Help Orba Shoes launch the new black Orba Ghosts.

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Help Orba Shoes Launch The New Black Orba Ghosts.

Project 2023-11-24 15:34:29 +1300

New Orba Black Ghost Shoes

We are raising the funds we need to make and release our first Orba Ghosts in black. By pre-buying your Orba Black Ghosts now, you’re helping us go ahead and make them, and in a sustainable way, knowing we have the customer demand to do so.

If you pledge to this campaign, you’ll be one of the first people in the world to own a pair of the new Orba Black Ghosts - and you’ll get some great discounts too. Our Orbas currently come in sizes EU36-47 which is US Women 5-16 & US Men 3-14.

Who are we?

 

We’re Orba, a New Zealand company with a focus on sustainability by eliminating waste in the shoe industry.. 

The word "sustainability" can be overused and misused.  We think the definition from the World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Report) is best:

“Meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

 

All Orba shoes are made from natural materials that are designed to break down to nothing when you’ve finished with them.  In this we are actively supporting the opportunity for future generations to enjoy this planet as we found it. 

Orba is looking to "close the loop" in footwear.  We support ethical sourcing and manufacturing to ensure sustainable growth in the communities we work with. Orba represents a design revolution that focus's on reducing landfill, one pair of shoes at a time.

We meet the needs of today’s market with shoes that are stylish, without compromising the benefits of comfort, durability and affordability.

 

Orba Off-White Ghost Sneakers

Why have we created Orba?

 

Footwear is one of the world's most polluting industries - from the synthetic materials used through to the production processes and eventual disposal. The toxins leach into our food chain, water and affect people’s health. There are over 24 billion polluting shoes made every year!

Made from the earth, returns to the earth.

All Orba shoes are made from over 95%+ bio-based materials, made from nature are designed to biodegrade and compost in the right microbial environment at the end of their useful life.  

Our rubber sole material is the first and only in the world to receive this USDA certification.

 

 

All our dyes are 100% plant-based, including the dye for black Orba Ghosts.  It is reported that 20% of the world's fresh-water pollution is caused by synthetic fabric dyes.  We are addressing this problem.  The run-off from our dyeing process is natural, and goes to irrigate the banana plantations surrounding the dye-house.   

This means you can feel good knowing that when you’re ready to say goodbye, your shoes will return to nature, going back into the soil where they came from.

Made from nature and kind to the planet.

We carefully chose each material for its unique properties and low environmental impact. 

Natural rubber, coconut oil and rice husk ash, a waste product from food production, for the sole.

Cork and coir (coconut husk), waste product from food production, for the footbed.

Flax, ramie (nettle), kenaf (hemp) for the upper.  These crops grow on waste land, without the need for irigation, pesticides or fertilisers.  They don't interfere with the food chain.

We craft our renewable plant-based materials into a shoe of comfort, style and good vibes, and one that does not compromise durability.

Read more on our website including our sustainability framework, plan and code of conduct.

Orba Shoes Values Icon Made of nature

Made from nature.

   

Orba Shoes Values Icon More sustainable

More sustainable.

 

Orba Shoes Values Icon Biodegradable materials

Biodegradable materials.

 

What is the Ghost?

 

Our range of shoes is named "Ghost", because when they reach their end of life they will eventually vanish, leaving no trace. 

We started with our first shoe, the Orba Off-white Ghost.  This has been in the New Zealand market and delivered internationally for over two years, a consistent, yet lonely, player attracting attention from customers all over the world.

Our customer feedback has always been very positive, 96.2% satisfaction and we receive constant requests for additional colours, sizes and styles.

 

What are we crowdfunding for?

 

Since we’ve heard from many of you that you love your Orbas, we want to raise the funds we need to release our next two shoes, the new "Black Ghost" and the "Black Ghost / trimmed in White".  They are dyed black using natural plant-based dyes.  The run-off from our natural dyeing process irrigates a banana plantation!

By pre-buying our shoes, you’ll help us to make the right number of our shoes. You’re helping us do that in a more sustainable way knowing we have the customer demand to do so. 

The Black Ghost range is ready-to-go, we have the final samples from the production line, we just need the funds to make it happen.

 

Check out the available rewards to help us raise the funds we need.

Reserve your pair NOW!

 

Black / Off-white

 

Black / Black

What do others say about Orba Shoes?

 

Hey it's not always about us and what we say, others also believe that the intent, design and success of the off-white Ghost warrants our decision to produce the two black Ghosts.

 

As featured in...

 

Industry recognition ...

 

Global accreditations ...

 

Customer feedback ...

Over 500 five-star reviews for comfort and style. Here are some of our favourites.

A little bit more about us.

 

Our mission.

To be the world-leading supplier of non-polluting footwear and related industrial materials that are more sustainably mass-produced.

Our vision.

An industry where all polluting and unsustainable factors can be entirely removed, while providing quality products, economic sustainability, and social and environmental benefits.

Our Sustainability Framework.

The Sustainability Framework details our overall vision and business governance structure, product materials selection criteria, preferred third-party eco-certifications and scientific testing for biodegradability and compostability. See our full Framework here.

Stretch targets.

  > If we get to $50k we’ll launch more colours. And you can vote on which one is for you!

  > If we get to $100k we’ll launch another style. And you can vote on which one is for you!

Production timeline.

   November 2023: PledgeMe Campaign commences

   17 April 2024: PledgeMe Campaign closes

   24 April 2024: Orders sent to factory

   1 May 2024: Off-white shoe orders dispatched

   31 July 2024: Black and Black/White shoe orders available for dispatch

Risks and Challenges.

There’s no risk to you as the order you make won’t proceed unless we reach our target. What risks do we face, only that we don’t reach our target. The design is finished, the material supply and production facility is ready to go, the packaging and distribution is already in place for our current range, the final samples ahve been provided and approved. We just need the pre-orders to launch the campaign.

Who's behind Orba?

 

Marshall Westlake

Development and Production Manager - over 60 years in the footwear industry, the past 30 in Indonesia and now known as a grandfather to the Indonesian footwear industry which employs over 800,000 people. He’s watched the changes there, from when product was wrapped in banana leaves that could be thrown away and composted, to the massive plastic problem that the footwear industry has contributed to and he was a part of.

“I see this as a product that had to happen if the planet is going to avoid choking on plastic and related poisons.”

 

Gillian Boucher

Sustainability Advisor - professional musician turned International and Sustainable Development leader.

“My commitment to taking action to solve problems related to waste and pollution followed a life-changing visit to one of the largest open refuse sites in the Philippines, “Smokey Mountain,”. I was invited to perform in the Philippines to raise funds to build a school there. Amidst the toxic haze and hazardous landscape were shanties full with thousands of families with children walking bare foot in piles of garbage. What struck me the most was that number of children working.”

 
 

Scott Anderson

Operations and Finance Manager - 35 years of business and operations experience, working in sustainability since 2014.

 
 

Sam Marshall

Designer - five years of product design experience in internationally recognised studios.

 
 

Greg Howard

20 years entrepreneurial experience in ecologically aware apparel.

Reward Delivery.

 

If we’re successful, we will ship the white Ghost orders in May 2024 once pledges are processed.

For new ranges, black, black/white trim and new sizes, orders will be available for dispatch by 31 July 2024.

We will send you vouchers, and final payment is required before dispatch.

Freight will be added to the balance payment for black and black/white orders and charged before dispatch. International freight will be an additional charge.

Deliveries ex New Zealand to your region may be subject to local fees or taxes. These will be calculated by your local customs office, subject to the policies in your country. The recipient is responsible for these additional charges if there are any. Normally they are charged to the recipient through the courier service.

Contact us.

Have questions, or want to partner with us? Send us an email on [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.

What do you get in return?

 

Shoes. That are designed to biodegrade and compost. We’ve created a limited range of rewards from our existing Ghost shoes (at a discount to thank you for helping us get this over the line) through to our new range. 

All Orba Ghost shoes normally sell at $150. The special launch price for Black and Black/White shoes is $100. Order now and save $50. Also look for rewards for our existing Off-white shoes at the special launch price and available immediately. You can read more about these rewards down the side of this campaign page.

All new Black, Black/White trim and new-sized sneakers will be available for dispatch in July 2024.

We offer sizes EU36-47. (US Women 5-16) (US Men 3-14).

 

Orba Shoes New Black Ghost

Select your reward before 17 April 2024 to reserve your Orba Black Ghosts and help us reduce waste in the shoe industry.

 

Comments

Updates 8

Thank You!!!

19/04/2024 at 1:05 PM

Thank-you to all those who pledged to the Orba Black Ghost campaign. We achieved our target and even exceeded it by 15%. We are bvery grateful to all our Pledgers.

We will be in touch next week to update you on next steps, confirm your Reward selections and all necessary details and how we will gather your shoes sizes.

We are very excited about getting the new range underway and getting your shoes to you.

Thank you again and look out for an email with all the details.

The Orba Team

Oh so close!! Only $418 needed to reach our $25,000 target with 1 DAY TO GO!!

16/04/2024 at 12:12 PM

73 pledges in 4 days has rocketed us to within touching distance of our target. We just need 6 more pledges to enable us to set the production line into action.

We have the materials, the production time is scheduled, the freight is organised and with 6 more Pledges we will push the big green button.

Thank you to all of you who have got us to this point, we very much appreciate your support and patience.

If you haven't pledged, or if you can help further, please visit our page and select a reward. All shoes are discounted by 33% for this campaign only!

If you have pledged, can you pass the message on to others who you know would want to be involved. Eliminating shoe waste is a real priority if we are going to stop polluting our planet. 

Can you visit our PledgeMe page or head to Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

Thanks again for being part of this with us.

The Orba Team

Wow!! Thank you so much.

11/04/2024 at 3:46 PM

After our update 2 days ago we received a further 23 pledges, 276 in total, and are now only 79 short of our target with 6 days to go. Thank you so much for responding. We're racing against the clock but determined to reach our goal.

Achieving this campaign target will be a vote of confidence that people do care as much as us about eliminating waste in the shoe industry. Your support to this end has been fantastic..

If you haven't pledged, or if you can help further, please visit our page and select a reward. All shoes are discounted by 33% for this campaign only!

If you have pledged, can you pass the message on to others who you know would want to be involved. Eliminating shoe waste is a real priority if we are going to stop polluting our planet. 

Can you visit our PledgeMe page or head to Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

Thanks again for being part of this with us.

The Orba Team

We are on a roll, but still need your help! Only 8 days to go.

09/04/2024 at 12:51 PM

We now have 253 pledges with 55 received in the last 7 days!

As we hone in on our target (over 70% now) we are very aware the clock is ticking.

If you are one of the 250+ Pledgers to date, thank you so much for your support and belief in our vision, eliminating waste from the shoe industry, is a goal we can achieve together. It means the world to us! We are incredibly excited about the potential of Orba Black Ghosts and can't wait to see them come to life once we achieve our goals.

Can you help us please. The current rate will get us there but it will be tight and we need all the help we can get.

If you haven't pledged or can help further please visit our page and select a reward. All shoes are discounted by 33% for this campaign only!

If you have pledged can you pass the message on to others who you know would want to be involved. Eliminating shoe waste is a real priority if we are going to stop polluting our planet. 

Can you visit our PledgeMe page or head to Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

Thanks you for your support. We can achieve our goals together.

The Orba Team

Orba Campaign Still Live!!

23/02/2024 at 4:36 PM

 

Orba is extending it's campaign until mid april.   We have several big announcements on the way, including that we have reduced the CO2 footprint of shoes by 65%, are testing a new technology that promises to turn our shoes into fertiliser more quickly, at the end of their life, and how the plant-based fabric dyeing processes we use do not pollute waterways, but rather, the excess water irrigates a banana plantation. 

In order to allow more interested people to participate we are extending the campaign while we finalise technical details around these world-first developments. 

We apologise that a previous announcement said the campaign was finished, it is well and truely still live. We will have a more complete update next week on the exciting news mentioned above

Join the movement 

The Orba Team.

Exciting Update! Pledge open till Feb-22

21/12/2023 at 12:56 PM

Exciting Update! We've extended our PledgeMe campaign until February 22, 2024. Why?

We're still putting the final touches on groundbreaking world-first developments related to Orba's use of highly renewable materials. Stay tuned after the holidays for some big reveals!

Here's a hint: We're passionate about reducing footwear's impact on the planet without compromising comfort, durability, and style. Our work is about to reach new heights with the new black Ghosts. Our developments make some significant steps towards a more sustainable future, and a better performing product.

Get ready for something extraordinary!

If you're one of the 150 already exisiting Pledgers, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your belief in our vision means everything. If you haven't had a chance yet, or if you know someone who might be interested, there's still time to join us in reshaping the future of footwear.

You can visit us at our Orba PledgeMe page if you wish to further support us.

We're incredibly excited about the potential of the black Orbas and we can't wait to see this vision come to life and reach our goals with your continued support.

Thank you for being part of this journey.

The Orba Team

New Target reached & a new Reward - Put your brand on our shoes!

15/12/2023 at 11:33 AM

 

Thank you for your help to date, we now have 100 Pledges!! Thank you, again to those who have so far pledged.

There are still many great rewards available at the PledgeMe page including:

·      Discounts of 33% off purchases of black and black / off white shoes

·       Discounts off our existing off-white shoes

·       Combinations of all three colours of shoes

 

And now there is another great and unique reward.

Your own personalised pair of shoes!

Our latest reward allows you to help us prevent the worlds landfills being deposited with billions of pairs of polluting footwear while standing out from the crowd in your own personalised Orba Ghosts. It’s your personalised plate for your feet!

·        Your slogan can be your name or any word (We do reserve the right to not use any word that negatively affects our brand)

·        The word can be up to 8 characters and use upper or lower case lettering & numbers

·        The slogan will then be displayed on the front of your shoes                                                                                                                                

24 billion polluting shoes are made every year with the equivalent number being deposited in landfills or just left in the environment. As 18% of the world sneaker market is black shoes, the introduction of Orba Black Ghosts can start to address this problem, 1 pair of shoes at a time.

To help spread the word share the link to our PledgeMe page and tell people about being a supporter of Orba Shoes and our new Black Ghosts. Head to our Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

At the PledgeMe page you will find rewards that will enable you to be one of the first in world to wear Black Orba Shoes, even your own personalised pair while taking advantage of the discounts on offer.

We are very grateful to everyone’s assistance.

Join the movement.

Orba Shoes

 

 

First strides to our target

13/12/2023 at 11:22 PM

If you've pledged already, here's our heart-felt thank-you for supporting of our campaign. It makes our thought and work in crafting world-first shoes from plant-based materials feel even more worthwhile.
 
Over 24 billion polluting shoes are made per year, with little regard for their impacts on disposal. Orba's innovations are addressing this problem, 1 pair of shoes at a time, without compromising comfort, durability or style.
 
And if you're still thinking about joining us, well ... now's the time to check the rewards!
 
With a week to go in the campaign, can you help us spread the word?  Share the PledgeMe link, or visit and share our Facebook or Instagram posts.  Your enthusiasm is contagious. Every pledge brings us closer to the goal of placing our first order for Ghosts-in-black. 

    Pledgers 392

    Moi
    15/04/2024 at 10:28am
    Anonymous pledger
    15/04/2024 at 10:20am
    Jadin Leslie
    15/04/2024 at 10:18am
    Angela Winder
    14/04/2024 at 9:14pm
    Joanne Mitchell
    14/04/2024 at 8:03pm
    lucci Hennah
    14/04/2024 at 6:32pm

    "I love supporting people trying to do the right thing by doing what is right for the planet"

    Anonymous pledger
    14/04/2024 at 11:17am
    Jo Walker
    14/04/2024 at 9:31am
    David Good
    13/04/2024 at 9:29pm
    Anonymous pledger
    13/04/2024 at 9:17pm
    Anonymous pledger
    13/04/2024 at 9:13pm
    Ümit Holland
    13/04/2024 at 9:11pm
    Anonymous pledger
    13/04/2024 at 8:58pm
    Emily
    13/04/2024 at 7:53pm
    Barry Jelbert
    13/04/2024 at 2:06pm
    Anonymous pledger
    13/04/2024 at 12:24pm
    Alessia
    13/04/2024 at 11:43am
    Angela Turnbull
    13/04/2024 at 9:03am
    Anonymous pledger
    12/04/2024 at 9:15pm
    Teena
    12/04/2024 at 12:37pm

    "2nd pledge for 2nd pair of shoes. "

    Anna van Riel
    12/04/2024 at 9:14am

    "Love your work team Orba!!!"

    Helen McGregor
    12/04/2024 at 12:49am
    Erika
    11/04/2024 at 11:46pm
    Jessica P
    11/04/2024 at 10:41pm
    Anonymous pledger
    11/04/2024 at 7:53pm
    Anonymous pledger
    11/04/2024 at 5:35pm

    "What a fantastic product! "

    Anna
    11/04/2024 at 4:55pm
    Catherine May
    11/04/2024 at 4:44pm
    Anonymous pledger
    11/04/2024 at 4:03pm
    Cheryl Rymer
    11/04/2024 at 3:59pm

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    Help Orba Shoes Launch The New Black Orba Ghosts.

    Project 2023-11-24 15:34:29 +1300

    New Orba Black Ghost Shoes

    We are raising the funds we need to make and release our first Orba Ghosts in black. By pre-buying your Orba Black Ghosts now, you’re helping us go ahead and make them, and in a sustainable way, knowing we have the customer demand to do so.

    If you pledge to this campaign, you’ll be one of the first people in the world to own a pair of the new Orba Black Ghosts - and you’ll get some great discounts too. Our Orbas currently come in sizes EU36-47 which is US Women 5-16 & US Men 3-14.

    Who are we?

     

    We’re Orba, a New Zealand company with a focus on sustainability by eliminating waste in the shoe industry.. 

    The word "sustainability" can be overused and misused.  We think the definition from the World Commission on Environment and Development (The Brundtland Report) is best:

    “Meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

     

    All Orba shoes are made from natural materials that are designed to break down to nothing when you’ve finished with them.  In this we are actively supporting the opportunity for future generations to enjoy this planet as we found it. 

    Orba is looking to "close the loop" in footwear.  We support ethical sourcing and manufacturing to ensure sustainable growth in the communities we work with. Orba represents a design revolution that focus's on reducing landfill, one pair of shoes at a time.

    We meet the needs of today’s market with shoes that are stylish, without compromising the benefits of comfort, durability and affordability.

     

    Orba Off-White Ghost Sneakers

    Why have we created Orba?

     

    Footwear is one of the world's most polluting industries - from the synthetic materials used through to the production processes and eventual disposal. The toxins leach into our food chain, water and affect people’s health. There are over 24 billion polluting shoes made every year!

    Made from the earth, returns to the earth.

    All Orba shoes are made from over 95%+ bio-based materials, made from nature are designed to biodegrade and compost in the right microbial environment at the end of their useful life.  

    Our rubber sole material is the first and only in the world to receive this USDA certification.

     

     

    All our dyes are 100% plant-based, including the dye for black Orba Ghosts.  It is reported that 20% of the world's fresh-water pollution is caused by synthetic fabric dyes.  We are addressing this problem.  The run-off from our dyeing process is natural, and goes to irrigate the banana plantations surrounding the dye-house.   

    This means you can feel good knowing that when you’re ready to say goodbye, your shoes will return to nature, going back into the soil where they came from.

    Made from nature and kind to the planet.

    We carefully chose each material for its unique properties and low environmental impact. 

    Natural rubber, coconut oil and rice husk ash, a waste product from food production, for the sole.

    Cork and coir (coconut husk), waste product from food production, for the footbed.

    Flax, ramie (nettle), kenaf (hemp) for the upper.  These crops grow on waste land, without the need for irigation, pesticides or fertilisers.  They don't interfere with the food chain.

    We craft our renewable plant-based materials into a shoe of comfort, style and good vibes, and one that does not compromise durability.

    Read more on our website including our sustainability framework, plan and code of conduct.

    Orba Shoes Values Icon Made of nature

    Made from nature.

       

    Orba Shoes Values Icon More sustainable

    More sustainable.

     

    Orba Shoes Values Icon Biodegradable materials

    Biodegradable materials.

     

    What is the Ghost?

     

    Our range of shoes is named "Ghost", because when they reach their end of life they will eventually vanish, leaving no trace. 

    We started with our first shoe, the Orba Off-white Ghost.  This has been in the New Zealand market and delivered internationally for over two years, a consistent, yet lonely, player attracting attention from customers all over the world.

    Our customer feedback has always been very positive, 96.2% satisfaction and we receive constant requests for additional colours, sizes and styles.

     

    What are we crowdfunding for?

     

    Since we’ve heard from many of you that you love your Orbas, we want to raise the funds we need to release our next two shoes, the new "Black Ghost" and the "Black Ghost / trimmed in White".  They are dyed black using natural plant-based dyes.  The run-off from our natural dyeing process irrigates a banana plantation!

    By pre-buying our shoes, you’ll help us to make the right number of our shoes. You’re helping us do that in a more sustainable way knowing we have the customer demand to do so. 

    The Black Ghost range is ready-to-go, we have the final samples from the production line, we just need the funds to make it happen.

     

    Check out the available rewards to help us raise the funds we need.

    Reserve your pair NOW!

     

    Black / Off-white

     

    Black / Black

    What do others say about Orba Shoes?

     

    Hey it's not always about us and what we say, others also believe that the intent, design and success of the off-white Ghost warrants our decision to produce the two black Ghosts.

     

    As featured in...

     

    Industry recognition ...

     

    Global accreditations ...

     

    Customer feedback ...

    Over 500 five-star reviews for comfort and style. Here are some of our favourites.

    A little bit more about us.

     

    Our mission.

    To be the world-leading supplier of non-polluting footwear and related industrial materials that are more sustainably mass-produced.

    Our vision.

    An industry where all polluting and unsustainable factors can be entirely removed, while providing quality products, economic sustainability, and social and environmental benefits.

    Our Sustainability Framework.

    The Sustainability Framework details our overall vision and business governance structure, product materials selection criteria, preferred third-party eco-certifications and scientific testing for biodegradability and compostability. See our full Framework here.

    Stretch targets.

      > If we get to $50k we’ll launch more colours. And you can vote on which one is for you!

      > If we get to $100k we’ll launch another style. And you can vote on which one is for you!

    Production timeline.

       November 2023: PledgeMe Campaign commences

       17 April 2024: PledgeMe Campaign closes

       24 April 2024: Orders sent to factory

       1 May 2024: Off-white shoe orders dispatched

       31 July 2024: Black and Black/White shoe orders available for dispatch

    Risks and Challenges.

    There’s no risk to you as the order you make won’t proceed unless we reach our target. What risks do we face, only that we don’t reach our target. The design is finished, the material supply and production facility is ready to go, the packaging and distribution is already in place for our current range, the final samples ahve been provided and approved. We just need the pre-orders to launch the campaign.

    Who's behind Orba?

     

    Marshall Westlake

    Development and Production Manager - over 60 years in the footwear industry, the past 30 in Indonesia and now known as a grandfather to the Indonesian footwear industry which employs over 800,000 people. He’s watched the changes there, from when product was wrapped in banana leaves that could be thrown away and composted, to the massive plastic problem that the footwear industry has contributed to and he was a part of.

    “I see this as a product that had to happen if the planet is going to avoid choking on plastic and related poisons.”

     

    Gillian Boucher

    Sustainability Advisor - professional musician turned International and Sustainable Development leader.

    “My commitment to taking action to solve problems related to waste and pollution followed a life-changing visit to one of the largest open refuse sites in the Philippines, “Smokey Mountain,”. I was invited to perform in the Philippines to raise funds to build a school there. Amidst the toxic haze and hazardous landscape were shanties full with thousands of families with children walking bare foot in piles of garbage. What struck me the most was that number of children working.”

     
     

    Scott Anderson

    Operations and Finance Manager - 35 years of business and operations experience, working in sustainability since 2014.

     
     

    Sam Marshall

    Designer - five years of product design experience in internationally recognised studios.

     
     

    Greg Howard

    20 years entrepreneurial experience in ecologically aware apparel.

    Reward Delivery.

     

    If we’re successful, we will ship the white Ghost orders in May 2024 once pledges are processed.

    For new ranges, black, black/white trim and new sizes, orders will be available for dispatch by 31 July 2024.

    We will send you vouchers, and final payment is required before dispatch.

    Freight will be added to the balance payment for black and black/white orders and charged before dispatch. International freight will be an additional charge.

    Deliveries ex New Zealand to your region may be subject to local fees or taxes. These will be calculated by your local customs office, subject to the policies in your country. The recipient is responsible for these additional charges if there are any. Normally they are charged to the recipient through the courier service.

    Contact us.

    Have questions, or want to partner with us? Send us an email on [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.

    What do you get in return?

     

    Shoes. That are designed to biodegrade and compost. We’ve created a limited range of rewards from our existing Ghost shoes (at a discount to thank you for helping us get this over the line) through to our new range. 

    All Orba Ghost shoes normally sell at $150. The special launch price for Black and Black/White shoes is $100. Order now and save $50. Also look for rewards for our existing Off-white shoes at the special launch price and available immediately. You can read more about these rewards down the side of this campaign page.

    All new Black, Black/White trim and new-sized sneakers will be available for dispatch in July 2024.

    We offer sizes EU36-47. (US Women 5-16) (US Men 3-14).

     

    Orba Shoes New Black Ghost

    Select your reward before 17 April 2024 to reserve your Orba Black Ghosts and help us reduce waste in the shoe industry.

     

    Comments

    Thank You!!!

    19/04/2024 at 1:05 PM

    Thank-you to all those who pledged to the Orba Black Ghost campaign. We achieved our target and even exceeded it by 15%. We are bvery grateful to all our Pledgers.

    We will be in touch next week to update you on next steps, confirm your Reward selections and all necessary details and how we will gather your shoes sizes.

    We are very excited about getting the new range underway and getting your shoes to you.

    Thank you again and look out for an email with all the details.

    The Orba Team

    Oh so close!! Only $418 needed to reach our $25,000 target with 1 DAY TO GO!!

    16/04/2024 at 12:12 PM

    73 pledges in 4 days has rocketed us to within touching distance of our target. We just need 6 more pledges to enable us to set the production line into action.

    We have the materials, the production time is scheduled, the freight is organised and with 6 more Pledges we will push the big green button.

    Thank you to all of you who have got us to this point, we very much appreciate your support and patience.

    If you haven't pledged, or if you can help further, please visit our page and select a reward. All shoes are discounted by 33% for this campaign only!

    If you have pledged, can you pass the message on to others who you know would want to be involved. Eliminating shoe waste is a real priority if we are going to stop polluting our planet. 

    Can you visit our PledgeMe page or head to Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

    Thanks again for being part of this with us.

    The Orba Team

    Wow!! Thank you so much.

    11/04/2024 at 3:46 PM

    After our update 2 days ago we received a further 23 pledges, 276 in total, and are now only 79 short of our target with 6 days to go. Thank you so much for responding. We're racing against the clock but determined to reach our goal.

    Achieving this campaign target will be a vote of confidence that people do care as much as us about eliminating waste in the shoe industry. Your support to this end has been fantastic..

    If you haven't pledged, or if you can help further, please visit our page and select a reward. All shoes are discounted by 33% for this campaign only!

    If you have pledged, can you pass the message on to others who you know would want to be involved. Eliminating shoe waste is a real priority if we are going to stop polluting our planet. 

    Can you visit our PledgeMe page or head to Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

    Thanks again for being part of this with us.

    The Orba Team

    We are on a roll, but still need your help! Only 8 days to go.

    09/04/2024 at 12:51 PM

    We now have 253 pledges with 55 received in the last 7 days!

    As we hone in on our target (over 70% now) we are very aware the clock is ticking.

    If you are one of the 250+ Pledgers to date, thank you so much for your support and belief in our vision, eliminating waste from the shoe industry, is a goal we can achieve together. It means the world to us! We are incredibly excited about the potential of Orba Black Ghosts and can't wait to see them come to life once we achieve our goals.

    Can you help us please. The current rate will get us there but it will be tight and we need all the help we can get.

    If you haven't pledged or can help further please visit our page and select a reward. All shoes are discounted by 33% for this campaign only!

    If you have pledged can you pass the message on to others who you know would want to be involved. Eliminating shoe waste is a real priority if we are going to stop polluting our planet. 

    Can you visit our PledgeMe page or head to Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

    Thanks you for your support. We can achieve our goals together.

    The Orba Team

    Orba Campaign Still Live!!

    23/02/2024 at 4:36 PM

     

    Orba is extending it's campaign until mid april.   We have several big announcements on the way, including that we have reduced the CO2 footprint of shoes by 65%, are testing a new technology that promises to turn our shoes into fertiliser more quickly, at the end of their life, and how the plant-based fabric dyeing processes we use do not pollute waterways, but rather, the excess water irrigates a banana plantation. 

    In order to allow more interested people to participate we are extending the campaign while we finalise technical details around these world-first developments. 

    We apologise that a previous announcement said the campaign was finished, it is well and truely still live. We will have a more complete update next week on the exciting news mentioned above

    Join the movement 

    The Orba Team.

    Exciting Update! Pledge open till Feb-22

    21/12/2023 at 12:56 PM

    Exciting Update! We've extended our PledgeMe campaign until February 22, 2024. Why?

    We're still putting the final touches on groundbreaking world-first developments related to Orba's use of highly renewable materials. Stay tuned after the holidays for some big reveals!

    Here's a hint: We're passionate about reducing footwear's impact on the planet without compromising comfort, durability, and style. Our work is about to reach new heights with the new black Ghosts. Our developments make some significant steps towards a more sustainable future, and a better performing product.

    Get ready for something extraordinary!

    If you're one of the 150 already exisiting Pledgers, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your belief in our vision means everything. If you haven't had a chance yet, or if you know someone who might be interested, there's still time to join us in reshaping the future of footwear.

    You can visit us at our Orba PledgeMe page if you wish to further support us.

    We're incredibly excited about the potential of the black Orbas and we can't wait to see this vision come to life and reach our goals with your continued support.

    Thank you for being part of this journey.

    The Orba Team

    New Target reached & a new Reward - Put your brand on our shoes!

    15/12/2023 at 11:33 AM

     

    Thank you for your help to date, we now have 100 Pledges!! Thank you, again to those who have so far pledged.

    There are still many great rewards available at the PledgeMe page including:

    ·      Discounts of 33% off purchases of black and black / off white shoes

    ·       Discounts off our existing off-white shoes

    ·       Combinations of all three colours of shoes

     

    And now there is another great and unique reward.

    Your own personalised pair of shoes!

    Our latest reward allows you to help us prevent the worlds landfills being deposited with billions of pairs of polluting footwear while standing out from the crowd in your own personalised Orba Ghosts. It’s your personalised plate for your feet!

    ·        Your slogan can be your name or any word (We do reserve the right to not use any word that negatively affects our brand)

    ·        The word can be up to 8 characters and use upper or lower case lettering & numbers

    ·        The slogan will then be displayed on the front of your shoes                                                                                                                                

    24 billion polluting shoes are made every year with the equivalent number being deposited in landfills or just left in the environment. As 18% of the world sneaker market is black shoes, the introduction of Orba Black Ghosts can start to address this problem, 1 pair of shoes at a time.

    To help spread the word share the link to our PledgeMe page and tell people about being a supporter of Orba Shoes and our new Black Ghosts. Head to our Facebook or Instagram and share our latest post about the campaign.

    At the PledgeMe page you will find rewards that will enable you to be one of the first in world to wear Black Orba Shoes, even your own personalised pair while taking advantage of the discounts on offer.

    We are very grateful to everyone’s assistance.

    Join the movement.

    Orba Shoes

     

     

    First strides to our target

    13/12/2023 at 11:22 PM

    If you've pledged already, here's our heart-felt thank-you for supporting of our campaign. It makes our thought and work in crafting world-first shoes from plant-based materials feel even more worthwhile.
     
    Over 24 billion polluting shoes are made per year, with little regard for their impacts on disposal. Orba's innovations are addressing this problem, 1 pair of shoes at a time, without compromising comfort, durability or style.
     
    And if you're still thinking about joining us, well ... now's the time to check the rewards!
     
    With a week to go in the campaign, can you help us spread the word?  Share the PledgeMe link, or visit and share our Facebook or Instagram posts.  Your enthusiasm is contagious. Every pledge brings us closer to the goal of placing our first order for Ghosts-in-black. 
      Moi
      15/04/2024 at 10:28am
      Anonymous pledger
      15/04/2024 at 10:20am
      Jadin Leslie
      15/04/2024 at 10:18am
      Angela Winder
      14/04/2024 at 9:14pm
      Joanne Mitchell
      14/04/2024 at 8:03pm
      lucci Hennah
      14/04/2024 at 6:32pm

      "I love supporting people trying to do the right thing by doing what is right for the planet"

      Anonymous pledger
      14/04/2024 at 11:17am
      Jo Walker
      14/04/2024 at 9:31am
      David Good
      13/04/2024 at 9:29pm
      Anonymous pledger
      13/04/2024 at 9:17pm
      Anonymous pledger
      13/04/2024 at 9:13pm
      Ümit Holland
      13/04/2024 at 9:11pm
      Anonymous pledger
      13/04/2024 at 8:58pm
      Emily
      13/04/2024 at 7:53pm
      Barry Jelbert
      13/04/2024 at 2:06pm
      Anonymous pledger
      13/04/2024 at 12:24pm
      Alessia
      13/04/2024 at 11:43am
      Angela Turnbull
      13/04/2024 at 9:03am
      Anonymous pledger
      12/04/2024 at 9:15pm
      Teena
      12/04/2024 at 12:37pm

      "2nd pledge for 2nd pair of shoes. "

      Anna van Riel
      12/04/2024 at 9:14am

      "Love your work team Orba!!!"

      Helen McGregor
      12/04/2024 at 12:49am
      Erika
      11/04/2024 at 11:46pm
      Jessica P
      11/04/2024 at 10:41pm
      Anonymous pledger
      11/04/2024 at 7:53pm
      Anonymous pledger
      11/04/2024 at 5:35pm

      "What a fantastic product! "

      Anna
      11/04/2024 at 4:55pm
      Catherine May
      11/04/2024 at 4:44pm
      Anonymous pledger
      11/04/2024 at 4:03pm
      Cheryl Rymer
      11/04/2024 at 3:59pm

      Followers of Help Orba Shoes launch the new black Orba Ghosts.

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/04/2024 at 8:00 PM.
      Orba Bag.
      1x Pair Black - Black Ghosts.
      1x Pair Black - Off-White Ghosts.
      Black Ghost Combo (2x Pairs)
      1x Pair Off-White Ghost
      Personalised Orba's!
      Ghost Combo (Black - Off-White)
      Ghost Combo (Black - Black)
      Double Off-White
      Triple Dip (3x Pairs)