Jules Handmade Upcycled Fishscale Sustainable Sandals
THIS BRAND SUPPORTS THESE CAUSES
AND HAS THESE VALUES
- Made in: Peru
- Size/ Measurements: If your feet run on the narrow side, we recommend sizing a half size down.
- Care: Spot clean
- FREE SHIPPING OVER $75
When you buy NAYLA, you support the reuse of naturally discarded materials and support fair-trade production.
About the Brand
Nayla is an eco-friendly footwear brand based in Miami. With a handcrafted luxury sandal collection, they design products that highlight your look but a minimal impact on the environment.
All products are versatile and stylish, made of innovative, sustainable materials that are ethically sourced. Sandals are handmade in small batches by a female-owned, fair trade factory in Peru. The brand finds inspiration in nature and the city’s Art Deco architecture.
Local: Base din Miami, made in Peru.
Fair Trade: We also work closely with an ethically-run, female-owned factory in Peru who produce our sandals in small batches. We empower these local communities and give them a place in the global market.
Made with WILD RUBBER: Wild rubber trees are native to the Amazon rainforest and produce latex naturally, kind of like a maple tree produces sap. After tappers extract it, they leave the tree alone to regenerate. This is important because the Amazon rainforest provides 20% of the world’s oxygen, and many environmentally-unkind industries are finding more economic excuses to cut these same trees down.
Now let’s talk about the tappers. They live in the rainforest, they have families to support, and wild rubber provides them with jobs and a steady income. So it creates an economy in the Amazon that isn’t based off deforestation, while protecting, and even lifting up, the locals.
All of the soles of our shoes are made of wild rubber. In the case of The Nudist and The Jules, the straps are as well. We’re the first company we know of to produce shoe straps made 100% of wild rubber, and the more shoes we sell, the more rainforest (and people) we’ll be able to protect.
MADE WITH PINEAPPLE LEAVES. Pineapple plants are typically known for their fruit, but take one second to Google them and you’ll see how many leaves they have. For the longest time, those leaves were discarded after the pineapple harvest. Since the plants only bear one fruit in their lifetime, this has amounted to a lot of wasted leaves. In fact, around 13 million tons of wasted leaves.
MADE WITH FISH SCALES: Fish are oftentimes descaled before they’re sent to wherever they go to be sold (your local market, restaurant, etc.). Our tannery, which is located on Iceland’s remote north coast and overlooks a fjord, takes these scales and makes them into leathers using geothermal energy.
Our tannery only uses the scales of fish that have already entered the food system, so they’re recycling a byproduct that would otherwise turn into waste. Instead of polluting the earth or ocean, they are handcrafted into shoes that look like snakeskin but are way better for the planet.
Cruelty Free: Y
Environmental Conscious Processing: Our sandals are composed of earth- and ocean-friendly materials cultivated by suppliers that are truly innovative. Their shared passion for creating sustainable ecosystems has led them to develop cutting-edge processes that are both scalable and ethical. Small batch production keeps our processing mindful.