Therefore, Philipp and Lukas aim to support artisans so that the huarache gets the appreciation it deserves.
To do so, they focus on sustainability and quality, covering different areas: in regards to design, they follow an “atemporal style so it can be worn throughout seasons”, representing “a traditional style that will last longer than a trend”.
Their design is usually inspired by traditional ones, molded into distinctive contemporary ones. Concerning materials, the shoes are made from vegetable tanned leather, which is chromium free. The rest of the materials used are recycled or as natural as possible, like natural rubber sole and upcycled airplane tire sole. They are currently looking for a vegan alternative that doesn’t contain PU or polyester.
Finally, regarding ethics, they rely on transparency and traceability.
Using a retraced supply chain transparency tool, they give a voice to their products: they can tell their story, showing where, by whom, and what they are made of.
Care for artisans
Another crucial point in their production is the respect and care for the artisans.
They always make sure that their partners share the same values and treat their employees decently, with proper working conditions and fair wages. Furthermore, they try to reduce waste by using recycled paper for packaging, shipping plastic free and avoiding returns shipping by guiding their customers through sizing and fitting.