PIOLA BUYS WILD RUBBER FROM 33 AMAZON RAINFOREST PRODUCERS

Rubber price is EUR5.4 per kilo, which is 5 times higher than the average market price. 

Thanks our partnership with the WWF and the UN we have designed a development project in Peru that supports rubber and cotton producers in the country. This has incentivized the workers to open their own saving accounts in order to manage their personal winnings successfully. 

To further support our rubber producers and develop their working environment Piola has successfully set up a platform that allows our customers to donate 4 euros from each pair of shoes bought.


The Peruvian Amazon Rubber

Peru is suffering from rural-to-urban migration and it is because of this that Piola strives for the investment and development of income of the rural population.

It is thanks to the high quality and purity of the Peruvian rubber that the excelence of Piola products is born. 

We are proud to have developed this project next to The United Nations Organization, World Wide Fund and, of course the support of our clients. 

Shiringueros from ECOMUSA

ECOMUSA is the company created by the « Shiringueros »; name used to identify the 33 Amazonian rubber producers from Iberia, Madre Dios - Peru

Rubber leaf

Our Shiringueros mix 1.5 Liter of latex with 1 liter of water and citric acid + sodium sulphate.

We ship the final materials to Portugal by boat.

The average brand creates a shoe outsole that is developed with only 4 to 10% wild rubber. Instead, PIOLA outsoles are made from 60% pure wild rubber. Which makes our product not only unique but the best quality out there.

CONTRARY TO FAIR TRADE, AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BRINGS UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES:

We want to go beyond the buy/sell process with our producers. We want to be part of the development of their region.

We have set up a mid-term plan with producers to finance professional and personal needs through our platform.

 Included in the box of every pair of Piola is a EUR4 coupon with a unique password. 

With use of this coupon you can be a part of PIOLA by investing in the development of one of our projects.

100K EURO INVESTMENT IS EXPECTED TO FINANCE:

 

- Rubber workshops, compressors , etc. 

- Bridges

- Road cleaning within the rainforest to access the rubber trees

- Exploring new development areas alongside the WWF team

- Medical visits, running water, electricity, transportation, school and/or university fees of the personnel.

Price settlement

Nature

Price (soles)

Conventionnal rubber price (Kg)

3,5

Price set up by our rubber producers

13

Forestal transport PASS-PRARFFS

0.05

Fees from Estado Natural – Prarffs

0.2

VAT 18%

2,385

Transport from Iberia to Puerto Maldonado

0,2

Packaging

0,1

Logistic

0,1

Raw margin from Ecomusa

0,65

Capital Fees for Ecomusa

0,32

Final price paid by Piola

17

TANGUÏS ORGANIC COTTON

 

Our partner, Bergman Rivera works with organic cotton Tanguïs producers in the south of Peru.

They buy organic cotton Tanguïs from several families in the south of Peru.

They spin and weave the cotton directly in Peru.

We ship the canvas from Peru to Portugal where the dying process is performed.

OUR PROJECT WITH TANGUÏS ORGANIC COTTON

There is no used of chemicals in the cultivation process (it is certified by GOTS).

The excellence of our cotton is measured by the 6mm fiber thickness. (Conventional cotton has a 2mm fiber).

OUR PROGRAM TOGETHER WITH YOUR INVESTMENT VIA THE PIOLA PLATFORM

Technical assistance and knowledge transfer for our producers regarding relevant usage of tools, harvest method, water management etc. 

Once our rubber project is fully financed, we will focus on organic cotton producers (please see below)

Your sneakers, your elegance and after?

Every PIOLA shoebox contains a 4 euros coupon with a unique password to use in the PIOLA investment platform. The coupon allows you to donate the 4 euros into the project of your choice.rnrn You can choose between the Project dedicated to the construction and development of latex workshops or the Project dedicated to the improvement of safe drinking water access.rn
DONATE YOUR 4 EUROS COUPON ANQUIRED WITH THE PURCHASE OF ONE OF OUR PRODUCTS. Be part of Project Piola
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