Ekn footwear was founded as a viable alternative for a global footwear industry flooded with poorly fabricated synthetic shoes, harmful both to the environment and the people involved – fabrication workers and consumers. Therefore Ekn is not afraid to take responsibility for everyone involved in the process and experience of making, shipping and wearing our products. Each shoe is handmade by experienced Portuguese craftsmen, using biological materials - vegetable-tanned leather, organic cotton, and recycled rubber - from the highest quality suppliers. There are zero harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Every style is produced in limited quantities to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum attention to detail.