We have not still developed our footwear, so we are not holding in stock. We prefer to ask before produce. As our design is timeless and not based on trend you could have for next warm season.
When we decided to make shoes, we had a few reservations about what material we would use, that was ethical and sustainable. We looked for a vegan, plastic free and plant-based suitable alternative that reduces environmental impact whilst still having the ability to last but the plant based materials existing do not comply with all our requirements .We embarked on a long way to trace leather from organic farm which we could check free range and animal welfare is a reality and goes beyond the organic certified following European rules but currently we could not check it. Besides there is no concern or investment on the part of the industry for the separation of leather from organic farm and those that are not. Finally we have to desist and had to be satisfied as first step using leather that could be chrome-free, no pigment and traced from harvest through to finishing in Europe. We reduce the impact with these simple decisions as standard in industry is no trace, chrome tanning and pigmented coating leather. Chrome tanning is a toxic process which is damaging water ecosystems and people in asian countries.
The reason to use vegetable tanned leather is that is still regarded to be the best material available for shoe uppers in terms of durability, breathability, performance and furthermore recyclability. It is said that plastic or bioplastic based material has one third of cradle-to-gate environmental impact than leather but is was not an option for us as it is not follow our commitment to circular design as at the ends of life it will be not easy to recycle because mixing bio and synthetic materials and it is burnt it leaves chemicals to the atmosphere. See more about environmental footprint. See more about environmental footprint.