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When it comes to our production facilities and practices, our moral code is quality over quantity. You can stand comfortably in your Moral Code footwear or carry that premium leather handbag with confidence, knowing it was designed, handcrafted, and packaged in a SA8000®–certified production facility.


Premium leather footwear is the end goal, but how we get there is just as critical. Without our talented craftspeople, we wouldn’t have a leg to stand on, figuratively speaking. Our workforce is global, spreading over Japan, America, Europe, and India. It’s also over two thirds women, but no matter where our craftspeople work, we make sure everyone is treated equally. And since we’re a direct-to-consumer brand, we have no middleman expenses, ensuring all Moral Code employees are paid a fair and sustainable salary and added benefits like on-site childcare, free transportation and extended maternity leaves.



At our facilities, we use practices to ensure we don’t pollute any nearby bodies of water. We’ve also placed an emphasis on techniques such as reverse osmosis and renewable energy. Our tanneries, outsoling and upper stitching factories, are also all SA8000® certified through Social Accountability International (SAI) meaning our employee and manufacturing standards easily meet those of the SAI. This certification is a core tool in creating, maintaining and improving accountability at all levels of our supply chain.



We’re always looking for new ways to improve our production process for the sake of our product, our people, and the planet. That’s why we use biodegradable leathers, materials, and other processes to minimize pollutants and excess waste. We’re also one of the very few to partner with Olivenleder® to develop and master a material that allows us to design clean and beautiful leather products.