Handmade, ethically made, mexican made

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. We foster and honor this trust by paying fair wages, ensuring professional work environments and improving our artisans' living standards.

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:

OUR VALUES

Gender Equality

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

Save 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. We monitor this with regular (unannounced) visits and off-site interviews with the artisans.

Fair living wage

We care about giving our artisans fair wages 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.

Reasonable working hours

Since the workers and artisans are paid a fair wage, they can maintain a healthy work/life balance and tend to their families. We support this further by making sure that shifts are no longer than 8 hours, and include lunch breaks, holidays and sick leave.

LUZ MARIA

Our Huaraches Artisan

Long term

Partnerships

Our partnership with our 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 of Mexican craftsmanship across the globe. In order to achieve this, both parties closely collaborate in the creation and manufacturing of new products. We treasure the relationship we have built with our artisans, and we look forward to continuing our partnership for many years to come.

Learn more about our supply chain transparency

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 that operate according to our workers' rights policies.

No child labor. No forced labor. No modern slavery.

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Payment practices

Before we entered a partnership with our main 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.

Learn more about how we support our artisans' livelihoods during COVID-19

OUR COMMITMENT

To put Mexican craftsmanship on the international fashion landscape, establish longtime partnerships with our suppliers and partners, and give artisans the credit they deserve by introducing their high-quality handcrafted pieces as a stylish, ethical and sustainable alternative to fast fashion.

WORKSHOPS & ARTISANS

All our products are designed in close collaboration with our artisans, every production-step is discussed and planned together.
Sebastian Ocegueda's Workshop

Mexican Huaraches

Location: Sahuayo, Michoacán

José Torres' Workshop

Mexican Boots

Location: Léon, Guanajuato

Valentina Huete's WOrkshop

Handmade Jewelry

Location: Mexico City

TANNERIES

All our suppliers are carefully selected. We make sure that they follow the highest quality of production standards, that they are certified by global ecological organizations but most importantly, that they offer good working conditions for their employees.
Beruma

Vegetable Tanned Leather Supplier

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco

LeFarc

Certified Upper Leather Supplier

Location: Léon, Guanajuato

Tenería Panamerica

Certified Linning Leather Supplier

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco

No empty promises

OUR TRANSPARENCY APPROACH