Ethically Sourced Leathers
When we first heard about African leathers, we soundly rejected the idea of using them in our products.
Consequently, we were then provided government documentation describing the importance of supporting these majestic creatures, and we reconsidered.
Our research revealed that when an animal perishes, and Game Wardens are able to respond quickly, the meat can be harvested to feed local villagers and the hide is sold to a government-controlled tannery. Therefore, these hides are meticulously tracked and monitored. The proceeds, in turn, pay the wages of the Game Wardens while aiding park funding to keep the animals safe from poachers.
Toehold® takes pride in using labor-intensive, ancient techniques combined with state-of-the-art equipment to achieve an unparalleled line of products. The amount of time dedicated to each pair and our attention to detail is what sets us apart from our competitors. Our staff includes skilled craftsman who have dedicated their careers to the art of creating beautiful flip flops.