Quality & Materials
As a product focused company, we live by creating quality products which have unique designs and are made in the most responsible way possible. This starts with our design approach, and continues to guide our process including material selection, as well as where, how, and with whom we produce the footwear, apparel and accessories we offer.
After years of designing, building relationships with suppliers, factories, and optimizing our production processes, we can proudly say that we continue to bridge the gap between different people, cultures and disciplines, using product as our tool.
From design, to material selection, innovation, and production, our products stand for quality and craftsmanship.
“Every design choice we make is based on quality, responsibility and design, that also counts
for where of how we produce. Each material that we source or way to fabricate this,
comes with decision making with quality in mind.
To me quality is not only on how durable a product is, but also how it feels, ages and fits.
This is our premise.”
- Guillaume Philibert
All our cotton is certified organic cotton. GOTS-certified cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard) is organic, which means that no chemical pesticides have been used in growing the cotton. But GOTS goes beyond that, it imposes requirements on factories regarding the use of harmful chemicals and the consumption of water and energy. It also includes criteria for working conditions in production that are based on international labour organisation standards, such as the right to freedom of trade unions, fair wages and the right to safe and healthy working conditions. Compliance with GOTS requirements is monitored by independent, accredited organisations.
• All Leather is sourced from Leather Working Group Gold Certified supplier.
• 60% of our leather is bovine leather, a by-product to the meat industry.
• 60% of our leather is made out of 90% biobased renewable materials, USDA Biobased Certified.
• 60% of our leather is Der Blaue Engel Certified. Blue Angel certified products better protect the environment and people's health.
Read further to find out more about our efforts regarding to Leather
The Leather Working Group
The LWG is an international, not-for-profit organisation which aims to develop and maintain protocols that assess the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and to promote sustainable and appropriate environmental business practices within the leather industry. The group offers the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol as a means of assessing the environmental performance and related business practices of leather manufacturers.
Der Blaue Engel
Certifies the eco-friendly quality of the leather. Blue Angel certified products better protect the environment and people's health, through concrete benefits:
• Limited water consumption in the production process;
• Raw hides and skins must be sourced in a sustainable way;
• Prudent use of resources during use or disposal;
• The absence of harmful consequences on health and the environment because of their low-emission content;
Biobased Renewable Materials
Embracing sustainability means making thoughtful choices at every step. We prioritize the use of eco-friendly materials that minimize environmental impact. Biobased Renewable Materials have an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change. It increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.