The status quo is not sustainable. We exist to shatter it
Our People and Planet report was created as a means for transparency — to share our goals for the people and the planet — and report back in a year’s time. Check out how we did in 2019.
As a B Corp business, we believe that prioritizing people and the environment matter just as much as profits and happy customers.
Update our core values to reflect diversity and inclusion — and use it as a filter for every decision we make as a company.
This includes completing annual Diversity & Inclusion Training, updating our core values, creating a screening process when vetting external partners, and representing more diversity in campaigns.
Reduce our packaging by 25%.
We’re not quitting — last year we reduced our product packaging by 25%. This year we aim to reduce our freight packaging by the same amount by researching new shipping materials and recycling programs. We will also reevaluate the shipment of samples during our design process to eliminate plastic where necessary.
Status: Partially Accomplished
We reduced our packaging by eliminating the need for a mailer for all our accessory boxes. We did not find a solution (yet) for recyling foam.
Equip staff with financial investment opportunities and education.
We will invest in our team — and their futures — by offering RSP matching and financial literacy training for all full-time employees.
Revamp 25% of our shoe and accessory materials list to include more sustainable options (A and B ratings). See chart.
Status: Not Accomplished
17% of our shoe and accessory materials were made from A and B rated material options.
LWG : Leather Working Group. The LWG is made up of member brands, retailers, product manufacturers, leather manufacturers, chemical suppliers and technical experts that have worked together to develop an environmental stewardship protocol specifically for the leather manufacturing industry.
Offer educational scholarships to the children and grandchildren of our artisans in Mexico.
Public schools in Mexico have fees. We will offer high school and post-secondary scholarships for our artisan’s families to provide financial relief and educational opportunities.
Offset our ground shipping carbon emissions.
For any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of ground shipping our products, we will invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount.
Maximize our product’s wear and provide sustainable recycling options at the end of the product lifecycle.
We will re-examine our product lifecycle to ensure our footwear and accessories become wardrobe staples for at least 5 years by focusing on timeless designs and top-of-the-line materials and craftsmanship. To grow the circularity of our products, we will partner with Soles4Souls and bring new life to past purchases.
This is (and we) are not perfect. However, with incremental steps, relentless focus, and accountability, we are changing the fashion industry.