As part of the fashion industry, we can never be truly sustainable,
but we are always aspiring to have the best possible
impact on the environment and the people working with us.
Visiting Horana Rubber Plantation
Our team traveled to Sri Lanka to visit Horana rubber plantation to meet with our producers of natural rubber. This is one of the plantations where the rubber in your sleepers comes from.
Produced with biodegradable materials
Sleepers are flip flops made of natural rubber, tapped in Sri Lanka.
The natural rubber is tapped under Fair Trade conditions by Fair Rubber, ensuring the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex. The natural rubber is tapped in a way that ensures the natural life cycle of the trees (around 20-30 gram from each tree every day).
Natural rubber breathes, is easy to clean and is incredibly comfortable to wear.
The compound that Sleepers is made of contains 10-15 % synthetic rubber.
This is, to this date, the minimum requirement synthetic rubber needed in order for the flip flops to have the correct consistency and quality. This way, the flip flips do not break down too fast. We are always on the search for the most optimal solutions.
When we designed the packaging, we were determined to avoid using single use plastic. Sleepers are packaged in recycled FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified craft paper from the tea industry. We use water based ink.
Our packaging is made of recycled paper from the tea industry. Our hope is that you can reuse this bag into something you need in your home.
Carbon Compensated Shipping
We mainly ship Sleepers in bulk by carbon compensated sea transport to our ware-houses in Norway and the EU. Our main warehouse is entirely powered by renewable
energy sources. And from here we try to ship by carbon neutral delivery* to your doorstep in the same plastic free recycled paper bag to avoid adding further paper
waste to the loop. Please bare with us if it gets wrinkly ;)
Sleepers are produced in Sri Lanka where we have gathered our whole supply chain. By doing this we can secure our value chain from where the raw material is sourced and the trees are planted to where products are packaged and shipped. We feel passionately about supporting our manufacturers and ask all of our manufacturers to sign our Supplier Code of Conduct.
We work with local artisans and rubber experts to develop our products. Latex is harvested and cultivated by hand from rubber trees in responsible managed forests. Through our partner the Fair Rubber Association we help improve the working and living conditions of the plantation workers and to secure a production free from hazardous chemicals that can harm the workers.
Fair Rubber Certified
The Fair Rubber Association pay regular visits to the plantations in order to ensure that the work is done within the set standards. Currently, all our rubber is sourced from Horana Plantations in Sri Lanka. In order to ensure transparency, each flip flop is marked with the plantation the rubber stems from.
Take care of your Sleepers!
The flip flops can be washed with mild dish soap and a dish brush.
We recommend using natural soap, without strong chemicals, so as not to spoil the color of the shoes (and nature). Reach out to us if you are wondering which soaps we recommend. The shoes should also not be under strong direct sunlight for several hours.
Please reach out if you have any questions concerning our product & sustainability!