Our Mission is to create Impact

Environmental Impact

We are cleaning our Oceans, with help of fishermen

Social Impact

Changing society minds.
Helping fishermen and creating Heroes

Legacy

We want to build a Legacy for the next generations.
Our Impact

In our second year, we have partnered to clean up an area as large as the District of Lisboa and Porto

How many times have we walked on the beach and seen a piece of plastic and pretended we didn’t see it because it wasn’t ours? How many times have we moved some plastic away while swimming in the sea? We have all done this at some point in our lives.

Until we were on the beach with our two year-old son, and he, like any other child his age, began to put in his mouth whatever he found in the sand.

That’s not the legacy we wanted to leave.

Currently, there are 150 million tons of plastic in the ocean. It is estimated that every minute the equivalent of a garbage truck is discharged into the sea.

We, humans, might be the problem, but we are also the ones who have the hope and the solution. And so we could not stand still.

After a lot of research, we found a solution, and it is easy to participate.

We have created a brand of sneakers, made of plastic collected from the ocean and transformed into a textile yarn, made by Portuguese artisans, and customized by the client.

Each pair of sneakers contains approximately half a kilo (1lb) of plastic, corresponding to 36 plastic bottles.

 

It has never been easier to help the planet.

Meet our Founders

CEO & Co-Founder

André Facote

André is a dynamic force as an entrepreneur, Focused on innovation and new product development and a business strategist.

André is a dynamic force as an entrepreneur, Focused on innovation and new product development and a business strategist. He combines his corporate expertise with his commercial endeavors to provide experienced leadership. With his knowledge of making small businesses take off and operate, he has directed his years of know-how towards creating Skizo, a high-impact social and environmental brand that will leave a legacy in the sector.
André enjoys hiking, going to the beach and surfing with his son.
CMO & Co-Founder

Andreia Coutinho

With a degree in Journalism and having worked with marketing in corporate environments, Andreia has developed a unique skill set to plan marketing strategies to meet Skizo's initial growth goals.

With a degree in Journalism and having worked with marketing in corporate environments, Andreia has developed a unique skill set to plan marketing strategies to meet Skizo's initial growth goals. She manages Skizo's marketing campaigns and Product Design. Her results-oriented approach and passion for understanding consumer insights drive her to reach the brand's greatest potential. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach and spending as much time as possible with her son.

You will not use other sneakers again

Comfort

Comfort is one of our concerns, we use all the technology and techniques available in luxury footwear to produce our sneakers.

Hand stitched with the best available techniques

Durability

The most beautiful shoes are made in the smallest Portuguese municipality, São João da Madeira, so that’s where we went to create your sneakers. Known as the “shoe industry capital”, it is internationally renowned for producing some of the finest and best shoes in the world.

Millions of different combinations

Customize Yours

With just one touch – your own – you are completely free to express yourself and your personality.
Be daring and create unusual combinations!

Give free rein to your creativity and customize your own sneakers.
Our shoemakers will ship them in just 20 days.

36 Generations of Shoemakers

Handmade in Portugal

Portuguese shoemaking dates back to the 12th century, with a tradition of handmade work. The knowledge is unparalleled, which means we can bring you sneakers handmade with the expertise of generational shoemakers.

We produce 1 pair at a time

We have no stock

We had footwear professionals, who shared our vision, approach us. They understood that production by order only is the future, it will create less waste, use fewer natural resources and decrease impulse buying. We believe Skizo will have an important role in this footwear evolution, not only regarding production but also through the purchasing process.

From the Ocean with Love

Product end of life program

“Sponsor with Impact”

Yes, we have a program for your end-of-life Skizo sneakers.
When your sneakers are ready for a new home, return them to us, and we’ll repair them and gift them to someone in need. You can sponsor a new hero!

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