It can take 30 to 40 years for a shoe made from natural products such as leather to truly decompose, with synthetic materials taking over 10 times that amount of time.

With an estimated 150 million pairs of shoes from just the UK ending up in landfill each year, there are huge calls on the footwear industry to do more to reduce its level of waste.

Fairfax & Favor Quality footwear will not only last so much longer than fast fashion items when correctly cared for, but are designed in a way that they can be repaired increasing the longevity of the item.

This is why we have partnered with The Boot Repair Company, experts in leather craftsmanship and leaders of the repair industry.

Together we have created ReFavored, a site dedicated to sustainability within the footwear and apparel industry. We will give a new lease of life to worn, used or manufactured seconds products, reducing waste and avoiding landfill.