ECO-SUSTAINABLE & VEGAN sneakers and e-books. Sneakers for all ages adults and kids. ARCAS BEAR is driven by PURPOSE and INNOVATION. To beat WASTE pollution, SAVE WATER, raise awareness with style, comfort and environmental consciousness.
At ARCAS BEAR, we have one BIG GOAL: INSPIRE PEOPLE TO USE RESOURCES WISELY.
ARCAS BEAR is building a bridge between eco-education and sustainable sneakers for ALL. The first sneakers to contribuite to schools and students, with the purpose of informing and preparing the next generations. Our giving back is EDUCATION for a global CAUSE, to BENEFIT people and our planet as ONE. #positiveimpact
BE A CAUSE, pick a cause to help for #ONEPLANET everything is interconnected. Create + impact #weare #oneplanet #worldchangers #changemakers #useyourvoice
ARCAS BEAR wants to empower people through eco-education to impact positively on social and environmental aspects, with fun and good energy towards a better and an eco-conscious world.
Our legacy is EDUCATION and SUSTAINABILITY, an ECO-CONSCIOUS mindset, that is the core of everything we do. And how we want to SERVE the next generations, on our global community. It is what really matters and what inspire us. So we decided to create products and develop eco-projects with schools around the world to support the next generations and raise their awareness.
There is NO PLANET B
#BE A CAUSE #wecare #weare #OnePlanet #worldchangers #changemakers
VEGAN AND RENEWABLE MATERIALS
Natural materials, like cotton, coconut and cork, are our sustainable choices.
Renewable and post consumed materials like cotton scraps (from the clothing industry) and post consumed water bottles. Then rubber and rubber scraps, there are all materials that was once and originally wasted during the industrial processes...NOT ANYMORE!!!
For ALL ages, ADULTS and KIDS, gender equality. The Future is happening NOW #BeAcause with us!!!! Be a #worldchanger for #ONEPlanet
We SAVE and prioritize WATER conservation, by using EARTH's renewable resources wisely.
We produce our SNEAKERS based on principle to use resources wisely, from renewable and recycled materials, from safe sources to AVOID plastic to further contaminate OCEANS, RIVERS and LANDFILLS. We do not dye colors on fabrics, which avoids WASTE and water pollution.One of our primary materials used in our sneakers is WATER bottles, so as to clean our environment and keep them away from our OCEANS. This action reflects directly on NATURE, on our environment. Resources become more and more reutilized and less and less discarded and WASTED. We need CLEAN and preserved OCEANS, clean planet!!!
Beyond sneakers and products, ARCAS BEAR is a new way to tell ancient stories, walking through and experiencing them on modern times. It is where technology, science, arts and environment take a special place.
From head to toes, it is where sneakers and books find an incredible connection from mind to heart, it is a SUSTAINABLE eco-message. This is a different brand, because we DO care!
Here on EARTH we want to connect you with this amazing story, to make a POSITIVE IMPACT and expand your awareness into the COSMOS. #beAcause WE ARE particles of STARS.
RENEWABLE RESOURCES, RETHINK, RECYCLE & REUSE
ARCAS BEAR wants to inspire people, through sustainable sneakers and e-books with AMAZING stories. Together we THRIVE for a POSITIVE IMPACT. For each product sold we plant two trees to keep up with reforestation and reduce our carbon footprint on the PLANET.
ARCAS BEAR SNEAKERS MEET 14 OF THE UN’s SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
ARCAS BEAR wants people to benefit, so we offer innovative and sustainable products as a result of our design thinking process.
We are engaged to support ethical and serious causes. PETA is of of our initiatives to help the planet and living beings.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.
DRIVEN BY PURPOSE
Education and sustainability are constantly present in our choices and products.
Our products prioritize environment by utilizing RENEWABLE materials. We do believe that to ensure the survival of our planet, we should RETHINK the entire system. The brutal quantity of WASTE must be RETHOUGHT not WASTED. All the waste could become renewable energy, resources for new products by using it wisely. There is so much to be done. We are just at the beginning of this change into a new mindset. The industry has to evolve in order to do this huge and necessary step to become circular.
Model #1 - ARCAS STAR PARTICLES
Model #2 - Northern Sky Energy
Model #3 - Fire Energy
Model #4 - Arctic Energy
Model #5 - Water Energy
Model #6 - Earth Energy
Model #7 - Space Energy
It is not all!! We have other amazing colors for you!!
We count on you to support our cause.
Our goal is to create a collection of eco-sustainable products to START to change people’s perception.
On every achieved goal you will receive a new option on products to support the ARCAS BEAR collection #BEaCAuse #worldchanger #oneplanet
We combat real problems like waste pollution. With LOVE for our planet and respect for the next generations, through CREATIVE solutions.
*Ipad is not included
Textile 100% recycled from other used textiles. Now, it is as good as new. The way they were made saves electricity, water and trees, which makes it more efficient than any other bag.
Like a good night story, this “Bright Constellation” will guide us into a new eco-sustainable world, an incredible adventure, new experiences on Earth and new discoveries in our own reality. Because we are all INTERCONNECTED.
By navigating on the mysteries of the Northern Celestial Sky we have found a special STAR to lead us on an adventure, through science, innovation and sustainability.
This story will captivate everyone with kindness, eco-conscious mindset and an inquisitive spirit.
We do believe in education and through it people are able to build a better future and a better planet to SHARE and live. Through conservation and preservation of our natural resources we can protect the environment for the future generations.
Our e-books are recommended for all ages and genders, likewise our shoes. Because taking good care of our planet is a social and common responsibility to all of us. It is a chain action to pay forward.
Everything is connected to everything. We are all made of STARDUST.
We are PARTICLES of so many stories.
WE HAVE JUST 1 PLANET
ARCAS BEAR IS WHERE ECO-EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS MEET.
ARCAS is the last name of our founder and the name of the Greek mythological character who was turned into "the bear" then into a constellation that is known as the "Ursa Minor or Little Dipper". The North Star is located in this constellation and it’s our inspiration, our TRUE NORTH, our navigational compass rose to guide us, on everything that connects people, environment and knowledge. It is also the place where these three elements become ONE as #ONEPLANET #ARCAS BEAR strives to raise awareness and consciousness towards our planet, to EVOLVE while staying true to our core values.
We operate out of California and, coincidentally, the bear is the symbol on the California state flag. As a VEGAN brand we protect wildlife and animal welfare. We do not use animal leather on our products.
ARCAS BEAR will lead us into an amazing adventure through a sustainable world, while reading or also walking on the planet is going to be a different experience for adults and kids.
Driven by PURPOSE and INNOVATION
Our mission is to create an innovative, eco-sustainable company and products that strive to benefit people, protect the environment, animal welfare(vegan), on common gain not just profit-oriented.
WITHOUT PURPOSE and RESILIENCE we could never be here. It took strength, clear goal, and a strong desire to serve. It has been 3 years of a long and inspirational journey, through eco-education, science, innovation, technology, environment and eco-fashion. Our goal is to inspire adults and kids to become more eco-conscious, eco-responsible, consumers who are part of the solution to Earth's environmental problems on a daily basis.
We are inspired by the planet, nature, people and knowledge.
There should be no difference between genders, races and beliefs. Everyone is unique so we choose colors and styles that are special to fit everyone!
Inspired by CIRCULAR MINDSET
We share a mindset that integrates and connects all, nature, lifestyle, knowledge, diversity, globalization, innovation, science and FUN. We want to INSPIRE people to EVOLVE and develop an eco-conscious mindset for a POSITIVE IMPACT on Earth.
There is so much power in our daily choices.
We just have One Planet Earth!
Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change.
It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests. The rate of deforestation equals to loss of 20 football fields every minute.
Trees play an important role in the water cycle, grounding it in their roots and releasing it back into the atmosphere. In the tropical rain forests more than half of the water in the ecosystem is held within the plants.
1 pair of shoe + TWO trees planted= Less waste pollution on rivers, oceans, wildlife and landfill. Those are the Po⚡itive Impact that we want to CREATE.
ABOUT ONE TREE PLANTED
One Tree Planted is a non-profit founded in Shelburne, Vermont. They work with amazing reforestation organizations around the world that need financial support to help them get more trees in the ground.
They started in 2014 with a mission to make it simple for people to help the environment.
We are ARCAS BEAR, the eco-conscious, vegan, sustainable sneakers that beats WASTE pollution with STYLE and COMFORT!!!
RENEWABLE SOURCES, RETHINK, RECYCLE & REUSE
SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-CONSCIOUS PRODUCTS
Joining ARCAS BEAR’s cause helps us to protect and preserve our resources for the future generations.
SCHOOLS and students projects, we are developing already projects with schools. By connecting science and technology students can understand "how companies and eco-conscious consumers" can be part of the solution on social and environmental problems.
We want to inspire adults and kids through eco-education and sustainable products, to reach out their own inner power, to be in touch with their own capacity, energy and also with the environment’s elements, essential to our own existence.
ARCAS BEAR sneakers are made of colorful particles and are very resourceful like our DNA.
Thanks to our innovative mindset, our eco-sustainable sneakers are designed and developed with renewable materials through the upcycling process.
In order to minimize the impact of our human footprint on the environment, we are ready to introduce our energetic and timeless collection.
Arcas Bear is eco-fashion, yet stylish, modern, full of identity, sustainable and innovative.
More than just a product, our shoes and e-books represent a MINDSET that strives for a POSITIVE CHANGE by INSPIRING consumers to take care of our #ONEPLANET.
There is NO PLANET B #beacause #oneplanet
By choosing an ARCAS BEAR product you are taking ACTION with us into a CONSCIOUS and SUSTAINABLE MINDSET.
#BeAcause ALL our choices count
We are #ONEPLANET
Through ARCAS BEAR we want to share an eco-conscious mindset so we all can leave a positive impact on Earth by helping out on how to REUSE, RETHINK and RECYCLE in a proper way as much as we can.
Flexible, clean, fresh, super comfortable and genderless, they fit everyone!
Each Arcas Bear model is made with love by a super team, especially for you.
- SUPER SUSTAINABLE
- Cork insole, which is naturally antimicrobial, it avoids odors
- RECYCLED resources
- Extends the lifecycle
- Saves WATER, NATURAL resources and ELECTRICITY
- ETHICAL LABOR
All Arcas Bear sneakers are made in Portugal, Brazil and suppliers in Italy, totally VEGAN cruelty-free. Eco-bags are made in India with renewable resources to save water and energy.
Important Note: The color of your Arcas Bear may suffer small changes compared to what you see on your smartphone, tablet or computer. If the desired model is with zigzag fabric, due to the manufacturing process, variations in the position of the elements may occur, due to the manufacturing process in order to avoid waste and make the most of all the parts of the fabric.
What is ARCAS BEAR principles for choosing materials?
- RETHINK, RECYCLE, REUSE
MANUFACTURE PROCESS AND MATERIALS
Normally more than 85% of the world's footwear are produced in Asia. The costs are much much lower, I have been there as well. Since I personally saw the reality I decided to change drastically directions. And thanks to so many trips around the world, more than 12 countries also including Asia. During my trips sustainability was my goal and social impact was my goal.
We’re proud to say that we paid fairly, and most importantly, quality, social and environmental aspects are respected. We empower the sustainable industry. We are on social and environment development. That’s why we have unceasingly looked for a supplier capable of meeting our high standards and values. After many tries we found a manufacture that met our standards well known for its footwear production and quality.
- UPPER TEXTILE
Post-consumed Cotton + Post-consumed Water Bottles
Our fabrics are produced from recycled yarns and recycled materials, which dispense chemical processes, water and reduce the impact on the environment. All these factors guarantee the renewal cycle of products, respect for the nature and wellbeing of the planet.
- 100% vegan
We can extend the life of natural and industrial resources, clothes and shoes through recycling, which minimizes the overall need to produce more fabric on the textile industry, and ultimately reduces waste and changes the industry's impact on the environment. By choosing to work with this innovative industry that recycles materials like “scraps or waste of the industry” we preserve water resources and minimize waste into landfills. This specific recycling process avoids water waste and consumption as well as the dyeing process.
- NATURAL FIBERS
Kind Materials into the Environment
100% vegan made of natural upcycled materials
Paper and polyester are usually materials for the sneakers structure and it takes hundreds of years to decompose. The natural fiber we use for ARCAS BEAR is environmental safe. Because it is from natural resources.
Natural fibers can decompose easily, a natural process to thrive a positive impact.
- SOLE: RUBBER SCRAPS FROM INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
The process of combining rubber and rubber scraps (colorful/particles or scraps from wasted soles) creates a positive impact.
REUSE the resources once wasted.
Rubber is a powerful, renewable and resilient material.
All colorful rubber scraps that would have become waste, now become a brand new sole by avoiding the industrial discard. RETHINK!
- DYE FREE
The fashion industry is the second largest water pollutant due to the coloration process, where a large percentage of the dye does not bind to the fabric and is lost in wastewater. These chemicals that reach larger bodies of water harm the ecosystem as a whole, making our planet prone to chemical exposure and health hazards.
To avoid water pollution Arcas Bear is committed to carefully choosing RENEWABLE fabrics and materials that consider the environment as a priority. We proudly support suppliers that only use environmentally responsible materials and have strong fair labor ethics.
We are also committed to educating people about the harms caused by the fashion industry and empower everyone from all ages to make better choices as consumers, including adults, teens and kids.
We proudly support suppliers that only use environmentally responsible materials and have strong fair labor ethics.
ARCAS BEAR IS ECO-CONSCIOUS, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURE ORIENTED
Our funding goal is going to help us to do the initial steps, just to start, then we want to produce a bigger range of sustainable and educational products. We want to keep working on research in order to create more eco-sustainable products and creative solutions.
CALL FOR ACTION
Together we can change the industry by building a stronger eco-conscious mindset. We believe that all businesses need to become more conscious of the negative aspects and effects they create in our environment, and take action to minimize the side effects. Through our educational products, we seek to help and raise consciousness on the processes for the next generations, to strive for the change that we ALL want to see in the world. #BEaCAUSE
Now it’s your turn to leave your footprint with a #POSITIVE IMPACT
Hello! I am Cynthia Arcas Borghy, founder of ARCAS BEAR.
I started this journey as a designer. It has been a long and transformative process. I feel the honor and the responsibility to share what I have learned with others, especially with the young generations. I know we can do more, with kindness and take better care of our planet. I am based in California. My career with shoes and products started in Brazil in the Fashion industry. Then I moved to Italy, where I studied Fashion Design. Back in California I got my Master’s degree in Business. I started this STARTUP back in 2016. My goal was to create a sustainable company to connect, inspire and inform people around the globe. We can DO things differently, in an easier and responsible way for people and for nature. This simple step can help to raise awareness and use personal power to make more conscious choices, reduce pollution, and buy better products. By building an eco-conscious company that helps to empower others, we can also learn more about our planet, nature, science, environmental impact and sustainable actions. Climate change and waste pollution are huge problems, but lack of education is worse. We have no more time to feel guilty and powerless. TOGETHER we can EVOLVE. #BEACAUSE #We are1 #ONEPLANET!!!
As a founder I would like to express my gratitude to my team for their resilience, support, passion and determination. To my lovely parents and my husband for their infinite patience and strong support, it has been a long journey until here, so many challenges(including being a woman on the shoe industry this is a real problematic, unfortunately). On the worst and also on the most beautiful moments, I had the constantly support of my amazing son, he is my BIGGEST inspiration, my supporter, my student but above all he is my master like all kids, they are the new future leaders, the next generation. They have their lights ON and the unconditional LOVE connects us!!!
Thank you, everyone for helping me to be here today.
All the incredible and beautiful pictures that you find here, in our campaign, have been cordially donated by friends from around the world that have supported us and believed in our #cause. Real people, muse, supporters, doers and true believers! From Dubai to Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Brazil, Argentine, USA, Peru, Israel, Siria, Spain, Portugal, India...our gratitude! It has been a life change process.
Arcas Bear team are very grateful from the huge support we have got through this long journey from old and new friends that we have met. We are #oneplanet for #aCAUSE. Pick your cause, protect MOTHER EARTH #beacause #worldchangers #changemakers
With YOU, TOGETHER we’ve made all of this POSSIBLE.
THANK YOU for help us
We are ALL connected. We are #ONE PLANET.
Risks and challenges
We are dealing with different suppliers and clients overseas. The biggest challenge we have had is to find suppliers that fit our values and beliefs, moreover the ones that accept small volumes because of the fact that we are launching the brand now.
In addition to this, a project related to the fashion industry, where there are so much competition and thousands of brands, is very challenging to find its OWN and unique way.
Another big challenge for us was to find good suppliers that are really committed to their materials and deliveries. We searched a lot to get them in order to deliver to the Arcas Bears' supporters complete sustainable products.
We hope you can understand that, although we selected good partners to be part of this project with us, some features don't depend on us, thus in case of some change or delay you will be immediately notified. The risks are minimum, once we selected our choices very well, however, a starting brand is always subject to find points to be adjusted.
We can guarantee to you that we are making our best efforts to find your best experince with us!
We spent more than 3 years on searching, developments, tests in order to get our best! We will not stop here, we will keep going on this way, always looking for innovative products and technologies focusing on sustainability, enviroment and a revolucionary mindset.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter