The Archies Flip Flop foam is made from specialized ingredients that form a thermoplastic foam and our ingredients are 100% non-toxic.
Unfortunately, Archies are not biodegradable yet, however, we are working really hard to make this happen in the future. We do have plans to eventually try and make our footwear out of a biodegrade material and it is something we have been researching and testing.
We aim to produce the highest quality product that we can and the biodegradable materials are just not there yet in terms of their physical performance, they simply wear out too quickly and no-one would want to buy them if this was the case. Hopefully, this technology is not too far away for us!
However we do have an 'upcycling' program, we dispose of any lightly used or damaged stock by partnering with companies such as Sole4Souls, an organisation who donates lightly worn shoes to communities of need. This way we ensure no footwear are ever going to waste and they are helping to change the lives of those in need! To date, we have donated approximately 16,000 pairs. You can check out the program here https://www.soles4souls.org/