Made in Portugal 🇵🇹
We had only one supplier in Portugal in Guimaraes near Porto when we started our journey in 2011. We reach out to them with many design ideas and a brand new concept; we want to create a shoe line that is 100% Vegan!
We purchased alternatives to leather and suede, 100% animal-free materials, which at the time were not easy to come around. We needed a period of testing and adjusting the production chain and techniques to these new materials. Our suppliers were intrigued and agreed to the challenge.
They fell in love with our products and concept and decided to help us build Good Guys from the ground up. We are still working with these "historical" suppliers today.
For our first season, we gathered 900 pairs for production from boutiques and stores worldwide, which boosted our confidence that Vegan products could find their place in a Leather dominated world.
We are very grateful for all they did for us, their patience, open-mindedness each time we visit the factory in helping us to create the best products possible. Our cowboy boots, western boots, and sneakers are produced in Portugal.
Watch a homemade video we made during our last visit to the factory in Portugal below.
Made in Spain 🇪🇸
Our sandals are produced in an artisan workshop near Toledo in Spain. They exclusively manufacture vegan footwear and have a savoir-faire for comfortable footbed and open-toe shoes.
Their production has been 100% vegan since 2016, but they have manufactured footwear for over 100 years. This small "atelier" has been certified as an artisan workshop for its traditional manufacturing process by the "Ministry of Industry of Spain."
For our summer sandals, we use the anatomical insole made from cork, latex, and jute they created, a firm pillow for the foot: light, comfortable, flexible, and absorbent.
Made in Italy 🇮🇹
We found what we were looking for in the Marche region, where ancient savoir-faire and traditional techniques are preserved, and factories are small family businesses. In the same region, you can find factories working on different shoe components, which create a local community of shoemakers, sole makers, and material suppliers, reducing distances and carbon footprint.
We take time to talk with the whole team, understanding if some steps of our developments could be too complicated if our design is sustainable from a different point of view.
Having the chance to work close to their family-house and in a fair-trade environment, these workers are happy to contribute to sustainable products. Meanwhile, the balance of work-family is respected. We are also pleased to say it is a cooperation between two women-driven companies.