from patagonia with love
Benefit Corporations represent the highest international standards for business as a force of good.
B Corp Certified: The purpose of our business is to ensure that we make a positive impact to people and planet in our entire operation. This commitment enabled us to become BCorp. certified in 2016.
We re-certified in 2020, improving our score and positive impact metrics.
About B Corp: To learn more about our people and planet commitment, please go to our BCorp. scores page.
Our production is completely transparent and distributed. The QR code in each pair links to details of the artisans who crafted your pair.
Empowering Artisans: We provide sustainable and consistent employment opportunities through the year giving economic stability for our artisans and their families through fair wages while doing what they love - knit.
Handcrafted Slow: Each pair is unique preserving traditional knitting techniques that have been passed down through generations. Chilote Shoes are co-created by Stiven Kerestegian in collaboration with our partner artisans in Patagonia.
No factory: We have a community based production model where our artisan partners set their own schedules and do not need to commute to larger cities allowing them to remain within their family while earning a reliable income.
By purchasing a pair of Chilote Shoes you finance the planting of native trees in Patagonia contributing to the ecological preservation of its unique ecosystems.
Climate Positive: We operate as a climate positive business by having complete transparency and measuring, minimising and offsetting everything across our sustainable and inclusive business model.
Why support forests?: Trees are absolutely essential to deter the most negative effects of human made climate change. The conservation and reforestation efforts in Patagonia directly support interconnected natural ecosystems at a planetary scale.
How?: Through a partnership with Fundación Reforestemos Chilote Shoes finances the planting of trees in Patagonia to restore native species and help regenerate unique Patagonian ecosystems.
All our slippers are made with natural, renewable and upcycled materials locally sourced in Patagonia supporting the region's entrepreneurs and small companies.
Raw Sheep Wool conforms to your feet’s unique shape and has natural self cleaning properties. It regulates your body temperature and draws moisture away from your skin. It is 100% renewable and biodegradable.
Up-cycled Salmon Leather, our award winning material innovation is a repurposed by-product of the local salmon industry. It is very flexible and as soft as suede yet extremely tough. Its natural scale pattern provides a perfect grip.
Vegetable Saddle Leather is a repurposed by-product from local farms tanned with our natural plant-based process.This completely renewable and biodegradable option is available in black and light brown.