Though we all need something to wear on our feet, boots, shoes, and sandals don’t simply fall out of the sky, but they do impart an impact on the environment we all share. Duckfeet USA strives to lead a sustainable existence in the following ways.
We ship orders carbon-neutrally: Cloverly, a third-party API, calculates the approximate CO₂e generated in shipping your items, and we cover the associated monetary cost, which goes toward a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) or carbon-offsetting project to balance that impact. View our company report and visit Cloverly’s ever-growing map of projects they work with throughout the world.
Plant a tree
We also partner with One Tree Planted to make it easy to contribute to reforestation: add Plant A Tree to your cart, and the entire revenue from that item goes to One Tree Planted. Every dollar plants a tree.
Resole & repair
Duckfeet boots and shoes have replaceable crepe outsoles. We can send your broken-in Duckfeet to our local cobbler for a sole refresh, or you are welcome to purchase outsoles separately and bring them to your own cobbler. Besides the soles, Duckfeet use a simple and durable construction that often makes other repairs possible by a cobbler if such a need arises.
Walk-in & local pick-up
If you find yourself in New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region, we welcome you to place your order for pick-up at our location in Portsmouth. Not only will we have the pleasure of meeting, but you will also have the chance to test the fit of your purchase, and together, we’ll save resources otherwise associated with shipping your purchase. To partake in this pick-up option, come visit us during normal weekday business hours, select the Pick up delivery method at checkout, or give us a call to place your order over the phone so we have it ready when you arrive.
Our website runs on Shopify, which implements a number of environmentally conscious practices. Additionally, Shopify itself runs on Google Cloud, which is carbon-neutral.
Terracare ® leather
Duckfeet sources leather from Terracare, a company that produces this material as responsibly as possible. For example, Terracare’s process requires 79 % less water than unresponsible tanneries, and they purchase reforestation for CO₂ they generate but cannot eliminate. Visit Terracare’s website to learn about their practices.
The Duckfeet customer
Comprehensive sustainability extends beyond material goods and includes our fellow humans. We encourage our customers to consider their purchase thoughtfully. When investing in quality pieces, we're taking steps to reduce our individual carbon footprint. Furthermore, taking pride in and caring for those things we own helps to minimize waste by ensuring our pieces stay with us longer. We've even seen customers who have had their Duckfeet going on 20 years!
Duckfeet are also known for their gender-neutral design that appeals to many walks of life, and the minimalist design helps to keep Duckfeet out of the trend cycle and on your feet longer.
Many of our customers are already mindful shoppers—welcome!