We have joined forces with iconic British brand Hunter to create a new rubber boot, and it just might be the most sustainable ever made.
Debuted on our Winter ’19 runway in Paris, our take on the Hunter Boot is a vegan and sustainable update on an iconic heritage design, making it more eco-friendly than ever before. Unlike most other boots of its kind, the materials for the natural rubber used are sourced from certified, sustainably-managed forests in Guatemala, meaning that no deforestation occurs, and that the social and economic welfare of workers and local communities are protected.
An innovative new development in their design, the boots are fitted with stretch inserts made from a plant-based alternative to neoprene called Yulex™. Made without petrochemicals and sourced from the same certified forests as our natural rubber, this material generates 80% less climate-altering carbon dioxide than traditional neoprene, but delivers near-identical performance in terms of strength and elasticity. A completely cruelty and animal-free construction also ensures that they are 100% vegan.
Hunter have been using natural rubber since 1856, making the collaboration a natural choice for Stella, but with this new design we have pushed this practice further than ever before. We are proud to break new ground in the field of sustainability and offer our customers a truly environmentally-friendly alternative that is at the height of functionality, sustainability and style.