Exotic leathers repurposed for our sandals

 Rhinella Marina aka Cane Toad. An introduced, invasive and destructive species in Australia. 

Rhinella Marina aka Cane Toad. An introduced, invasive and destructive species in Australia. 

One of the founding principals of our brand is to use locally sourced, sustainably harvested leathers to make our sandals. For that reason, we use vegetable tanned kangaroo leather for the majority of our styles. Furthermore, as previously explained, kangaroos are culled with strict regulations and quotas put in place by the government of Australia. Staying with our local and sustainable ethos, we have sourced rhinella marina aka cane toad, an introduced and invasive species with no local predators. A feral species, these toads were introduced to Australia as a means to control the native grey-backed beetle which was detrimental to sugar cane production. As local predators are not immune to the poison the toads emit, there has been destruction of a complex, interdependant ecosystem including local habitats. We understand that the use of leather is a controversial topic but definitely advocate for the humane treatment and culling of any animals. 

 The Vosges criss cross slides in rose pink rhinella marina

The Vosges criss cross slides in rose pink rhinella marina