Life is a gift, which we love to enjoy to the fullest, and we want each living being to be able to live theirs peacefully. At COG, we are so attached to this idea that we created a brand of shoes without leather or any other material of animal origin. While more and more ecological and pain-free alternatives are emerging, each year, it is estimated that around 1.4 billion animals still lose their lives across the world to supply the leather industry. So we weren't going to miss the opportunity to create our line of shoes, exclusively vegan and certified by PETA to offer you models, combining style and respect for life . Welcome to COG :)
The leather industry , for a question of profitability, is more than 80% outsourced to Asian countries . Most of the time, it involves the use of products which prove to be toxic and highly harmful to the health of the workers responsible for tanning animal skins. The choice to use vegan raw materials , produced in Europe (mainly in Italy and Spain) and respecting the OEKO TEX 100 standard, is our way of ensuring that the people collaborating in the development of our shoes, work in a dignified and secure environment , while offering our customers the luxury of being able to put on shoes with a light foot and a free mind. Principle behind our slogan: WALK CLEAN .
Livestock farming is estimated to be responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to causing deforestation and pollution of soils and waterways. In addition, the process of creating a synthetic material is between 5 and 20 times less CO2 emitting than that of leather , if we consider the ecological impact of livestock farming. Unlike leather, our vegan synthetic materials are eco-responsible because they do not require the breeding of herds! They are also certified OEKO TEX 100 standard which guarantees an ecological manufacturing process which protects not only human health, but also the environment . And to follow through with our approach, our team is looking for recycled alternatives that promote a circular economy principle.
Imitation leathers of plant origin, natural textiles, eco-designed and recycled synthetic materials , the ecological and respectful alternatives for living beings are numerous and very qualitative. A good reason to say goodbye to our shoes made of leather, suede, and other materials of animal origin.
Our goal: to offer you ever more stylish models, ethical and responsible.