The BOMBEROS 2021 Outlook

January 18, 2021

The BOMBEROS 2021 Outlook

As we transition into 2021, we’d like to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for your support during the trying year that was 2020 and give you a look behind the curtain at what’s in store for the next 12 months as well as some of the goals we would like to accomplish in 2021.

Firstly, we cannot express strongly enough that we would not be here if not for you. We are forever grateful for your support, feedback, and encouragement. Because of this, we were able to expand our offering in 2020 – adding to our line of deerskin loafers, introducing the Centavo and Toro range - launch a new website and add key members to our team. As I look back at 2020, it’s safe to say the year did not go as planned and we faced many challenges, however, we maintained our commitment to growing BOMBEROS as a brand and enter 2021 with renewed vigor. Our team works daily to build BOMBEROS into what we see as its potential – a brand which provides exceptional value through sustainable products to our client. With this in mind, I would like to share our goals for the new year.

  1. Increase the breadth and depth of our footwear offering.
We’re extremely excited to share that we have many “firsts” in production at our facility in Spain. Our first unlined Belgian Loafer, Kudu suede range of loafers, and Blake-stitched tassel loafers will all be part of our Spring/Summer '21 collection. These are being made with suedes sourced from C.F. Stead in Leeds which is widely regarded as the best tannery in the UK. Their factory operations, conscious consumption of resources, and Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental audits – along with the best suede on the market - makes them a perfect partner for BOMBEROS.
Additionally, we are finalizing the specs of our first trainer. We’ll offer a unique take on this now ubiquitous shoe, allowing you to pack two pairs of BOMBEROS for any and all travels and be the best-dressed at any occasion.

  1. Further our commitment to end-to-end sustainability

You can read more about our corporate responsibility here, but to further this in 2021 we have a few targets we would like to achieve. 

In 2020, we planted 50 over live oak trees as part of our shoe tree program. Using EPA calculations and the average age of these trees this is the equivalent of offsetting 405,194 miles driven, 18,374 gallons of gas consumed or 179,927 pounds of coal burned. We are extremely proud of this. It was hard work sourcing, planting, and irrigating these trees but we are certain it will pay dividends for a long time to come. We are aiming to double this carbon offset through plantings this year.

Create a shippable cardboard shoebox à la Allbirds to replace our current shoe box and eliminate the cardboard shipper from Spain, our retail cardboard shipper, and the recycled paper protective wrap we use in that retail box. This will tangibly reduce 6 sq. ft. of cardboard per pair.
    1. Expand our travel and leather good offering

    As the world re-opens, we will bolster our “Made in the USA” line of leather goods. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that supporting small business is the key to success for The American Dream. Our leather goods are crafted using American vegetable tanned leather from Pennsylvania and assembled in a Brooklyn, NYC workshop. We’re very close to finalizing the design of our laptop case and duffle bag and are toying with the idea of releasing a few items for the golf course we have developed for ourselves. 

    I believe 2021 will be a great year for us, for all of us, not just BOMBEROS but humanity as a whole. We will navigate past the pandemic and enter a world of new norms which will be both exciting and daunting. It is with my deepest appreciation that I thank you for following, supporting, and growing BOMBEROS to experience this world together and leave it in a better place than when we started.

    Cheers,

    MW




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