YY Nation super fine merino wool is ethically grown, certified, and traceable from New Zealand growers. The merino sheep live in the high country of New Zealand’s South Island on a free range farm and come down for a haircut once a year.
YY Nation Bamboo is certified by OEKO - TEK ® using sustainable and ethical growers. -YY soles are made from nature using natural bio-based materials like Algae or Sugarcane that don't emit harmful oil based chemicals into the environment like most other shoes.
Cactus Leather is a highly sustainable plant based material offering an alternative to traditional leather, without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC. The result is partially biodegradable and has the technical specifications required by the fashion, leather goods, luxury packaging and furniture industries.
Using pineapple husk waste as leather accents reduces harmful CO2 emission caused from burning off this waste material, turning waste into wonder
There’s less need for transportation as many of the raw materials are made into YY Nation’s unique shoe components within 65 miles (100km) of our manufacturing home base.
Small carbon footprint: the YY Nation supply chain has been designed and developed to minimize the YY Nation carbon footprint. YY Nation CO2e emissions are 42% to 61% lower than conventional sneaker emissions. -It gets better. YY Nation sneakers are Zero Carbon certified. Whatever YY Nation removes from the environment, we put it back in by planting indigenous forests to restore the natural wonder for future generations and animals to enjoy. It's the YY Nation way.
All Packaging is made from FSC certified, environmentally friendly cardboard
Laces are made from recycled post-consumer plastic Learn more about our materials here
Our Merino & Bamboo shoes fit true to size (🙌)
We recommend going 1/2 a size down in Cactus styles