Why did you start this brand?keyboard_arrow_down
Based in Ireland, Sampla is made up of a small group of friends that have shared interests in design, humanitarianism and the environment. Our journey started when we looked for a pair of shoes that met three simple requirements: they needed to be made using sustainable materials under ethical working conditions, have a simple elegant design and of course, they had to be affordable. We couldn’t find a shoe that met our needs so we decided to create a pair that we would appreciate ourselves. After putting our heads together and working with amazing incredible artisans across Ireland, Portugal and Italy, we founded Sampla.
What makes your brand unique?keyboard_arrow_down
Sampla shoes are made from apples and innovative materials. About Appleskin™: Appleskin™ is an innovative material that is 100% vegan. It’s produced by re-purposing leftover apple waste from the juice industry in Bolzano, Northern Italy. The apple core, pips and skins are dried and milled to a fine apple powder. Then it’s applied to a tear-resistant woven roll with cotton fabric. Organic pigments are added to the brown fabric, producing colours of choice. Our shoes are made from a vegan material called AppleSkin™. These rolls are heated and given an added protective layer to produce a weather-resistant durable fabric. We are left with a material that is breathable, durable, and of course, 100% vegan.
What are your brand values?keyboard_arrow_down
Sampla is the Irish word for example. We aim to set an example by inspiring a lifestyle based on a slow consumption model, where quality comes before quantity. Ethically producing by hand, always using sustainable and innovative materials.