- Health and security
- Labor standards
- Business ethics
The sole factory is RCS certified: The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled input and chain of custody. The goal of the RCS is to increase the use of Recycled materials.
The recycled materials we use are GRS certified, The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.
Some of our suppliers are GOTS certified, GOTS standards (Global Organic Textile Standards) ensure the organic condition of textile products, from obtaining the raw material, through a responsible production with the environment and the social environment, to the correct labeling, so that the final product offers the consumer the necessary security and credibility.
Our factory, the sole factory and the insole factory are ISO 14001 certified, ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS).