We have made it our mission to develop shoes which provide the best wearing comfort and which are manufactured to the highest standards using top quality materials, shoes which do not just look trendy but are also produced fairly. With their perfect fit and removable insoles we offer additional value which you can experience with every step. With the inscreasing desire and the growing need of comfort shoes it’s important to take care of sustainability and the environment. Therefore we are always trying to optimize our processes to reduce the environmental impact as much as possible.
The Solidus insoles mostly come from our own sole production in Germany. And we pay close attention that all the European standards are respected in our production facility. We attach great importance to good working conditions for all the employee in Germany and Croatia.
Here you can see our production facility in Croatia. Our traditional shoes are made by hand with high safety Standards.
We take care of our materials and source our leathers exclusively from selected regular suppliers in Europe. For example the Croatian leather factory of the company Viviani, which fulfill all the chemical, physical and health conditions. All in all every step of the production and the origin of the leather are strictly controlled.
We do not just focus on sourcing top-quality leathers, we also take ethical issues such as animal welfare into consideration. We think it is important to keep the environmental impact of processing leather as low as possible, which is why our leathers are tanned gently, making them particularly kind to your skin and feet. We go beyond the legal requirements to help preserve the environment and that is what makes us proud.
Our leather suppliers also take care of important sustainability aspects. For example our Croatian leather supplier uses electricity from renewable energies without co² emission. The “green energy” has been certified by the TÜV SÜD Industry Service GmbH. In addition, just a little amount of chemicals are used in the production to take care of the environment.
Another big step to sustainability comes with the soles in our shoes. They are foamed on a water base and therefore without CFCs. Our guidelines include the use of non-toxic dyes (no AZO dyes) and no PCP preservatives. As long as it is possible, we use solvent-free adhesives, which are based on water.
We are happy to announce that we are a member of cads since 01.10.2018. cads – cooperation for assuring defined standards for shoe- and leather goods production e.V. has the purpose to secure the quality of footwear and leather goods, to distinguish footwear and leather goods whose quality is secured with a quality label, and to engage in public relations work for the manufacture and marketing of sustainable, non-toxic, environmentally compatible shoes, shoe materials and leather goods with social responsibility. These are all points that are also very important for Solidus and are handled with great care.
By recycling our paper and cardboard materials, we were able to save 52,465 kilograms of resources and 6,012 kilograms of greenhouse gases. This is confirmed by the current environmental and climate protection certificate from interseroh.