Cariuma wants to slow sneakers down, and create the perfect shoe for boardsport enthusiasts– like founders David and Fernando. This redefinition of the “cool-classic” sneaker: needed to be comfortable for long term use through sand and gravel; it had to be sustainable to protect the very environment David and Fernado loves to shred in; and finally it had to just look good because who wants an ugly shoe? Every pair is responsibly made and from ethically-sourced materials so that it evolved with you and your style. Not too trendy, not too plain, CARIUMA sneakers are perfect for every day.
VETTED BY THE VERTICALE
On a mission to upgrade the skate sneaker.
Cariuma sneakers are made with bamboo, GOTS-certified organic cotton, natural rubber, recycled PET, and non-toxic dyes– happy shoes, happy you, happy earth.
Cariuma follows the International Labor Organization (ILO) Guidelines meaning they uphold human and labor rights, while also providing a comfortable living wage and healthy work environment. In addition, Cariuma only works with partners who hold their same values, auditing them yearly against Cariuma’s Code of Conduct.
For every pair of Cariuma shoes purchased, a pair of trees is planted in the Brazilian Rainforest. These trees continue to thrive with the help of various organizations like CEPAN (Centro de Pesquisas Ambientais do Nordeste), One Tree Planted initiative and the Instituto Socioambiental.
David Python & Fernando Porto
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Cotton, Global Recycling Standard (GRS) Certified Recycled PET
Brazilians David and Fernando are obsessed with the holy trinity of boarding (skate, snow, surf). The sneakers being targeted at boarders were not very comfortable nor very sustainable, thus began the hunt to give their feet (and the earth) a clean break.