We chose recycled rubber as the base material for our innovative outsoles with the dual purpose of flexibility and durability in mind. This second-life material avoids the need for further rubber farming, which often involves environmentally damaging forest clearance.
For our flip-flops, we combine recycled rubber with biodegradable jute fibres to provide extra strength and durability to our outsoles. Jute threads are woven into our flip-flop Gumtread™ Outsoles in a criss-cross style to provide flex while preserving the integrity of the rubber wear after wear.
Stand For A Tree
With each purchase of Gumbies flip-flops, a mangrove tree is planted in Mozambique, Madagascar or Kenya. Mangrove trees specifically are enriching to the environment due to their ability to store up to 4 times the amount of carbon of other trees.