Sandals made from ocean flip-flop waste and recycled, vegan materials

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Nuoceans is OUR story of how we turn discarded flip-flops into unique sandals, each pair bearing the sole of countless adventures! We believe in the magic of footprints — the imprints of your individual journey - the tales of where you've been, and the unwritten stories of where you'll go. That’s one reason of why we chose to make sandals. The other, to give millions of lost soles another chance of being the main character - and this time, the author will be you... 

Our motto is simple: Keep exploring, keep creating, keep taking that first step.

Your footsteps are the brushstrokes of your own adventures and the ripples of your own wave of positive change. With Nuoceans you are wearing a narrative of resilience, joy, and discovery towards a healthier, cleaner planet. And now, we want to create those stories of empowerment together — full of colour, fun, and tons more (sustainable) footprints.

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From lost soles,

The colourful middle layer of our models is made from discarded flip-flops collected from rubbish-strewn coastlines - these are cleaned, shredded and pressed to create the special, colourful Nuo soles. Each pair of Nuos cleans around 5 old pairs (500g) of flip-flop waste from our oceans.

to sole survivors,

The recovered flip-flop sheets go to our manufacturer in Spain where the Nuos are assembled using other recycled and 100% vegan materials. The colourful layer is what makes us stand out in a sea full of sandals! Due to using waste materials no pair will ever be the same as every colour mix is unique.

to sole mates.

Nuos are made to last. They’re designed to be timeless, comfy, durable and fight further ocean pollution. Once they do reach the end of their life, our circular economy process ensures that our sandals never pollute our oceans or lands again. We’ll take back your worn-out pair and give them another life!

We uphold a strong commitment to ethical manufacturing practices, and all our products are made in a certified factory in Spain under fair working conditions. We are also committed to working with like-minded suppliers all around the world. From our delivery company that provides safe workplaces for people with disabilities to local initiatives in Thailand which focus on helping to keep our oceans clean.

We are proud that every pair of Nuos sold removes five discarded pairs of flip-flops from the oceans which equals 500g of ocean waste! We strive to make the most sustainable products possible and use recycled materials wherever possible and throughout all our products. We constantly improve our materials so we can ultimately reach a fully recycled & recyclable product!

We use 100% vegan materials and it goes without saying that we never test on or harm animals in the process of making our ocean-loving sandals.

We care about the end of life cycle of our products and are committed to implement a recollection plan in the future. Please check 'The Nu way' tab for more information.

Furthermore, we are addressing SDG goal #12 “Responsible consumption & production” and #14 “Life below water”.