We take social responsibility very seriously.
This is at the heart of what we do. As global citizens, sourcing from countries in East Africa, our goal is to create supply chains that increase employment opportunities for talented craftsmen, women, and youth. Every dollar you spend helps sustain & create jobs for families in Ethiopia and Kenya. Read below for more details.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT & JOB CREATION
We have close partnerships and investments with several groups in East Africa, including a fashion design house, leather craftsmen, and weaving artisans. Our partnerships allow for an increase in employment opportunities, upgrade or purchase of tools and equipment, and acquisition of new skills. We support fair wages and safe working environments. You can find additional information on each artisan group on our Artisans Page.
INVESTING & GIVING BACK
We invest 5% of our proceeds every year to dog organizations & social justice initiatives. We have donated to:
- our friends at the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans, which pairs military veterans with dogs that is specially selected to match his or her personality
- Equal Justice Initiative, which is working to challenge racial and economic injustice and protect the basic human rights for vulnerable people in the US
PARTNERSHIPS WITH RESCUE CENTERS
We are working to partner with rescue centers around the world and encourage the adoption of rescued animals. In addition, we strongly support the humane treatment of all animals and support wildlife conservancy efforts in Africa. Please check back in the near future for a list of rescue centers we are partnered with.
We push our partners to practice environmentally-friendly procedures and use recycled leather when possible. Please note that all the leather we source is a by-product of the meat industries in the countries we work.