FAIRNESS

FAIRNESS

HAND MADE, ETHICALLY MADE, MEXICAN MADE

We love traditional craftsmanship and value the unique skills behind CANO’s handcrafted products. We want to give the artisans the credit they deserve by paying them fair wages, ensuring a professional work environment and improving their living standards.

 

A company’s most valuable resource is its people. People create the products and services that enable a company to exist and grow. At CANO, it's no different - our cherished connection with our artisans rests in our appreciation for their mastery of the century-old weaving techniques used to make Mexican huaraches. We exist because of our artisans skilled craftsmanship and, we believe our partnership will grow through fairness and trust.

CANO stands for Fair Fashion

We ensure that the manufacturing partners we choose to work with care about their people, and promote the following core values that we feel strongly about:

1. Gender Equality

Men and women are paid equally. The mothers that work in the workshops get maternity leave and they are allowed to work from home in order to take care of their children.

2. Safe Working Conditions

It's very important to us that the artisans work in a safe and healthy environment, that they are provided with the right equipment and that our suppliers have certified compliance with all lawful safety regulations.

3. Fair Living Wage

We care about giving the artisans the credit they deserve and a fair wage for their work. This ensures that they have the right to a respectable standard of living including food and nutrition, a healthy life, housing and education for their children.

4. Reasonable Working Hours

Since the workers and artisans are paid a fair wage, they don't have to work extremely long and exhausting hours. Shifts are no longer than 8 hours, and include lunch breaks, holidays and sick leave.

LONG TERM PARTNERSHIPS  

Our partnership with the Mexican artisans has been close since the very beginning. By spending several months in Mexico every year, we actively aim to strengthen this bond. Together we strive to promote the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade Mexican huaraches across the globe. In order to achieve this, both parties closely collaborate in the creation and manufacturing of new models. We treasure the relationship we have built with our artisans, and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.

ARTISANS

Our artisans are the heart and soul behind our products.

We’re proud to be a company that works alongside talented people who have mastered the ancient Mexican craft of leather shoe making. To create our beautiful shoes, we've partnered with two family owned workshops in México.

PAYMENT PRACTICES

Before we entered a partnership with Sebastian’s workshop, we had personal conversations with the artisans. We visited all the artisans at their homes without supervision from the factory. We asked how they like working with Sebastian, how they are paid, how much, how regularly and whether they think it’s fair.

The artisans make 20% more working for Sebastian than they would in other workplaces in Sahuayo. Sebastian tracks the artisans’ work hours with a finger scanner, taking account of the exact time they come in and leave, to ensure their extra hours are paid if they make overtime. We regularly communicate with Sebastian to ensure we pay a fair price and ask the artisans if the payment they receive is correct.

LUZ MARIA - OUR HUARACHES ARTISAN

HAND MADE, ETHICALLY MADE, MEXICAN MADE

We love traditional craftsmanship and value the unique skills behind CANO’s handcrafted products. We want to give the artisans the credit they deserve by paying them fair wages, ensuring a professional work environment and improving their living standards.

 

Every company’s most valuable resource is its people, as they create the products or services and are, therefore, responsible for the company’s reason to exist. The interdependence between CANO and its artisans is obvious, since CANO’s products are based on the century-old weaving technique of the Mexican huaraches. We believe that the key elements to successfully operate in such an interdependence are fairness and trust.

CANO stands for

We assure that the partners we select to work with care about their people and that our values towards a fair fashion industry are aligned, by offering them:

1.- Gender Equality

Men and women are payed equally, the mothers that work on the workshops get maternity leave and they are allowed to work from home in order to take care of their children.

2.- Safe Working Conditions  

It is very important for us that the artisans work in a safe and healthy environment, that there are provided with the right equipment and that our supplies are certified to comply with safety regulations.

3.- Fair Living Wage

We care about giving the artisans the credit they deserve and a fair wage for their work. So they can get the right to an adequate standard of living including food and nutrition, a healthy life, housing and education for their children.

4.- Reasonable Working Hours

Since the workers and artisans are paid a fair wage they don't have to work extremely long and exhausting hours, shifts are no longer than 8 hours, including lunch breaks, holidays and sick leave.

LONG TERM PARTNERSHIPS

Our partnership with the Mexican artisans was close right from the start. Spending several months in Mexico every year, we aim to foster this bond. Our common purpose unites us and together we strive for the goal of promoting handmade Mexican huaraches around the globe. In order to achieve this, both parties closely collaborate in the creation and manufacturing of new models. We treasure the relationship we have built with our artisans, therefore we don’t plan to change our ties any time soon.

ARTISANS

Our Artisans are the heart and soul behind our products.

We’re proud to be a fair trade brand and to be working along talented people who master the ancient mexican craft of leather shoe making. To create our beautiful shoes we've partenered with two family owned workshops in México.

Learn more about our partners

LUZ MARIA - OUR HUARACHES ARTISAN:

FAIRNESS

CANO stands for

We assure that the partners we select to work with care about their people and that our values towards a fair fashion industry are aligned, by offering them:

1.- Gender Equality

Men and women are paid equally, the mothers that work on the workshops get maternity leave and they are allowed to work from home in order to take care of their children. 

2.- Safe Working Conditions

It is very important for us that the artisans work in a safe and healthy environment, that there are provided with the right equipment and that our supplies are certified to comply with safety regulations.

3.- A Fair Living Wage

We care about giving the artisans the credit they deserve and a fair wage for their work. So they can get the right to an adequate standard of living including food and nutrition, a healthy life, housing and education for their children.

4.- Reasonable Working Hours

Since the workers and artisans are paid a fair wage they don’t have to work extremely long and exhausting hours, shifts are no longer than 8 hours including lunch breaks, holidays and sick leave. 

LONG TERM PARTNERSHIPS

Our partnership with the Mexican artisans was close right from the start. Spending several months in Mexico every year, we aim to foster this bond. Our common purpose unites us and together we strive for the goal of promoting handmade Mexican huaraches around the globe. In order to achieve this, both parties closely collaborate in the creation and manufacturing of new models. We treasure the relationship we have built with our artisans, therefore we don’t plan to change our ties any time soon.

ARTISANS

Our Artisans are the heart and soul behind our products.

We’re proud to be a fair trade brand and to be working along talented people who master the ancient mexican craft of leather shoe making. To create our beautiful shoes we've partnered with two family owned workshops in México.

Learn more about our partners