Would you imagine the highlights of the future made with materials from the past?
We are constantly improving and searching for new sources of natural and clean materials to develop sustainable and ethical products.
We believe we can help the environment by championing these innovative and lower-impact materials while making sure we bring you high-quality timeless shoes.
Certified leather by the Leather Working Group (LWG)
The leather we use is always the cleanest and durable type of leather, certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG)
By purchasing certified leather, we can track origins and environmentally responsible practices along the process of transforming the raw material to the final product. Moreover, no harmful chemicals are used and the water consumption is also reduced by 50%.
We use Corn leather from our Italian supplier and their material has multiple certifications like PETA and Usda. Our Corn leather is from an eco-friendly product line with the highest percentage of biomass available on the market – up to 81%, made with recycled polyester from plastic bottles and bio polyols, obtained from non-food and GMO-free corn crops.
When plant-based is not possible, we believe in making vegan products by recycling or upcycling plastics. This way we can give a ‘second life’ to the residual waste so no more ‘new’ plastic is added to the world but some pre-existing plastic is reused for a new purpose.
Organic Cotton and Textiles
We only use certified cotton by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This organization is a worldwide leader in organic fiber certification. The standards required to achieve the certification involve socially and environmentally responsible practices, such as minimizing the use of water and harmful chemicals as pesticides.
These actions must be accomplished during the harvesting of the raw materials and throughout the textile supply chain, thus, all textiles avoid contamination and have a reduced carbon footprint. The organization provides credible assurance due to their on-site inspections.
That’s one of the drivers that inspire us to use certified organic cotton for linings, laces and tote bags. Last but not least, we love it for its natural, lovely touch and feel.
Wool & Mohair
Our scarves are made from locally sourced mohair, it’s made by the last mohair manufacturer in Spain.
The whole process to obtain the perfect natural fibers is completely artisanal and handcrafted by experts in a 1930s family workshop.
Natural and Synthetic Rubber
We are always seeking the perfect balance between performance and sustainability.
Our soles are made from various materials and our soles are made of natural rubber, TPU or EVA, depending on the model.
EVA is the lightest material and stands for Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, rubber is the most natural and TPU is a mix of synthetic-based durable materials.
In boots and heel soles, natural wood and man-made compositions of natural raw materials are used. The heels (block) are usually made from light polycarbonate.
Fundamentally we like the look of Linen, but we select this material due to its natural properties. It comes from the fibers of flax plants and its sourcing is environmental-friendly since it causes a lower ecological impact than cotton, it only takes a small amount of water to grow and is biodegradable.
We associate linen with natural elegance, is light, breathable and uniformly textured. With time, it becomes even softer to the touch so you will find yourself fresh during the warmer months and comfortable during the cooler ones while wearing your shoes.
Linen offers great durability, it requires low maintenance and is also hypoallergenic.