First seen at Stella McCartney’s Winter 2019 runway show in Paris, Hunter joins forces with the English designer for vegan take on the classic Wellington boot. Beyond the striking, aggressive design, what makes the collaboration special is the use of natural rubber sourced from certified, sustainably-managed forests in Guatemala, meaning that no deforestation occurs, and that the social and economic welfare of workers and local communities are protected.
Each boot comes equipped with stretch inserts made from a plant-based alternative to neoprene called Yulex. The material is made without petrochemicals and is sourced from the same certified forests as the natural rubber. This results in generating 80% less climate-altering carbon dioxide than traditional neoprene, while delivering near-identical performance with respect to strength and elasticity.