SUSTAINABILITY FAQS

At Vivo we believe the most sustainable option for our footwear, is to keep them on feet for as long as we possibly can. The Revivo  programme gives our worn and returned Vivo footwear a new life; revived, reconditioned and made available to purchase. Re-Vivo provides our customers with the opportunity to support our on-going ambitions, of keeping materials in use for longer and diverting our footwear away from ending up in landfill.

We understand that shipping items has an environmental impact, but we do believe that keeping the materials used within our footwear in use for as long as possible, has a larger positive impact! We will continue to actively seek ways to improve our shipping and logistics going forwards.

Revived and reconditioned Vivo’s come from two main sources; those that have been worn by our customers and need a little bit of TLC to get them back into shape, or those that have been returned shortly after purchase and just need a quick check and refresh.

Returned Vivobarefoot shoes are opened up and fully inspected by our repairs team. Products are then placed onto racking and put into our spray booth where they are fully steam cleaned, sanitised inside and out using Microfresh; award-winning technology to give long-lasting freshness to footwear.

Once dry, the shoes that require attention are put into our repair shop where our skilled craft team sort out any faults. The shoes are then re sanitised with Micro Fresh before being boxed and ready to be sold. 

Microfresh is an award winning technology designed to give long lasting freshness to homeware, footwear and a variety of other products. Originally designed to prevent the growth of mould on products in transit, it has additional properities that prevent odour causing and pathogenic bacteria. This makes it perfect for treating and cleaning our Revivo products.

Microfresh is gentle on the skin, including on babies and children. It is free from restricted substances and SVHCs. It is certified as DMF free and is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 approved in all 4 classes I-IV. 

Download Microfresh FAQs.

All Revivo shoes are treated with Micro-Fresh in the reparation process which offers a level of protection against and reduces contamination due to Coronavirus – it kills 80% more than an untreated textile.  More information on this can be found in their test report.

Any footwear that The Boot Repair Company aren’t able to refurbish will be disassembled and downcycled for a new life as substrate for equine arenas. We understand though that downcycling is far from the best option and we’re actively exploring opportunities for both recycling and upcycling our footwear materials.

We are looking at lots of different options to support getting Vivos that have reached the end of their life back to us. For now, we encourage you to donate or recycle your shoes yourself. We hope to soon find a way for you to return your old styles to us for recycle or repair.

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