Every product you buy is a choice and a reflection of your values. Consider how the product is made, what it is made of, and what the company stands for… You shouldn’t have to compromise on those values for the sake of style.
Making a great shoe is easy. Doing so sustainably is a lot harder. Nevertheless, we know it's the right thing to do. That's why our materials are sustainably sourced, our shoes are ethically made, and we're helping to restore ocean ecosystems in an effort to reverse climate change, instead of simply adding to the problem.
Eco-friendly components + a conscious supply chain
We started with the timeless design of a smoking slipper and elevated it sustainably from the ground up with 70% recycled rubber soles, chrome-free leather & suede, recycled foam padding, cotton-woven counters & toe puffs, and a water-based adhesive.
We don’t expect you to know what all of those components are, but you should know that each was consciously chosen for its eco-friendly properties to create a men’s smoking slipper unlike any other, without compromising on comfort, breathability, or durability.
Tofers are crafted in an ethically run factory in Portugal by skilled artisans who are paid fair wages. Our long-time factory partner has been operating for 30+ years and is incredibly excited to bring Tofers' unique and sustainable products to the market.
Because our shoes are crafted in Portugal, it is paramount that our suppliers are close by to minimize how far each element travels, and as such, our primary components are all sourced from within Portugal and all others come from within the EU.
Restoring Ocean Ecosystems
We are working towards carbon positivity by planting mangrove trees & restoring kelp forests via our partner, SeaTrees. Studies indicate that pound for pound, mangroves can sequester 4x more carbon than rainforests can.
Much of that carbon is stored in the soil and sediment that make up a mangrove ecosystem. SeaTrees works with their local planting partner Eden Projects to plant mangroves in West Papua, Indonesia, and also works with Wildlife Alliance to protect one of the largest tracts of mangrove forest in the Gulf of Thailand.
Globally, kelp forests sequester as much CO2 as the world’s mangroves. 10% of kelp breaks off and sinks into the deep ocean - sequestering the CO2 it contains. SeaTrees is working with the Bay Foundation to restore more than 50,000 sq. ft. of kelp in California to help bring back its thriving marine ecosystem.