Our Core Values
Our Environmental Commitments
Extra efforts have been made to design shoes that use more durable and sustainable materials such as recycled plastics in our soles, water based adhesives, and recycled materials in our packaging.
Our project supports sustainability practices by partnering with logistics companies that have implemented a packing system that has damage prevention, cube optimization, and wise material selection.
Our certified leather tanners incorporate on-site water treatment plants that recycle, purify, and reuse the water needed for the curing and tanning process. Any unused water is returned to its original source in an even cleaner state.
We pay higher prices to get better quality materials to use when we design and create each product. The life cycle of our goods will last the customer for years to come, eliminating the need to repurchase as often.
How We Got Here
Our company was born by two friends who have a love for leather goods and a love for the country of Colombia. On one trip to Colombia we discovered third generation leather artisans using time-honored craftsmanship and rich materials to create exquisite leather products. Together we've partnered to create thoughtful in-house designs with timeless styles that are masterfully crafted out of the highest quality materials.
But we also discovered real-life challenges small family businesses in Colombia face following decades of civil war, narcoterrorism, and systemic inequality. We are fully committed to supporting Colombia's economy with our business and other post conflict community-building initiatives.
John Candor is a Veteran owned, small family business based out of Dallas, Texas. We're simple guys who enjoy new adventures, sharing good BBQ, and playing soccer on the weekends.
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