It's About More Than Footwear
At Whnsp, we share a strong sense of commitment to the world around us and continually look for ways to improve the environmental and social impact of our products and operations. We only partner with manufacturers and suppliers that uphold the highest ethical standards in a manner that is consistent with our core brand values. While we’re still a small company, we take the extra steps necessary to make a significant positive impact.
We wake up every day excited to build products we're proud of — not only in terms of achieving the highest quality, but in doing that the right way. 100% of the bovine leather used on our products comes from Tier 1 USA cattle. We also work exclusively with tanneries that can provide traceable material records and have received high marks from the Leather Working Group (LWG) for both environmental practices and chemical management. We regularly visit all key material suppliers in person and require similar audit documentation from hardware, lace, and sole manufacturers. The shoe and leather industries are rife with unfair labor and environmental practices, and we aim to raise the bar.
In addition to offering the highest quality craftsmanship, our manufacturing partners have consistently demonstrated a commitment to fair labor and environmental consideration. All of our manufacturing partners are audited in-person by our Head of Production or alternative member of our team at least once per quarter to ensure appropriate labor, operational maintenance and waste management protocol is being followed.