What's A’RCOPEDICO Sustainable Future?
We continue true to our roots and focused on preserve the brand’s DNA, which has always been oriented towards Environmental concerns. A’RCOPEDICO® works in a way that is better for People and for the Planet. We believe in the union between comfort, technology and ecology.
For Autumn/Winter we step aside from the plastic trash, and sustain quality and durability through sustainable leather from manufactures certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), and recycled or recyclable materials.
In 5 years, have the entire footwear collection elaborated with recycled or recyclable materials.
For 2023, we give one more step towards a (more) Sustainable Future.
A’RCOPEDICO new models are environmentally friendly, made with ecological, sustainable and recycled materials.
Cork Latex Insole
Our blend of latex and 100% natural Cork used in our insoles, combined with the upper recycled materials, allow A’RCOPEDICO to use the least amount of resources.
The ergonomic A’RCOPEDICO sole is combined with antiviral properties. A new sole concept that was born with the purpose of creating a high quality solution for the contemporary challenges.
We are committed to supporting responsible leather manufacturing across the globe and that is why we are proud members of the Leather Working Group.
A commitment to the search for sustainable practices within the leather industry, assuring the respect for the environment. We work with certified manufactures that fulfil the organization’ standards.
Did you know that the floor represents a vehicle for the spread of germs, bacterium and viruses? And that shoes are a vehicle for virus transmission?
The solution may be in the new antiviral soles* of A’RCOPEDICO, a project developed in partnership with CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, and with the collaboration of INEB (Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica)) and the 2CA-Braga (Centro Cliníco de Braga). Tests results showed antiviral activity kill 99% viruses.
* Sole with Compliance Certificate for Slip Resistance on Water Ceramic Floor and Slip Resistance on Dry Ceramic Floor. (Certified by Centro Tecnológico do calçado de portugal - BA - 7922/2021.)
Other commitments for a Sustainable Future:
Made in Portugal
A’RCOPEDICO footwear is all manufactured in certified Portuguese factories. All work is done exclusively by local workers, promoting a strong local economy.
Our displays, packaging and promotional materials are sustainable. At A’RCOPEDICO we try to use, as much as possible, recycled or recyclable materials.
We focus on ageless silhouettes to produce refined and versatile footwear that will stand the test of time.