Alpha Velcro : The corn shoe by Zèta

Alpha Velcro : The corn shoe by Zèta

The family is growing!

Our aim is to upgrade the existing. 

Zèta is first and foremost a brand of zero-waste trainers made entirely from recycled, recyclable and vegan materials. Our trainers are only created from end-of-life materials. 

After a first Alpha collection in grapes, Zèta does not want to stop there.

Almost two years ago, when we launched our first grape collection, we knew that we would have to diversify. After much testing and research, the choice was made for a new plant material made of corn. 

We are innovating on the material side, but our DNA remains the same. 

As transparent as ever.
As comfortable as ever.
As environmentally friendly as ever.

The Alpha Velcro model: a trainer made of corn

The Velcro trainer, like the Alpha model, is made from recycled, recyclable and vegan materials. It is a scratch trainer made from corn waste. 

The outside of the shoe is made of corn vegetable leather obtained from bio-PU and recycled polyester. No more petroleum-based polyurethane! The best part? The harvesting of the corn does not impact the food chain.

Approved by PETA (vegan label) and certified by GRS (Global Recycle Standard), this innovative material is a real alternative to fossil fuels because of its vegetable composition, derived from renewable resources. 

The other materials of the corn trainer remain unchanged!

The inner lining is mesh made from plastic bottles recovered from the Mediterranean, the eyelets are made of plastic (recyclable), the removable insole is made of recycled cork, the outsole is made of recycled synthetic rubber (70%) and the glue is made of recycled latex.

The best part? Our packaging is eco-responsible thanks to the use of recycled cardboard!

Unchanged values

The choice of the short circuit 

As with the Alpha model, we have taken care to find suppliers close to our manufacturing facility in Portugal. We only work with European partners to minimise our carbon footprint.

A transparent approach

Today, the fashion industry is working in reverse. By offering a cleaner and more accessible alternative, Zèta is committed to being as transparent as possible with its customers. We communicate without taboos about the manufacture of our shoes, the materials used or the working conditions of the manufacturers. We have nothing to hide, on the contrary we want to tell you their story. 

 Sustainable and recyclable quality materials

All our trainers are made from vegetable leathers which have a lower carbon footprint than animal leather. We're not perfect, but we try to do our best and source quality suppliers to offer eco-friendly recycled trainers. What's more, if your pair is too worn out to be worn, we take it back free of charge and turn it into green fuel thanks to the Gebetex sorting centre. The circle is finally complete!



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