HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR VESICA PISCIS
Your shoes that have given you everything can still give you much more. How? BY RECYCLING THEM.
At Vesica Piscis we offer you the alternative of being able to recycle your sneakers once they have reached the end of their useful life. All you have to do is separate the upper and the outsole so that we can recycle both components and create new materials. This way they will be part of our footwear and accessories line again.
At Vesica Piscis we give you different options to encourage the recycling of the product.
What do you have to do?
If you need to renew your footwear, recycling with us your old Vesica Piscis, we offer you a 15% discount for your new order.
- Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and Balearic Islands: Use this code RECICLA15 in your new purchase. When your order is delivered, we will pick up your old Vesica Piscis. Have them ready, wrapped in paper or with a recycled box, and write down our address* on the package.
- Europe: Send us a message to our email with your personal data (name, phone and email), telling us that you will send us your old Vesica Piscis. Pack your shoes and send them to us.* When we receive the shoes, we will send you the promotional code of 15% discount for your next order.
If you want to go further and get up to 20% discount, you can share at your social networks your separation process step by step, explaining the importance of recycling and consuming recyclable products like ours. All you have to do is send us an email with the link to your publication, your purchase reference and personal details.
If you don't need a new pair of shoes but want to recycle them, send us an email with your details, address and order number. We will contact you to arrange for the return and recycling of your old shoes. *Free return process in the Iberian Peninsula.
With 'RECYCLING YOUR SNEAKERS' we do not intend to encourage buying through cheaper prices, as at Vesica Pisces we keep fair prices all year round. Our intention is to raise awareness of the importance of recyclability of materials, making you part of this process to understand the importance of consuming responsibly and be part of a real circular economy.
CONSEQUENCES OF RECYCLING YOUR VESICA PISCIS
One of the greatest challenges that we faced when we set up Vesica Piscis was the implementation of recycling as an essential requisite in all of our designs.
The environmental impact caused by the current production of more than 22,000 pairs of shoes every year, whether due to the consumption of the colossal amounts of raw materials necessary to make them, or the thousands of tonnes of waste generated, is motivation enough to think again when designing a shoe.Prevailing manufacturing methods and the many components that footwear usually contains, make it impossible to recycle, due to the great complexity that separating the materials implies. Upon reaching the end of their lifecycle, they inevitably end up in a rubbish dump, generating a great amount of waste and making the materials used worthless.
The continuation of a linear economy, where we extract, create, use and throw out is unsustainable and has led us to design footwear that can be recycled by the consumer themselves, just like any other product.
By simplifying and differentiating between the two key elements that allow the shoe to be recycled correctly (the sole and the upper), we have managed to create different designs, whereby the consumer can separate both parts quickly and easily, so that they may be reused for other things.
The upper, made solely of textiles, can be completely recycled, as can the sole, made entirely of natural rubber, which can be reused in the manufacturing of many other products.
In this way, we have managed to create a shoe based on a circular economy, an economy that reflects the way nature works, where everything is useful and the concept of rubbish doesn't exist.