All Alterre shoes are produced using a fair labor manufacturer called Pacific Shoes in Sapiranga, Brazil. We visit the factory ourselves about every 2 years and they have signed a detailed with us to show their commitment for a range of things from protecting workers to not engaging in any form of human trafficking or involuntary labor.
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!
We commit to assessing the factory as new sustainability standards arise or when we visit in person. If they ever do not meet our ethics standards, we commit to withhold our orders or switch our production to a suitable alternate factory until they resolve the issue.
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. We are assessed by them every two years to ensure we are meeting any new sustainability standards.
Learn about our sustainability initiatives using the links below:
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals