The Ethical Alternative

Ethletic products are FairTrade produced, from FairTrade sustainable resources and 100% vegan. The resources for Ethletic products exclusively come from a controlled and internationally certified FairTrade supply chain

Why Fairtrade?

Our mission is to ensure that everyone involved into the production process receives a fair share. We support a fair business model to counter the profit-oriented system that leads to poverty and economical dependence through exploitation. All our products originate from certified Fairtrade supply chains. What’s more, part of our profit is channelled directly back into our own Fairtrade projects.

Why emphasize sustainability?

We want to STOP valuable agricultural region being exploited and left as desolate wastelands. We only use certified organic cotton (GOTS certified) for our products . The soles of our shoes are made of natural rubber instead of synthetic materials. All of our plantations are FSC certified. Amazingly, 1ha (2.5 acres) of rubber trees recycles seven times more CO² than 1ha of rainforest!

Why vegan?

We believe no animal should suffer in the name of Ethletic! Absolutely no oils, fats, glues or dyes deriving from animals or animal carcasses are used in the manufacturing of our products.

Where can I buy Ethletic products?

Check out our growing list of suppliers below. If you are a supplier and interested in stocking Ethletic products, simply drop us an email.

FAQs for Ethletic products

Ethletic products are made solely from resources in certified Fairtrade supply chains. The governing Fairtrade body ensures that premiums are received by participating producers and manufacturers every step of the way. Ethletic has also established its own Fairtrade projects in the local communities where our production facilities are based.
Ethletic products are made using only sustainable resources. While the Fairtrade system ensures that producers and manufacturers receive their fair share today, sustainability means that these agricultural areas maintain their economic potential for generations to come.
Ethletic sneakers are the first leisure footwear worldwide made using cotton certified according to international Fairtrade standards. These strict eco standards require Ethletic to engage in long-term trade agreements with cotton producers and pay them a fixed price.
Once more, Ethletic is the first footwear company worldwide with soles made from Fairtrade natural rubber. The rubber tree plantations are internationally FSC certified to ensure that social standards of the partnering communities are adhered to. For every kilogram of natural rubber, producers receive an additional premium to improve their community’s infrastructure (e.g. hospitals, schools, etc.).
Ethletic pays an additional premium of 15% of production cost to the families of workers employed in the production facilities. This money is independently administered and used primarily for health insurance, retirement benefits or to support local education. Some 2% of the retail price is paid to FLO-CERT, the inspection and certification body for Fairtrade. It monitors the standards governing the production, buying and selling of Fairtrade products and has the power to issue the Fairtrade seal where deemed appropriate.
Absolutely no oils, fats, glues or dyes deriving from animals or animal carcasses are used in the manufacturing of our products. We believe that no animals should suffer in the name of Ethletic.
Employee committees vote democratically on how to use their Fairtrade premiums within their communities. The money helps support projects like the building of new schools and health care centres. Ethletic also supports the crowd funding project “Karma Chakhs”. The initiative has already produced more than 1,500 pairs of Karma Chakhs sneakers with Ethletic enabling Fairtrade production with their partner company in Pakistan. What’s more, Ethletic acts as an intermediary for the social projects that the Karma crowd are committed to, namely to invest into a water recirculation system at a production facility in Pakistan. This will not only lead to a more sustainable mode of production, but offers a solution to the critical ground water supply that is currently privately owned by a major international company.