We founded WAES in 2019 and are proud to be the world’s first and only plastic-free footwear company. Our truly sustainable shoes and trainers are the result of a collaboration of designers, ocean advocates, surfers, scientists and manufacturers, all committed to producing beautiful, stylish and eco-friendly footwear that leaves no trace – we aim to produce footwear with no comprises in terms of eco credentials, materials or function. Damian is the seasoned footwear designer, developer and director of operations with 20 years of experience founding and running the world’s only eco footwear sourcing company. Ed has a history of developing successful businesses and is a materials expert, surfer, anti-plastic oceans campaigner and occasional innovator.

Ed Temperley and Damian Quinn

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