ILYSM will be closing its doors for good on 12/31. The last day for placing an order is 12/31. ALL SALES ARE FINAL

SUSTAINABILITY

ILYSM is committed to ethical low impact production and high impact initiatives, balancing quality and longevity of product with responsibly sourcing materials.

What's in our Tabi?

• Produced on Shima Seiki knitting machines

• Saving 30% of waste material over traditional sneaker upper construction.

• Use recycled, low impact, and naturally derived materials whenever possible, weighing the sustainability/impact of the material with the durability and aesthetic function of the design as a whole.

Ethical Labor

• Innovative footwear studio in Guangzhou, China

• Workers are paid a competitive salary and provided housing and meals for themselves and their families

• The average wage at our factory is 3.44x the minimum wage in Guangzhou, China.

• Our upper knitting process is automated and high tech (with technician oversight)

• The rest of the process is touched by human hands every step of the way

Ethical Manifacturing

• Eliminate steps in the manufacturing process by utilizing digital knitting and laser cutting in our upper construction process

• Tabis pass through 31 stations

• Up to 135 workers touch each sneaker during the assembly process:knitting, stitching, cutting, lasting, gluing, refining, checking quality, and packaging

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