Organic cotton. A cleaner option.
Good for farmers. Good for the planet. Good for you.
Good for farmers: Our organic cotton is Fairtrade™ certified which means that the farmers who grow our cotton have been paid a fair price for their crop. Additionally, organic cotton does not use any heavy pesticides which makes it safer for 80% women who pick the cotton on harvest.
Good for planet: Grown without any pesticides, organic cotton preserves the bio-diversity of the land and is 92% less water heavy than conventional cotton.
Fun Fact: Organic cotton takes 6-8 months to break down in landfills unlike other shoes that take 30-40 years!
Good for you: Enjoy the day long comfort of organic cotton that is naturally soft, breathable and odor-resistant.
A lighter footprint
The outsoles of the shoe, this is where things get really nasty. Sneakers today mostly consist of polymers and synthetics made from petroleum byproducts—meaning they are chemically treated plastics that stay on earth forever. Just like our ancestors we chose to keep things simple and use 100% natural rubber for our outsoles that is super lightweight and naturally bio-degradable.
Seed to end of wear shoes
Materials meant for human bodies
An average sneaker on the market today is a blend of 15 different materials and that's a recycling nightmare! Sure there are promises of recycling out there, but only 1% of those actually get recycled because the tech to break apart the different materials is not widely available.
Our solution – keep it simple and stick to mono bio materials that have been used for centuries. Not only do you get the cloud like comfort of cotton but also the peace of mind that your shoes have a clean and attainable end of wear use.
Fun Fact: Did you know that most textile and shoes go to Pakistan for recycling where they are shredded for insulation.
We know the importance of accountability and checks in responsible manufacturing, that’s why we are proud to have our materials and production certified by leading authorities who hold the highest standards in ethical and sustainable production.
Painting with needle and thread
Reviving the forgotten ways
Hand embroidery has been used for centuries to create unique works of art and what is more sustainable than a needle and cotton thread. We use premium embroidery techniques and threads to embellish your sneakers so they are guaranteed to last through decades of wear and washes.
Luxury hand embroidery
Without the markup of big fashion houses
Hand embroidery has always been exclusive to haute couture. At Aks, we give you the same quality of craftsmanship and direct access to the talented artisans who bring their decades of technical experience creating luxury masterpieces at a fair price and without the margins that big fashion houses demand.More about our Impact
One of a kind Sneaker
A fusion of heritage craft and modern design
Our signature artisan collection is hand embroidered one at a time with intricate embroidery techniques that were reserved for royals. We are reviving those techniques with a spin that's not only unique, but is also outrageously sustainable.