- Chilote House Shoe
Inclusive | Ethical | Sustainable
- Extremely comfortable and completely natural, the Chilote Shoe is the perfect ethical gift ideal for the growing number of work at home professionals, guest at spa's or boutique hotels, or for just for all around relaxing indoors.
This indoor shoe redefines the concept of conscious consumption. It is the result of the synergy created by three valuable assets; guided craftsmanship, noble renewable materials, and an ethical and inclusive design thinking process.
The “Chilote House Shoe” is a mash-up of local craft and ethical design, incorporating several sustainable principles that create synergy between the culture and resources in the Chilean Patagonia. This simple, comfortable and beautiful product is both culturally beneficial and environmentally responsible.
Made of natural wool from free range Patagonian sheep and tanned natural salmon skins. The simplicity of the design is inspired by the amazing qualities of the materials used.
- Natural Wool: Free range patagonian sheep wool is one of the best insulating materials available, it absorbs moisture and repels water, it filters air allowing the skin to breathe and has self cleaning capabilities that do not require any industrial process.
Salmon Leather: Repurposed and up-cycled salmon leather is extremely durable and resilient but can feel as soft as suede and is naturally very flexible and elastic. It is considered an exotic leather because of it's unique natural scaly pattern but unlike other exotics, it is completely renewable being a by-product of the commercial salmon industry.
- A groundbreaking inclusive manufacturing method synchronizes a network of independent artisans, each contributing their respective craftsmanship in a sort of virtual assembly line.
The company's role within this methodology is completely untraditional being that most of the production is outsourced to small, self organized groups of individuals. The company's Production responsibilities are focused on local training workshops, shipping and receiving synchronization and iterative quality control procedures.
This innovative methodology creates measurable commercial and social value to everyone involved in the products complete life cycle.