Portugal has a long history of producing quality footwear.
With years of experience in crafting traditional men's footwear, we've made the move to Portugal. Using premium materials, sustainable practices and timeless techniques, it's time to put your best foot forward.
LEATHER WORKING GROUP
We’re an official Leather Working Group (LWG) member and purchase 100% of our leathers from LWG-certified suppliers. Our leather products support responsible manufacturing via the Leather Working Group. We partnered with LWG in 2019 to reduce the environmental impact of leather production, and work with our suppliers to source leather from LWG-rated tanneries. These tanneries must adhere to a strict protocol, focusing on energy and water usage, waste management, the control of chemicals and more.
VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER
60% of our range is vegetable tanned, this means that we use only natural materials in the tanning process of the leather. It's labelled as "vegetable" because it includes utilising tree bark and fruits to tan the leather, no nasty chemicals!
Good for you and our planet - this footbed is made from sugarcane, a fully renewable resource that grows quickly, relying on rainwater to thrive (not irrigation)! All while removing carbon from the atmosphere in the process.
All of our shoes include an internal sole stitch for a more durable, flexible and lighter shoe.
The Blake stitching method applies a combination of glue and a single row of stitching that runs from the length of the shoe through to the inner sole and ending at the upper. You can feel the work of the Blake stitch by running your fingers along the inner sole of the shoe.