Description + Features:
The Javier Chelsea style centers function with a thin rubber sole that creates a sleek profile with lots of durability.
Add in its water resistant leather and the Javier will quickly become your go-to fall boot for any occasion.
To push sustainable fashion forward – you need to value quality, producers and the planet just as much as the customer.
Every Nisolo purchase provides a fair wage to our workers in Peru and protects trees in the Amazon Basin. Nisolo is a Certified B Corporation.
How We Operate
Our first mode of ethical production is through our own factory in Trujillo, Peru’s shoemaking capital and third largest city.
Shoemaking as an artform has been passed down through generations, and we take pride in sustaining its long-held traditions.
All of our team is Peruvian, and the lowest wage in our factory is a 3rd party verified living wage.
More than half of our producers had never previously held a stable job with a consistent salary and benefits.
As a result of their hard work, our producers, on average, are experiencing a 47% increase in earnings.
Those who have been with us for 3+ years are experiencing a 152% earnings increase, on average.
Due to our in-house financial literacy training program, 100% of Nisolo producers now have a bank account. Four years ago, that figure was 10%.
Through an account, producers have access to banking services they had never had before.
All producers can solicit a salary advance for costs related to health, education, and emergencies.
The average interest rate for a bank loan in Peru is 20% and loan sharks charge even more. Offering salary advances helps producers with an immediate need and reduces the risk of unhealthy debt.
We provide technical skills development, health, nutrition, English, physical education, and even yoga classes to our producers and their families.
We are deeply passionate about the long-term effects of our partnerships on the next generation. While half of our producers couldn’t graduate from high schools, many of their children are on track to attend college.
We partner with local universities and institutions that offer a 10% discount on their programs for our producers.
We’re focusing on gender equality in order to provide more jobs for women in our factory.
Additionally, we look forward to pursuing ISO 9001 and 14001 certification, and running part of our facility off of renewable energy.