WE ARE CLIMATE
NEUTRAL CERTIFIED

SUSTAINABILITY

Our mission is to preserve traditional craftsmanship in a modern world. We can't support Mexican artisans socially and at the same time ignore the environmental issues that lead to extreme droughts, crop losses and ultimately makes their country a unlivable.

Science says we have just nine years to make the changes needed to tackle climate change. So we need to make a change now.

As a Climate Neutral Certified brand, CANO hopes to inspire other brands to do the same and take action.

HOW DID WE BECOME CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED?

The Climate Neutral certification process consists of 3 steps: measure, reduce, offset.

1. MEASURE

We measured out CO2 emissions for 2020 measured 77 tones. This includes our whole supply chain and all transportation.

2. REDUCE

We already have a low CO2 footprint compared to other brands. But we believe that we can always do better.

Now that we know where the CO2 hotspots of our supply chain are, we committed to two reduction measures for the next 24 months to reduce our environmental footprint. These include switching to green energy providers for our headquarters in Düsseldorf and shipping our products by boat instead of airplane.

3. OFFSET

We try to get as close as possible, but no brand can have zero emissions. For those unavoidable emissions, we work together with Climate Neutral to support projects to offset our emissions.

Our projects include forest conservation in Cambodia, clean cookstoves in Mali, renewable energy in China, and more sustainable initiatives from all over the world.

SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED?

Climate Neutral is about balancing your C02 calculation.

 

Every year, we keep measuring our emissions while actively working to reduce them in our supply chain. The emissions we can't reduce, we offset by investing in climate projects. So in the end the amount of CANO's emissions are reduced somewhere else in the world, creating a balance.

CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT PRESERVES WHAT'S GOOD

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

As part of our philosophy, taking responsibility for protecting our environment is one of our major goals. That’s why we strive towards becoming more sustainable with the implementation of processes and materials that are non-polluting and organically sourced. We also seek to work with suppliers that share our planet-first philosophy and use certified processes that ensure high quality materials while protecting the environment.

Learn more about our Vision

 

MATERIALS


VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER

Our leather, the most important resource in our huaraches, is vegetable tanned following a traditional, 200-year-old method and extensive 14-step process that takes up to 28 days. The cow hides are dyed using plant and earth-based tanning agents instead of harmful chemicals, and are naturally dried outside over multiple days.

Apart from the tanning process, we try to keep our leather as ethical as possible. The cows come from wide-open farms and to keep transportation short and emissions low, all our leather is sourced locally.

Check out our Huaraches

CHROMIUM TANNED LEATHER

CERTIFIED LEATHER

NATURAL CREPE SOLES

Natural rubber crepe comes from an indigenous South American tradition that involves a handcrafted process of several steps and requires expert knowledge and experience.

Crepe Rubber gives our huaraches a natural luxury finish, while also making them incredibly flexible, resistant and comfortable. This incredible material is capable of providing long lasting durability, yet thanks to its all natural composition, is also completely bio-degradable.

Check out our Natural Crepe Shoes

Learn more about our Natural Crepe soles

UPCYCLED AIRPLANE TIRE SOLE

Our boots are equipped with this innovative sole made from old rubber tires that would usually go to landfill. We decided to give these tires a second life. As soles for our boots, the recycled tire material provides extra durability, grip and support with every step. Additionally, because tires are a highly resistant material that can take up to 80 years to decompose, recycling them helps keeps our planet cleaner.

Check out our Boots


As part of our commitment we'll continue to work towards implementing better materials and processes to our products and partner with people who are equally as committed to this goal as we are.

Learn more about
Our Craftsmanship

Learn more about
Our Partners

VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER

The leather, as our most important resource, is vegetable tanned following a traditional 200 year old method and extensive 14-step process that takes up to 28 days. The cow hides are dyed using plant and earth-based tanning agents instead of harmful chemicals and are naturally dried outside over multiple days.

Apart from the tanning process, we try to keep our leather as ethical as possible. The cows come from wide-open farms and to keep transportation short and emissions low, all our leather is sourced locally.

 

Check out our Huaraches

CHROMIUM TANNED LEATHER

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

As part of our philosophy, taking responsibility for protecting our environment is one of our major goals. That’s why we strive towards becoming more sustainable with the implementation of processes and materials that are non-polluting and organically sourced. We also seek to work with suppliers that share our planet-first philosophy and use certified processes that ensure high quality materials while protecting the environment.

Learn more about our Vision

 

MATERIALS


VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER

Our leather, the most important resource in our huaraches, is vegetable tanned following a traditional, 200-year-old method and extensive 14-step process that takes up to 28 days. The cow hides are dyed using plant and earth-based tanning agents instead of harmful chemicals, and are naturally dried outside over multiple days.

Apart from the tanning process, we try to keep our leather as ethical as possible. The cows come from wide-open farms and to keep transportation short and emissions low, all our leather is sourced locally.

Check out our Huaraches

CERTIFIED LEATHER

NATURAL CREPE SOLES

Natural rubber crepe comes from an indigenous South American tradition that involves a handcrafted process of several steps and requires expert knowledge and experience.

Crepe Rubber gives our huaraches a natural luxury finish, while also making them incredibly flexible, resistant and comfortable. This incredible material is capable of providing long lasting durability, yet thanks to its all natural composition, is also completely bio-degradable.

Check out our Natural Crepe Shoes

Learn more about our Natural Crepe Soles

UPCYCLED AIRPLANE TIRE SOLE

Our boots are equipped with this innovative sole made from old rubber tires that would usually go to landfill. We decided to give these tires a second life. As soles for our boots, the recycled tire material provides extra durability, grip and support with every step. Additionally, because tires are a highly resistant material that can take up to 80 years to decompose, recycling them helps keeps our planet cleaner.

Check out our Boots


As part of our commitment we'll continue to work towards implementing better materials and processes to our products and partner with people who are equally as committed to this goal as we are.

Learn more about
Our Craftsmanship

Learn more about
Our Partners