The Sundance family is committed to doing what we can to help the environment. We realize that the shoe industry is not the most environmentally friendly industry, but here are a few of the things we are doing to make a difference:

  • We have eliminated the toluene based adhesives from our product lines and have gone to a natural rubber based glue with stitched on techniques. Healthier for us and for the environment.
  • We buy only US materials tanned locally, thus eliminating the huge amounts of oil required to ship materials from China and other parts of the world and reducing the carbon footprint of producing our products.
  • The US tanneries that we use are subject to much higher environmental standards than their foreign competitors.
  • We re-use cardboard boxes for all of our shipping and recycle anything we can.
  • We ship all orders using UPS Carbon Neutral shipping to offset the environmental impacts of shipping.
  • All of the Guffey Sundance Family lives within walking distance of our workshop! The Buena Vista Sundance Family lives above our retail store.
  • Our workshop is a highly efficient, passive solar design with wood heat.
  • We are looking into the feasibility of installing an active solar and wind powered electric system to power our workshop - we'll keep you posted on the progress.
  • Our retail store in Buena Vista is partially powered by a full PV solar array on our roof - taking advantage of the sunny Colorado days!
  • Creating products from sheepskin is using an otherwise wasted byproduct of the wool and lamb industry. Sheep are not raised solely for their skins.
  • We are always looking for new ways to improve our practices and reduce our impact on our Mother Earth.

So, put on your warm fuzzy Sundance Sheepskin Slippers and turn down the thermostat!

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