For millions of years humans were able to live in relative harmony with our planet, leaving little trace. However, the economic and technological growth spurred by industrialization has resulted in environmental degradation and irreversible damage. Today, the equivalent of a garbage truck load of footwear and apparel—many made with or entirely from synthetic materials—is burnt or buried in a landfill every second. Plastic and its associated chemicals are contaminating our natural environment, as the majority of plastic is neither recyclable nor biodegradable. FEIT was founded in 2005 with a vision to create footwear in limited quantities that would provide maximum benefit to the wearer, with minimum impact to the planet. Our products are made in small batches handcrafted by humans from only natural materials. There are no plastics, oil or toxic chemicals used in our process. We design for quality and longevity. Our products become better with age and can be repaired rather than replaced—providing an alternative to mass-produced obsolescence. Our system is not perfect. But we are dedicated to doing better—constantly researching and looking at innovative ways to improve.