This becomes more of a concern in areas like fashion industry as quality and style are the most critical factors here. Creating first-class sustainable product in the fashion industry means making the most out of whatsoever remnant is left behind after a product is made. Oftentimes the remnants are leather, fabrics, textiles, rubber and so on. Therefore, to make great sustainable products a company must be innovative enough to use the remnants wisely. And ultimately, should also ensure as much remnants are utilized to achieve maximum sustainability goals.
Grinvald Footwear does exactly just that. This Dongguan-based footwear company has taken things to another level by ensuring no scraps are left behind as waste, without compromising on quality, style and elegance of its products line.
Started in 2010, Grinvald Footwear was founded by Dr. Anna Grinvald, under the GTS Group. Grinvald Footwear provides end-to-end solutions within the footwear business from concept and design into full production with high quality standards delivered to its customers. As an expert in the production of Flat Fashion Footwear, such as slides, flip flops, sandals and ballerinas, using different materials, Grinvald Footwear is able to produce up to 2500 pairs per day. The company also provides independently all kind of derived products in footwear.
Basically, Grinvald Footwear collects scraps from different manufacturers in the fashion industry—which, usually gets sold to a third supplier—and makes stunning shoes, bags and other footwear out of those. That is, by using scraps as the only raw material. The company also uses the remaining pieces of scraps to make mouse pads, passport holder, key chains, candle holders and other products. In the event of the remnant scrap being unfit to make any of the above products, the scrap is used in the outsoles. This way, the company achieves 0 % waste in our manufacturing.
As an ISO 9001:2015 (2019), SMETA 6, Sedex and Green seal certified company, Grinvald is all set to launch in the market by October, this year. In addition to these certifications, the company has also received numerous awards and recognitions for its innovative approach towards sustainability. This includes the butterfly mark from positive luxury, and the best eco-friendly footwear brand award by Lux Life magazine.