Overall Rating: Certified

Shop: Mens | Womens

Home Country: USA

“Luxury sneakers made in Italy”

Do you like the feel and look of real leather, but not the environmental price tag that comes along with it? Koio is working to change the way we think about men’s and women’s leather shoes. By only sourcing leather from Leather Working Group Gold-Certified Leathers, Koio ensures minimal harm to people and the planet in the making of their leather.

Overall Rating: Certified

Shop: Mens | Womens

Home Country: USA

“Luxury sneakers made in Italy”

Eco-Stylist Certified
Do you like the feel and look of real leather, but not the environmental price tag that comes along with it? Koio is working to change the way we think about men’s and women’s leather shoes. By only sourcing leather from Leather Working Group Gold-Certified Leathers, Koio ensures minimal harm to people and the planet in the making of their leather.

Transparency

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent
  • Koio provides information about their factory in Italy on their website.
  • Koio works with Leather Working Group certified to audit their factories.
  • Koio’s factory in Italy is in charge of all steps of their production process, from cutting the leather to boxing the shoe.

Fair Labor

One Leaf Earned
Rated: Fair
  • Koio makes sure that their workers are paid a living wage.  Learn more here.
  • To improve their score, Koio needs to provide their Supplier Code of Conduct on their website.
  • Koio also needs to disclose any relevant audit findings on their website for their customers.

Sustainably Made

Three Leaves Earned
Rated: Excellent
  • Koio only works with LWG Gold-Certified Leathers and these leathers are made with less water used throughout their production
  • Koio uses recycled shoe soles in their production and offers to take back old shoes.  Learn more here.
  • All of the leather Koio utilizes is free from toxic chemicals.

Last Updated: 12/28/21.

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