CANO is a young shoe brand that stands for sustainable and ethically produced shoes. Handmade by Mexican craftsmanship, reviving the traditional huarache style with a classic modern shoe.
The shoes are made of vegetable-tanned leather. This is a 200 year old method that takes 28 days with a 14 step process. This method only uses vegetable tanning agents, instead of tanning agents with dangerous chemicals. The leather comes from local farms where the cows have a nice life and because it is close to the manufacturing they have as little emission as possible during transport. Furthermore, almost no leather is wasted in the production of the shoes. This is because many small strips of leather are used. Small pieces of leather are unusable with other types of shoes, but CANO makes good use of them.
CANO shoes are produced fair trade by local craftsmen in Mexico, who are supported in keeping their traditional techniques.