Roanne: Ubac launches a collection of sustainable sandals

Ubac continues to innovate. After sneakers in recycled wool and then in hemp, the Roan-based company launches the eco-responsible Aura sandal. Available in two models, a women’s sandal and a mixed mule, the new product will be made in Portugal. It is made of recycled rubber, a natural cork sole from eco-managed forests and an outsole made from sugar cane ethanol.

It is a co-creation with our customers. They were 900 to answer our questionnaire, which made it possible to better stick to the desired product”, welcomes Mathilde Blettery, founder of the company, in 2018, with Simon Nicolas. Available for pre-order from April 25 to May 15, the sandal will then go on direct sale on Ubac’s newly revamped website. A fundraiser took place at the end of January with the community of investor clients.

Ubac will also strengthen its range of sneakers, with a new collection for the start of the school year and the collaboration with a major brand.. She wants to innovate in the field of linen and develop a 100% French fabric.

With growth of 30% over one year, activity could grow by 50% over time. From autumn, a few points of sale will be added to online sales and a new collection of sweaters made in Roanne will be launched, in conjunction with the Jean Ruiz Knitwear Factory.

Delighted to have met its customers during a Pop Up in Paris in April, Ubac lives its values ​​to the end, donating 1% of its turnover to the League for the Protection of Birds. In search of a communications director, the Ubac team has just gone from five to seven people.

Jean-Francois Vaizand