PEOPLE & PLANET FIRST,
We combine ancient craftsmanship techniques with innovative production processes to create Earth-friendly & long-lasting pieces, showing that we can work on a sustainable future while preserving the wisdom of the past.
Huaraches have been traditionally made with real leather and we opted to stick to it for the following reasons:
- It is an incredibly durable material (when taken good care of).
- It is more naturally biodegradable compared to some plant-based alternatives.
- It provides the perfect flexibility and sturdiness required for our special hand-woven technique. Which allows our shoes to be super comfortable and to adjust to the shape of your feet.
- Plus the cowhides we use are a byproduct of the meat industry (solving waste streams).
Natural crepe comes from the indigenous South American tradition of collecting* sap (latex substance) from the Hevea (rubber tree) and then curdling it into thick blocks.
Crepe rubber turns out to be an incredibly flexible and resistant material, giving our shoes the perfect grip while being extra comfortable. This phenomenal material provides long-lasting durability while being 100% biodegradable.
*The sap harvesting process actually helps the trees to thrive.
The tanneries we work with commit to environmental stewardship and are certified by the Leather Working Group, which audits the tanneries' manufacturing practices, operating permits, raw material sourcing, traceability, use of restricted substances, energy consumption, water usage, air and noise emission and waste management.
Our boots are equipped with an innovative sole made from used 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.
Our jewelry is crafted with upcylced and recycled metals.
We are constantly looking for alternatives that keep our impact on this beautiful Planet as low as possible.