I started Marc Skid because I believed that brands should be more like the people we love in life. I think it's universal that we are drawn to people with a sense of humor, who are purposeful in their lives, and who have strong character. The brand's call to action is "Make Your Marc on the World." Inspired by our motto, I strived with everything about the brand to help make the world a better place. I had some inclination about many aspects of the brand -- using organic Pima cotton and giving a helping hand to those in need and to our beautiful world. However, one thing I did not know is that water bottles are just polyester in a different form. Although it costs more, to stay true to my mission, I decided to use upcycled water bottles for my waistbands. Having come from the corporate world, I know most corporations will not incur additional cost unless demanded by consumers. Do you want to Make a Marc on the World? One way is to demand that we first use upcycled plastic before we make any new plastic. To help, I want to introduce you to companies using 100% upcycled plastic to create their products. I encourage you to vote with your purchases. Together we can Make a Marc on the World!
Like Marc Skid, Rothy’s is a company dedicated to creating a quality product for its customers even as it does its best to preserve the quality of Mother Earth. The website of Rothy’s notes that “91% of the world’s plastic does not get recycled.” However, Rothy’s is doing its best to change that as the company has already diverted over 46 million plastic water bottles from landfills. “By knitting the uppers of our shoes from recycled plastic water bottles, we divert waste from landfills every day and look great while doing it,” Rothy’s proclaims on its website.
Indeed, Rothy’s signature thread is crafted from plastic water bottles. We at Marc Skid can strongly identify with Rothy’s since each Marc Skid waistband is made from an upcycled plastic water bottle. The merino wool that is used in Rothy’s shoes is all made from sheep raised on an Australian farm. The outsoles of Rothy’s shoes are crafted from either carbon-free rubber or luxe vegan leather. The washable insoles of Rothy’s footwear are made from recycled materials combined with castor oil.
Rothy’s makes shoes for women and children. Its website asserts, “We’re inspired by women. And we’re with them every step of the way.” Stepping out in style, stepping out in ethically made footwear – what more could today’s woman want from her shoes?