I expect a lot from my shoes; they need to look great (but unique, cool and as creative as the rest of my wardrobe). They must be made extremely well so that they last for years, and they must be comfortable. They should also be made from Earth-friendly materials by a company that gives a crap (sorry to be crude, but there’s not a better way to put it!) for the world they sell their shoes in.
Coclico founder, Sandra Canselier is a fourth-generation shoemaker who understands the value of not only making wearers look fabulous, but also feel good and responsible about the ethical origins of their footwear.
Lindsay and I were graciously invited down to the sweet-but-spare Coclico shoe store on Mott Street in NYC (all done up with sustainable materials, natch) recently and we rocked some of the cute shoes – those shown here are my faves from the Fall/Winter 2012 collection.
-Coclico only uses accredited tanneries with an emphasis on vegetable-tanned leathers which yield a unique patina with age.
-Coclico uses recycled cork for internal platforms, recycled foam, veg. leather lining and lead free/nickel free hardware
-Sourced from regional suppliers, close to the production facility in Mallorca, Spain
-Coclico’s factory is noted for providing living wages to its craftspeople, high safety standards, and environmental reliability
275 Mott street
New York, NY 10012
Tel 212 965 5462