Global Footwear Award Winner 2023


"I'm always designing for women who love colors, contrasts, and happiness on their feet. People who care about the planet, love craftsmanship and knows that high quality can be so much more than soft leather..


Hey Guys!

My name is Sami and I'm a Copenhagen based shoe designer and co-founder of Surface Project. My mission in life is to make "sustainability" sexy and desirable. Working with conscious footwear is no easy task, the recycling process is long and the road to the end consumers acceptance of recycled materials as a high quality product is even longer. But when you love shoes and care for our planet, it makes it all worthwhile. I want to make the world a little bit greener, our oceans cleaner and our future more brighter one shoe at a time.

I have chosen one of my favourite styles (from my SS'23 - From waste to wonderful - collection) to be considered for the GLOBAL FOOTWEAR AWARDS. I love it because it's a great combination of clean, sexy, timeless design and still feels fresh and new.

The material I used for the Upper, Inner sole, Lining and Wedge cover is made from post-consumer plastic (RPET) to be exact 39% post-consumer recycled PET and 61% vegan leather (PU), it's biodegradable and DMF FREE and GRS certified.

The material of this product comes from POVEDA TEXTIL in Spain and they compensate for 100% of their carbon emissions with Refo-RestaC02 reforestation project in Spain. The recycled PET is supplied from RECOVER fiber in Spain.