The Cariuma Origin Story
Cariuma was created by David Python and Fernando Porto, two guys who bonded over their love for board sports, their home country of Brazil, and a desire to create a company that is good for people and the planet. They loved the look of classic skate-inspired shoes, but didn’t love the lack of sustainability in the brands that sold them. So, they decided to quit their corporate jobs to create a fully sustainable sneaker that both men and women could wear every day. They sourced high quality and natural ingredients, found ethical factories to partner with, and created an impact program to plant a pair of trees in the Brazilian Rainforest for every pair of shoes sold. And then in 2018, Cariuma launched their shoe to the world. Right away, people started switching out their everyday shoes for a pair of comfortable, sustainable Cariumas. And their brand took off.