where cork meets fashion.
Created in 2012, rutz walk in cork is a Portuguese brand born from a passion for the art of shoes and its savoir faire. Furthermore to be encouraged to take an active role in ethical fashion and sustainable consciousness.
Therefore rutz walk in cork united the two Portugal’s major industries: Footwear and Cork. Considered as “The Sexiest Industry In Europe” and the leader of Cork production in the world, rutz walk in cork joined the best of it to deliver a unique, ecological and sophisticated fashion goods to the world.
Name 'RUTZ' has two meanings: On one hand, the brand name recalls our “roots”, our Portuguese origins and traditions which will inspire our collections. On the other hand, the name shows us our “routes”, the paths we will follow towards to a better future: the eco-friendly choice of material and the concern with lightness and comfort.
Let’s walk “in” cork.
Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is a 100% natural plant tissue consisting of a hive of microscopic cells containing a gas identical to air and coated primarily with suberin and lignin. It has a range of applications associated with its attributes that no technology has yet managed to emulate, match or exceed.
It is a 100% natural raw material, that is 100% reusable and 100% recyclable, extracted from cork oaks without harming the normal development of the species and without damaging the tree. The extracted cork is 100% harnessed. Once processed, into stoppers for example, cork can also re-enter the production process. The cork can be recycled by shredding and the granules resulting from this process can be used in other products, such as shoes and accessories, cladding panels, fishing buoys.