Coclico Shoes: Where Chic, Summery, and Sustainable Design Come Together
Really, every day should be Earth Day, which is why we're so impressed when we find designers who aren't just doing Eco capsule collections, but they incorporate sustainability and eco-friendly practices into every aspect of their business. Enter Sandra Canselier, owner of Coclico, a contemporary brand and NYC-based boutique.
With an in-depth understanding of how shoes are made thanks to growing up in her family's shoe business in France, Sandra looked at the entire process to see how she could make shoemaking more sustainable. Elements of those efforts include olive-pit cushioned soles, (not-so-coincidentally, the shoes are made in Spain), and lead and nickel-free metals. She also considers tanning practices, and wage and factory conditions when she has her shoes produced. It's a way of thinking that more brands and designers should adopt when producing merchandise. What's the downside, when the product can be as pretty as these shoes? Click our slideshow to see Coclico's Summer collection.