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We don't want a supply chain 

WE'RE BUILDING A VALUE CHAIN

WHAT  IS  A  VALUE  CHAIN?

Our value chain is the Who, What and Where involved in making our products, and the social and environmental impact this has. Who do we work with? What do they do? Where do our materials come from? As we explained in Unfinished Business, we’re on a mission to learn and communicate the truth, from top to toe.

WHY  DOES  IT  MATTER?

Most companies don’t fully know their value chain, or they withhold the truth to protect ‘intellectual property’. This is wrong, because it hides the true impact of doing business. Transparency allows customers to make informed choices and encourages other businesses to open up.

A  WORK  IN  PROGRESS

Our map is a work in progress, so please bear with us. Though we’re striving for circularity, we’re not perfect, and reversing industry secrecy is difficult. We’ve made a solid start, but will regularly add to the map until we have full transparency of our entire value chain.

THE MAP

The map plots our partners. It records who they are, what they do, how we work with them and presents an overview of their business, social and environmental data

Note that Vivobarefoot stores and stocklists live on our store finder.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

We work with lots of different partners. The map records four core partner categories, with a couple containing sub categories. Here’s a quick overview…

MATERIALS

Raw Material Source:
Where natural materials, like wool or cotton, are harvested from nature in their original form.


Raw Material Manufacturer:
Where natural materials are processed so they are ready to be used in material and component manufacture.

MANUFACTURING

Material Manufacturer:
Where natural materials that have already been processed by a Raw Material Manufacturer are turned into materials, like wool knits or cotton canvases, that can be used in footwear.


Material Agent:
A partner that finds the best materials and components for our footwear.


Product Assembly:
Where your Vivo’s are put together!

DISTRIBUTION

Where your Vivo’s are shipped and stored before delivery.

RECYCLE & REPAIR

Recycling:
A partner offering an end-of-life solution for footwear that can’t be used anymore, working with us to close the loop.
 
Repair:
ReVivo! Where your Vivos go to be repaired, refurbished and resold.

MEET OUR SIGNIFICANT SUPPLIERS

There are some significant suppliers not listed on the partner map, because they are involved in providing the services we rely on to market or ship our footwear, rather in making our products. Collectively they represent approximately 80% of our purchases in currency terms. They are:

 

  • Global-E NL BV
  • Facebook
  • Google Ireland Limited
  • P2P Mailing
  • Zencargo
  • Ventrica Ltd
  • Arvato CRM Ltd
  • Awin Inc-USD
  • FBLM Ltd
  • Pablo Diablo's Legitimate Business Firm Limited (Russell Brand)
  • Safeguard World International Limited
  • FedEx
  • Optimising IT Ltd
  • Become Rebel Limited
  • Colletts Travel ltd.
  • Priory Business Group PLC
  • Deloitte LLP
  • New Economy Design LTD