Author: Franziska Kuntze

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Barefoot in vegetable-tanned leather

New styles in the 2021 collection: POLOLO barefoot shoes

We only use vegetable-tanned leather for manufactoring our barefoot collection. POLOLO barefoot shoes are particularly breathable, skin-friendly, soft and continue reading

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Vegan colourful shoes made from SEAQUAL® YARN

SEAQUAL INITIATIVE: “Together for a clean ocean!”

This motto of the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE inspired us to create our new colourful children’s shoe collection made from upcycled marine plastic. Unfortunately, many millions of tons of waste still end up in our oceans every year. We all know: This is a danger to our environment! For SEAQUAL® YARN, this plastic waste is collected from the seabed off the Spanish coast by around 400 partner fishermen and then processed into SEAQUAL® YARN – each produced kilogram corresponds to continue reading

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The anthroposophical way of life: Do POLOLOs fit in?

Rudolf Steiner is a well-known name for many

Steiner has become known worldwide as the founder of anthroposophy, school founder, artist and social reformer. He was a lateral thinker in his time and moved many things. Waldorf education focuses on the continue reading

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Second-Hand fashion as a sustainable alternative

Are POLOLOs a sustainable alternative?

Is it really necessary to keep buying always new clothes or shoes? Or is there an alternative that is continue reading

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Hemp: The universally applicable natural fibre

Report on the „Fibre Seminar“ in POLOLO‘s ShowRoom, Part 4

At the end of our “Fibre Seminar”, the natural fibre hemp and a few short remarks on the topic of the “Green Button” were on the agenda. The first hemp fabrics are said to have existed in Asia a good 12,000 years ago, said guest speaker Heike Hess, office manager of the continue reading

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Wool: The “air conditioner” among natural fibres

Report on the „Fibre Seminar“ in POLOLO‘s ShowRoom, Part 3

Wool from animal hair is considered the oldest fibre used by humans – the fur of farm animals was already used in the Stone Age, explained guest speaker Heike Hess, branch manager of the Association of the International Natural Textile Industry (IVN), in the third part of the „Fibre Seminar“ in POLOLO‘s ShowRoom. The two previous articles focusing on leather and cotton can also be found in our blog. We have also filmed the presentation on wool – you can find it at continue reading

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POLOLO uses natural leather

Report on the POLOLO ShowRoom “Fibre Seminar” on leather In our second blog article on POLOLO‘s “Fibre Seminar”, we now deal with the topic of leather. The natural leather used by POLOLO nestles against children’s feet like a second skin. Our leather slippers are therefore the best alternative to healthy barefoot walking. This lecture given… continue reading

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Cotton as a suitable material alternative

POLOLO also uses the “white gold”: Report from the POLOLO B2B lecture evening (“Fibre Seminar” for POLOLO retailers) on September 10th, 2019 in Berlin

Once again, we had an interesting lecture evening for retailers in our Berlin POLOLO ShowRoom in September 2019. Some participants took on extra long journeys to listen to the presentations by POLOLO Executive Director Franziska Kuntze and guest speaker Heike Hess, head of the office of the Association of the International Natural Textile Industry (IVN), on the focal points of leather, cotton, wool and hemp (all materials processed for the POLOLO shoe collection) and we would like to thank them continue reading

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Children’s shoes: Less is more!

POLOLO retailers‘ lecture evening in the POLOLO ShowRoom on learning to walk

In June 2019, we had our lecture evening on “Child Foot Development” with the physiotherapist and children’s therapist Silke Lucht in our POLOLO ShowRoom. Thank you to everyone who attended – it was an interesting and enjoyable evening – and we look forward to more gatherings. If you are interested in attending further lectures with us, please do not hesitate to contact us. For those who continue reading

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Rapid, episodic growth is an individual process

Did you know that children’s feet are by no means scaled-down adult feet? They are something special and are characterised by the fact that they are still very soft and easily deformable. Familiarise yourself with their special needs: POLOLO would like to provide information and suggestions in a loose sequence – this article is dedicated to the impressive growth of little feet. All data are average values, because continue reading