You bet your boots we do! At the Support Office in Auckland, New Zealand, we recycle all our packaging, cardboard, paper, shrink wrap and plastic. Our factory in China has followed suit and they’re making a big effort to recycle waste from materials they work with. These are collected daily and where possible, they are utilised or reprocessed into other items.
The shoes that aren’t 100% perfect but are still in good condition are given away to charities such as Women’s Refuge or Dress for Success. That way, more women get to enjoy the bliss of Ziera.
Only the very best! We mainly use leather uppers and linings, natural rubber soling, PU soling and thermoplastic rubber.
It’s important to us that all Ziera’s leather products come from reputable companies. We buy from New Zealand, Italy, India, Pakistan and China.
Our Chinese partner is a very respected, responsible business that adheres to Chinese Government regulations. It is a fully catered facility with accommodation, meals and recreational facilities provided. As many of the employees are from out of the area, this becomes their ‘home away from home’ and the company does their best to ensure they’re well looked after. The tanneries we buy from in India and Pakistan are credited to international guidelines for health and welfare.
The workers in the Chinese factory are paid to Government regulations and the company offers regular overtime and bonus payments on agreed targets.
Naturally, we only work with companies who employ staff who are above the legal working age.