Coclico is committed to ethical manufacturing. Their website's practices description states the following in regards to leather: "We are using more vegetable tanned leathers. These leathers have a beautiful, hand-finished patina from tanning agents derived from bark, fruit, and seeds. We know that sustainability is not as simple as using veg-tanned leather. It's about our tanneries maintaining environmentally responsible practices. We like to reward tanneries who can prove certified standards with our business. This includes water quality maintenance, efficiency practices, and chemical sequestration. It is also desirable to use local sources close to the shoe factory whenever possible."
Be sure to read the 'raison d'etre' section of the website for all of the steps taken by Coclico to craft stylish, high quality footwear as well as setting new standards in the leather industry. Stay tuned for our Spring/Summer 2012 previews soon.