“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make"
- Jane Goodall, Honorary Member of World Future Council
Responsible production is part of our ethos and a key element in our brand vision.
Millions of fashion items are wasted every year due to overproduction, causing unnecessary strain on our planet and its resources.
In fact, it's not uncommon to hear luxury brands burning - not metaphorically but literally - millions of euros worth of merchandise every year in an effort to maintain 'brand value'.
Rather than compound this problem, we are doing something about it.
Produced on-demand, our footwear is made-to-order through our Ecommerce platform. This prevents cycles of overproduction, and reduces waste to zero.
As a bi-product, this means our customers own rare and exclusive footwear that helps them stand out and be unique.
ARTEANA shoes are handmade in Italy with help from female artisans across Europe to ensure that credit and compensation for originality, design, and heritage are distributed fairly.
We've diligently spent months searching for the best production partners and material suppliers in Italy and Spain, helping us ensure high sustainable standards and ethical work conditions for everyone involved in our supply chain.
The materials used in our collections have been hand-picked from certified, sustainable suppliers in Europe. We take great pride building relationships with all artisans and craftspeople, regularly visiting their workshops, and experiencing their passion, dedication, and quality of work first-hand.