WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT LA MAISON MIRÉN HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE BUTTERFLY MARK BY POSITIVE LUXURY, WHICH IS AWARDED TO LUXURY BUSINESSES IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO CREATING POSITIVE IMPACT ON SOCIETY AND THE PLANET. THE BUTTERFLY MARK IS AN INDEPENDENT CERTIFICATION FOR LUXURY BRANDS THAT MEET THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF VERIFIED INNOVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL PERFORMANCE
A Sustainable Luxury
From food chain waste leather to heels created using bio-based plastics deriving for example from sugar cane. La Maison MIRÉN creates shoes with exclusive designs, but we are also seriously committed to the protection of the environment and human rights by creating only sustainable design.
The materials used to make the MIRÉN shoes have been obtained only from European companies that are committed to the environment, demonstrated with sustainability certification and made in Italy
We work meticulously on each piece to have an excellent finish workmanship, always betting on slow fashion, ensuring the customer a long-lasting and therefore sustainable product.
Sustainability for us is a daily challenge.
Make the Right choice
Protect the earth
Animal Welfare 88%
MIRÉN Paris has implemented an ethical animal welfare policy covering all its sourcing activities. No Animal will be sacrificed to make MIREN's shoes, since they reuse the residues of the food chain. Leather purchased for its shoes originates from audited and gold or silver rated Leather Working Group tanneries, and suppliers are certified by the Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector. MIRÉN Paris also uses 100% organic silk certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, which originates from safely hatched silkworms.
LEATHERS - WASTES
La Maison MIRÉN, as a lover and defender of animals does not sacrifice animals to obtain their leather
All leathers are obtained from waste derived from the food chain, reusing waste
PRODUCTS CERTIFICATION by I.CE.C
Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector
Leather is a sustainable material, the impact in its manufacture is very low due to the important environmental controls existing in the EU. Due to the high resistance and durability of leather, much less waste is generated compared to synthetic products.
In addition, if the remains generated by the meat industries were not used for the manufacture of leather, there would be a surplus of skins from the food that would directly be waste.
According to the Leather Naturally association, modern leather manufacturing recycles around 7.3 million tons, which would go to landfill.
Leather is biodegradable and a completely natural product. Hence, genuine leather, due to the action of bacteria and fungi, decomposes much faster than those manufactured artificially, which remain much longer until they decompose.
We make from waste an excellent quality material
The Soles are made of vegetable tanned Tuscan leather.
The raw hides used for the production of the sole leather are themselves a sustainable material, a food industry waste, otherwise destined to be disposed of. It is, in other words, a renewable byproduct that the tanning industry recovers and transforms into a high value added product.
Extracts from chestnut, mimosa and quebracho plants.
The vegetable tanned sole leather industry is sustainable by nature: it involves an age-old production process that has remained the same over the centuries, and is a virtuous example of circular economy.
The leather is a 100% natural, renewable, recycled resource.
The use of the tannin is sustainable because the plant species from which it is obtained either grow spontaneously from suckers (as in the case of chestnut), or are grown in nurseries and continually replanted at each cutting cycle (as in the case of mimosa and quebracho).
The producers are also supplementing their certification in accordance with the PEFC standard (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes), which further ensures proper and sustainable management of the plant resources from which the tannins are obtained.
REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT – A CIRCULAR MODEL
Solid waste recycling
The recovery by the Consortium Companies of the organic waste produced in the first stages of processing is fundamental as it removes organic matter rich in proteins and fats (such as collagen, peptides and waste gelatine) from the waste cycle, which can then be used in the food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Waste water from the industrial process is directed to centralised purification plants in the area to be appropriately purified before being released into the receiving bodies (rivers, canals, etc.).
Waste water from the industrial process is channelled to centralised purification plants in Tuscany for appropriate purification.
Cuoio di Toscana guarantees a product that is:
– hexavalent chromium-free
– aromatic amine-free
Heelthy is a bio-based plastics deriving from renewable biomass such as cellulose, sugar cane, cereal starch, beetroot and vegetable oils adapting them to our production processes.
Unlike traditional plastics used derived from petroleum or natural gas, the product line Heelthy has a low environmental impact, both in the production process and in the post-molding phase.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD (GRS) - Version 4.0
RECYCLE CLAIM STANDARD 2.0 and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 have both been revised and re-released with significant updates that strengthen them.
Ethics and Fair Operating Practices 75%
La Maison Mirén has a comprehensive set of human rights-based policies and practices, which inform its engagement with business partners in the company’s day-to-day operations. Its internal code of conduct draws on recognised international ethical standards including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, France’s anti-corruption legal framework, and wide-ranging competition and data protection laws. From preventing money laundering to establishing step-by-step procedures to deal with conflicts of interest, Mirén Paris is committed to ethical business practices with emphasis placed on transparency to all company stakeholders.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD
ECOLOGY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CRÊPE SATIN 100% Silk - 100% Organic
La Maison MIRÉN only uses silk from organic cultivation, certified by GOTS.
Silk is a renewable resource and 100% biodegradable with less impact on the environment than many other fabrics.
We only use Silk that is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified.
Meaning its production has defined the strict environmental and social criteria along the entire natural textiles supply chain. Not only is the seed and farming organic, but all of the production processes, including dyeing and printing, do not use any harmful chemicals.
No silkworm is killed during the production of Silk. Instead of boiling the silkworm alive, they are allowed to hatch. They can do this because the farmers make small cuts at a certain position in the cocoon. This allows the silkworms to hatch almost naturally and maintain the precious filament at the same time. The cocoons are collected as a residual product in nature and then boiled (without the pupa inside), always respecting the Silkworm.
Manufacturing processes must meet stringent criteria for residue of hazardous substances, following the following Restricted Substances List (RSL).
Machine oils coming in touch with organic textiles must be heavy metal-free.
Certification to GOTS helps to ensure compliance with each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
GOTS evaluates the processing and manufacturing of textiles on the basis of both, environmental and social criteria.
28% SILK - GOTS certified - 100% organic
72% Viscose: ECOVERO™ fibers, use 3 months to decompose
SILK certified by GOTS
Global Organic Textile Standard Ecology & Social Responsibility, made with organic materials
ECOVERO™ branded viscose fibers are certified with the internationally recognized EU Ecolabel. This label of environmental excellence is only awarded to products and services, which have a significantly lower environmental impact throughout their lifecycle: from raw material extraction to production, distribution and disposal.
Biodegradable / compostable
Certificates from international certification organization TÜV AUSTRIA
Being cellulosic materials, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers naturally break down in the environment after disposal.
Derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers tailor to a sustainable lifestyle, contributing to a cleaner environment.
Sustainable wood source
Wood - our natural and renewable raw material, wood and pulp, comes from certified and controlled sources derived from sustainably managed forests. The non-profit.
Lower water impact
Water – up to 50% lower water impact*. In addition to maintaining a highly efficient usage rate, we clean up the water we use before returning it to nature.
Lower CO2 emissions
Air – up to 50% lower CO2 emissions to air*, helping to combat climate change.
Supple chain transparency, giving you confidence that your fashion choices are environmentally responsible,
Thanks to these eco-responsible production practices, LENZING™ ECOVERO™ has a much lower environmental impact than generic viscose, as confirmed by the Higg MSI*, leaving air and water cleaner. LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibers are certified with the EU Ecolabel.
FSC certification and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes)
The Reinforcements used in the MIRÉN shoes contains:
BIOREL p/04 - OWS* (*Organic Waste System) with biodegradable adhesive.
Organics recycling reduces greenhouse emission while conserving our natural resources. The methane gas generated from food waste is 20 to 25 times stronger than CO2
Relion green b14 - 100% recyclable Global Recycled Standard (GRS 4.0:2017)
The adhesives that we use are based EVA and PU and all of them are recyclable. Biorel p/04
Packaging Efficiency 88%
The packaging used by Mirén Paris and its key suppliers is 100% plastic-free. In promoting the development of a circular economy, the luxury shoe brand draws on recyclable and biodegradable materials to ensure the delivery of its products meets short- to long-term sustainability objectives. As Mirén Paris sources shoe parts such as soles and interior reinforcement supports, the packaging used by suppliers derives from sustainable certification processes carried out by standard bearers such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Mirén Paris continues to roll out ambitious targets in the value chain such as ensuring not to use virgin materials while sourcing 100% reusable parts to minimise the environmental impact of both transit and consumer packaging.
FSC CERTIFICATION (FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL)
MIRÉN PACKAGING IS CERTIFIED BY FSC® (FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL), THE MAIN GUARANTEE MECHANISM WHOSE OBJECTIVE IS THE CORRECT MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS AND THE TRACEABILITY OF THEIR DERIVED PRODUCTS (SUCH AS THE PAPER THAT WE MAKE EXTENSIVE USE OF). IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION SYSTEM THAT GUARANTEES THAT THE RAW MATERIAL USED TO MAKE A WOOD OR CELLULOSE PRODUCT COMES FROM FORESTS WHERE STRICT ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC STANDARDS ARE RESPECTED.
Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.
This Action Plan describes how La Maison MIRÉN will support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development launched by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015
Vision for La Maison MIRÉN ’s contribution to the SDGs
• SDG 5. GENDER EQUALITY
• SDG 6. CLEAR WATER AND SANITATION
La Maison MIRÉN supports SDG 5. Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. We have contributed donations to UN Women.
UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. They are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.
La Maison MIRÉN is committed to supporting international forums such as: CHIME FOR CHANGE.
CHIME FOR CHANGE is a global campaign founded by Gucci in 2013 with the aim of convening, uniting and promoting those voices that defend gender equality. The objective of CHIME FOR CHANGE is to encourage participation in a collective community in its fight for equality that involves the union of people beyond its borders and of different generations.
Supports an effective and sustainable model to help pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV in Ghana
22 For ’22: Projects for a feminist future
Gucci's CHIME FOR CHANGE collaborates with The Meteor to present the second global summit on gender equality
La Maison MIRÉN supports SDG 6.
We have contributed donations to the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) and we pledge to continue supporting.
RAIN is a flagship African community program contributing to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation access (SDG 6).
By deploying a network of over 350 public, private, and civil society partners, RAIN addresses specific community needs and creates long-lasting impact through WASH and other water-based activities.
Clean water, sanitation and hygiene access for 6.7 million people:
Serving more than 1,200 schools and 60 clinics
Empowering over 480,000 women
Strengthening 14 water utilities across 17 cities
Fortifying 8 watersheds through nature-based solutions Returning 12BN liters to nature and communities
Providing 350,000 people with COVID-19 prevention supplies