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Our 683 Line

683 IS THE NUMBER REPRESENTATIVE OF OUR PROMISE TO REMAIN A MORE RESPONSIBLE BRAND.

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REDUCING OUR IMPACT

FILLING PIECES STARTED ITS RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM IN 2019. SINCE THEN, OUR MISSION IS TO BE CONSCIOUS OF THE IMPACT OF EVERY DECISION WE MAKE AND COMMUNICATE THIS TRANSPARENTLY AND HONESTLY TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

WE ARE FAR FROM PERFECT, NOR ARE WE A SUSTAINABLE BRAND. BUT WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT WITH THIS PROGRAM WE PUSH OURSELVES AND OUR COMMUNITY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. BELOW YOU FIND AN OVERVIEW OF THE GOALS WE HAVE ACHIEVED AND THE GOALS WE ARE STILL WORKING ON. AN UPDATED AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSIBILITY PLAN WILL FOLLOW IN Q2 OF 2022.

+ 6,83 EURO IS THE TOTAL ADDITIONAL COST TO PRODUCE A MORE RESPONSIBLE SHOE

SOLE
We substituted a petroleum-based eva compound for a bio-based sugarcane alternative.
+ 1,00 EURO

ORGANIC COTTON
Eliminating the use of pesticides and respecting cotton plants’ natural life cycle.
+ 0,20 EURO

INSOLES
Our factories are in Portugal - the country that produces 1/3 of the world’s cork. We switched a plastic-based PU sole for one constructed of recycled cork.
+ 0,00 EURO

CO2 EMISSIONS
We offset trapsport and factory emissions by investing in carbon-negative projects.
+ 0,61 EURO

ORGANIC LEATHER INSOLES
We work with Trace your Leather Coorperative (TLC) using organic hides - a byproduct of cows raised for organic meat. Traditional tanning methods have been substituted for a chrome-free process, eliminating the use of metals.
+ 4,22 EURO

LINING
Organic pig hides aren’t yet available to us so we used a more responsible alternative in the form of recycled pet mesh
+ 0,80 EURO

What you can do

Double check your fit with our size guides.
The most common reason for returns is the wrong size which puts a big strain on the environment.

Take good care of your purchases.
You can really extend the life of your products by caring for them properly. Speak to our customer service team to find out more.

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Life Cycle Assessment

We believe that sustainability claims should be backed up by solid research and data, which is why we have worked with a true cost label to develop a third party verified 'Life Cycle Assessment' (LCA) for our 683 products.

That being said, we are far from perfect, and for transparency we would like to invite you to read about our sustainability successes, as well as shortcomings, and areas of improvement outlined in the LCA. Read the full LCA here.