Design for a Brighter Tomorrow
We are using a design-based approach to begin our journey towards sustainability, with environmental considerations at the forefront.
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.
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: Trade in your pre-loved Beya flats with us and we will compost, recycle and upcycle giving the shoes a second life.
Eden Reforestation Projects
- Tree planting
- Success so far
- employ to plant
Deforestation is a global phenomenon caused by a variety of factors. These factors range from large-scale slash and burn practices to unsustainable agriculture to daily community forest destruction.
By purchasing a pair of Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, you are helping to replenish native trees and help alleviate extreme poverty through our ‘employ to plant’ environmental partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. For every purchase we make a donation to Eden and plant 10 trees.
- Climate neutral
- Emissions Breakdown
- Carbon Credit vs. Carbon Offset
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. 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.
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.