We have partnered with a small-scale factory in Leon, Mexico.
They employ 10 full-time artisans and have a weekly production capacity of less than 500 pairs. Employees earn 5x the minimum wage. This is 57%-69% above the average typical family living wage for the region based on 2019 data from wageindicator.org.
Every detail is carefully crafted by hand and inspected to ensure the best quality. Each pair takes 24 hours from start to finish.
Over 85% of our leather comes from the WYNY tannery. They have been using 100% vegetable tannins since 1978 and have gold auditing certificates for compliance and environmental standards.
Textiles are hand woven by a social cooperative of weavers in Chiapas, using traditional looms and methods. The slight variations and handmade quality are what make these so special.
Our leather footbeds have an leather arch insert and will mold to your foot with wear. Soft leather lining and natural materials are breathable for all day comfort.
Leather outsoles and heels can be repaired and restored at your local shoe repair.
We use 100% post-consumer cardboard for all our packaging and are always striving to find ways to reduce the amount of waste in our supply chain.
We purchase carbon offsets for our shipping from cooleffect.org