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Our approach

Design for a Brighter Tomorrow

We are using a design-based approach to begin our journey towards sustainability, with environmental considerations at the forefront.

our principles
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High Design & Craftmanship

Our shoes are handmade in Italy marrying high craft with cutting technology. These family run ateliers comply with all the highest European standards. We are dedicated to make beautifully designed, long-lasting shoes, to encourage our customer to buy better and wear longer.

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Natural & Compostable Materials

We are focused on using natural and compostable materials throughout our design process and removing synthetics. Whether choosing Nature-L ®️ leathers and suedes, or organic silks and woven hemp we are evolving our product strategy to focus on materials that are much easier on the environmental not just at production level but end of life too.

Beya Second Life

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Beya Second Life: Trade in your pre-loved Beya flats with us and we will compost, recycle and upcycle giving the shoes a second life.

Climate Neutral

Climate Neutral

Climate Neutral

We’ve been working with Climate Neutral to measure our 2020 carbon emissions, offset our entire footprint by investing in climate change solutions, and launch a plan to reduce our emissions this year and beyond. The total sum of our 2020 carbon emissions is 683 tCO2 which is equal to the amount of CO2 that would be produced by charging 83 million smartphones. We offset our entire 2020 footprint by purchasing carbon credits to fund climate change solutions including advancing clean cookstove use in Uganda, household biogas digesters in China and renewable energy generation in the US.

Our Partners
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Climate Neutral Committed

Climate Neutral is a nonprofit organization working to decrease global carbon emissions. We are a currently in the process of becoming a Climate Neutral Certified Brand.

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local people to plant millions of trees every year. Starting from the 22nd of April, we will plant 10 trees for every purchase made on nicholaskirkwood.com

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Ethos

We are using a design-based approach to begin our journey towards sustainability, with environmental considerations at the forefront. Over the next year we will be exploring all aspects of our business, looking at different ways to reduce and ultimately eliminate any negative climate impacts through our supply chain and product. We are also working to become a more circular business, not just by creating lower waste products but also empowering our customers, partners and suppliers to choose more positively and embrace sustainable business practises.We have a lot of work ahead but look forward to sharing this journey with you.

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