All Alterre shoes are produced using a fair labor manufacturer in Brazil and we have visited the factory ourselves and made sure that everyone there was happy and healthy.
We reduce both out leather and plastic waste by making our heels with recycled plastic and using a laser cutter for our patterns. Most of our components are also sourced within the same city as our factory, which helps reduce our carbon footprint and support the local economy.
We love working with our factory because it is managed by a woman and also has a program that sponsors any worker that wants to move to a management track. If the person who packs the shoes into the boxes wants to go up the chain, the factory will train them and even pay for qualification programs!
As we grow, we commit to being socially responsible and have been awarded the Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury in recognition of our excellence in sustainability.