Hunter collaborates with FSC on new collection

(© Hunter)© HunterFounded in Scotland in 1856 and holding two Royal Warrants, Hunter is a progressive British heritage brand known the world over for its all-weather footwear.

Hunter's most iconic boot, the Original Tall, first debuted in 1956. Today, it is still handcrafted from 28 individual natural rubber pieces, taking three days to assemble. It remains one of Hunter’s best-selling products and inspires the brand's wider collection, which includes outerwear, bags and accessories.

For Hunter, natural rubber, which is sourced from the sap of rubber trees, is the most important raw material. Since the Forest Stewardship Council first started certifying plantations, Hunter and the FSC have worked in collaboration to find a way for the British heritage brand to source its principal material sustainably.

(© Hunter)© HunterHunter launched an FSC-certified iteration of its iconic, 100% waterproof Original Tall and Original Short Wellington boot in November of 2020. In an Olive Green with the FSC’s hallmark on the inside of the boot, each pair were crafted from natural rubber harvested from plantations independently audited by FSC. The audit ratified that the boots met the FSC’s rigorous standards to protect forests, as well as the animals and communities that depend on them.

Hunter is committed to sourcing all products responsibly and sustainably. This means ensuring safe and fair working conditions and reducing the brand’s carbon footprint. Protecting the world and upholding human and labour rights is essential to Hunter’s future strategy.

The FSC-certified collection is part of Hunter’s wider project, which promotes social and environmental sustainability. Hunter Donated, a programme that has donated over 116,000 pairs of fully functioning boots to charities all over the world, sits within this scheme alongside Hunter ReBoot. Launched in 2019, Hunter ReBoot offers an end-of-life recycling solution both online and in-store to all UK customers, with an aim to make this service available globally.

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