Kind Leather - The Materials

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Finding shoe materials that meet all of our ethical and ecological requirements is a royal pain in the ass. To solve this problem, our team has spent years developing our very own in house solution. The results are a safer and kinder way to buy footwear.

It's called Kind Leather™ and it meets our stringent supply chain standards in three key areas: 


ANIMAL ETHICS

HUMAN ETHICS

ECOLOGY

Completely free of animal products Materials are made in fair labor verified facilities No PVC, plasticizers or plastic grade PU
No glue, binders or dyes are tested on animals Shoes assembled in a fair labor verified facility Made with recycled materials and organic waste
Habitat conscious production 
No production in factories not eligible for Fair Trade Certification 
Repairable or recyclable at end of life
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    We are committed to a Transparent and Cruelty-Free supply chain. 

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    KIND LEATHER™ FACTS SHEET: 

    WATER SAVINGS:  
    Our materials and methods save an average of 33,750 gallons of water per pair. 
    FOSSIL FUELS: 
    Each pair reduces fossil fuel usage by 7.74 gallons and our materials are made in a solar powered factory. 
    ENERGY USAGE: 
    Each pair reduces energy usage by 11,0558 kwt hours. In perspective, this is the amount of energy required to make one traditional pair of leather shoes. It's also the same amount of energy required to power an average suburban home for a year.
    PACKING MATERIALS:
    We reduce and reuse where possible. This is why we only have a shipper box and not an inside box. Also, every component of our packing material is made from recycled materials and is recyclable.  
    SOLAR POWER: 
    Materials factories are heavily dependent on fossil fuels and power to operate. Our materials makers use a mix of clean energy and solar energy, eliminating nearly all of the energy costs to produce from the process. They have also received awards for being greener than other materials factories and they are located in the USA under strict EPA guidelines. 
    SUSTAINABILITY FACTS NICORA SHOES

    We are proud of our operation and are happy to answer any questions about our products. Never hesitate to drop us a line at info@nicorashoes.com.