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Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world and we have a responsibility to change that. Over the last few years Kat Maconie has been stepping on a more sustainable road, trying to improve the environmental impact of the footwear production, step by step. The journey is far from over, and we are dedicated to do better and bring many improvements along the way.

STEP 1: DURABILITY

Kat Maconie shoes and accessories have been designed to perform and look good for a looooooong time. 

To take care good care of your Kat Maconie product and ensure its longevity, don't hesitate to refer to our 'how to care' guide here.

In case you product does not perform as well as expected or you noticed that something isn't right, our customer service team is here to advise you, no matter when or where you purchased your product. So before you give up, e-mail: help@katmaconie.com. 

Cats have nine lives and so does your Kat Maconie item. Please think of gifting, donating or re-selling your KM shoes and bags, so someone else can continue enjoying them.

STEP 2: MATERIALS

The choice of material plays a vital part in the durability of our products. 

Shoes and bags we design have to look good, feel good and be good. Therefore, materials are selected for their beauty and sturdiness. We ensure that the manufacturing process is limiting waste as much as possible by reusing materials and trims where possible.

We do not currently offer styles from vegan leather, however, we are looking into options and hoping to have more to offer in the future. We are also committed to no longer use the following materials, due to their negative impact on animal and nature welfare: fur, angora, exotic skins and feathers.

STEP 3: PEOPLE

Sustainability also means caring for others, starting with the people you work with. We manufacture our shoes and accessories in family run, boutique factories in China, that ensure the best craftsmanship as well as a fair, caring and safe environment for workers.

Our design and production team travel twice a year to China in order to visit manufacturers and suppliers to meet the amazing women and men that make our dream design a reality. During these visits the quality of the production as well as the working conditions are closely monitored to ensure that our values stay aligned. 

STEP 4: PACKAGING

We usually don't do minimalist - we prefer extraordinary - but when it comes to our packaging, less is more. From the tape to the protective stuffing, everything we use to pack your online purchase is completely recyclable. The shoe box itself is also recyclable, and we're constantly finding new ways to reduce the amount of plastic use to protect the shape and material of each item. 

If you're buying in our store, we will provide you with a lovely paper bag, but if you want to go the extra mile, don't be shy: you are more that welcome to use your own reusable bag. Our policy is: there is no small effort when it comes to the environment.