Yogi Footwear - our ethical values25. 06. 2018
Yogi Footwear - our ethical values
Our products are designed and crafted with longevity and durability at the forefront of our philosophy. Quality is integral to the Yogi brand with materials which are hardwearing. Central to our ethos is the idea that your Yogi shoes can take you anywhere so our shoes are made to be your perfect partner in life. Our famed negative heel structure was designed to replicate how your feet sink into a sandy beach so they truly bring you closer to nature. Found in Our Heritage collection, they have footprints debossed onto the sole so you can leave extra Yogi footprints in the sand on your journey.
Who made your shoes
All of our Yogi shoes are hand-stitched at a third generation family owned factory in Benedita, Portugal. Our process involves 16 steps from choosing the right leather, all the way through to being packed into the Yogi printed shoebox, made from recycled materials. You can meet the people, see pictures, videos and read all about the process here.
Locally sourced materials
Most of our raw, organic materials and components used for production of Yogi products are locally sourced including buttery suedes and soft leathers. The colours, which include Tan, Cola, Olive and Tobacco, used for our footwear is inspired by natural colours and muted earth tones in keeping with the brand's mantra. Yogis also come complete with leather laces which are designed to be natural and hardwearing.
Unlined moccasin construction minimises wastage and reduces the use of solvent based adhesive in the production process. We use only water based adhesives where these are integral to the production process. The unlined construction embraces a raw, crafted, artisan feel which can be worn with or without socks. Yogi also uses natural crepe outsoles and recycled shoe boxes to lower our carbon footprint.
Discover Yogi's collections
Our heritage collection is all about our famous negative heel, which is made from 100% natural rubber and plant based. You can shop the Heritage Collection here.