”Walking Clean in a Dirty World” says ekn Footwear. This brand from Germany wants to change the irresponsible footwear industry.
The brand states that in recent decades, the world has been flooded with poorly made synthetic shoes that are harmful to both the environment and the people involved - production workers and consumers.
Ekn was founded to be an alternative to that and is not afraid to take responsibility for all the processes and experiences related to the manufacturing, delivery, and use of its products.
Ekn footwear is made by experienced Portuguese craftsmen. The materials of the shoes are of high quality and no harmful chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Ekn footwear is manufactured in limited batches to keep its environmental impact small and controlled. Much attention is paid to the details of both ekn shoes and in their production.
Ekn footwear offers sneakers, sandals, flip-flops, and ankle boots - an interesting selection of personalized designs for men and women. Ekn also makes completely vegan shoes.
The comfort, fun colors, and trendy style of ekn shoes are worth trying for yourself and on top of that - you will feel light in your heart.
- Design country, material and its origin as well as production country are known
- Supply chain known and supplier data gathered
- Auditing of suppliers
- No fur used, and no hazardous chemicals used in production of materials
- Long-lasting / reparable / recycled / natural / organic / easily recyclable materials
- Certificated materials
- Energy-efficient production & efficient logistics
- Renewable energy used / flights avoided
- Carbon footprint defined and plan for emission reduction & compensation implemented
- Design for quality and long-term use
- Zero waste / waste of production used by another company
- Offering repair / 2nd hand / renting / recycling services
- No child or forced labor, no unsafe or unfair working conditions
- Living wage commitments and decent working hours
- Code of conduct / offers education
- No incineration or landfilling of returned items
- Products are packed in natural or recycled materials
- Environmentally-friendly delivery options