Everything from the salt+umber collection is handcrafted, targeting the eco-conscious consumer who appreciates quality and accessibility. We use small-batch, sustainable manufacturing processes, and do not use large machinery to produce our shoes. Recycled materials are used whenever possible, including our boxes and hangtags. On our most recent round of production, we have decided to skip the box altogether, reducing not only the paper waste but creating a smaller shipping container, in turn, cutting back on our carbon footprint by about 50%. When possible, our leather is vegetable tanned, which reduces the number of chemicals being used. This process may result in unique color variations, making each style one-of-a-kind. The leather will get more supple and vintage looking with each wear.