Our manufacturer is based in the city of Dongguan, Southern China. Today, Dongguan is one of the global capitals of shoemaking, attracting skilled craftsmen from as far afield as Italy, Spain, England, and Brazil.
We work exclusively with a single factory for all our production. Run by a collective of New Zealanders, British, and Chinese, both Western and Eastern values are reflected throughout the workplace culture.
They pride themselves in their commitment to ethical manufacturing. All workers are paid a living wage (including health insurance and pension contributions), are provided daily meals, on-site accomodation, as well as the option of free English classes.
We visit several times a year, working alongside the development and production teams sourcing, adjusting, and refining until products are ready to go to market.