Sydney Brown was born out of a conviction that luxury could be produced in an environmentally-friendly way. Taking a holistic approach to design, Sydney Brown espouses respect for the environment with sustainable material development being key to each season’s design process. The core tenets of the brand revolve around the concept of “reverence for life” and this respect for life is extended to three spheres:

Human
Working conditions, fair labor practices, foot health and shoe comfort for wearers
Each shoe is handcrafted at a state-of-the-art factory near Porto, Portugal, which is committed to sustainability as well as high performance and new technology constructions.

Animal
No materials derived from animal products
Every element of the shoe is free of animal products, using non-animal fat glues developed in-house by adhesive chemists, 100% vegan and PETA approved.

Environment
Minimum use of hazardous substances and non-renewable resources, low energy and water consuming materials and processes, and minimum waste production
Each component of the shoe is carefully developed to fit with the brand’s ethos, utilizing recycled and sustainable materials. Every season we strive to improve and develop these further.

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