After 20 years working in the footwear industry, and an enduring sneaker obsession, Marté founder Victoria Angus decided there must be another way to approach retail. That corporate kindness and sustainability were more important than strategic planning and sales targets.
Marté was born with the belief that beautiful footwear can be transparent and honest and stand up to scrutiny in an often shady global supply network.
You shouldn't have to decide between beautifully crafted artisan footwear with provenance, or price. You can have it all. Try us and we'll prove it.
Marté can trace every component within our footwear back to its European origin.
Marté footwear is made exclusively within the European Union - ensuring the highest standards of employment law and freedoms are upheld for everyone who makes up part of our manufacturing process.
100% of the leathers used for Marté sneakers are sourced in Italy from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group - an organisation working towards sustainable leather production and recognised throughout the world as the leader in its field.
Our leathers are 100% chrome and heavy metal free to protect the environment and water courses from the harmful side effects of traditional bleaching methods.
All Marté packaging is made from recycled or ethically sourced materials:
- Our mailers are made from 100% recycled plastic.
- Our boxes are made from recycled cardboard.
- Our tissue paper is recycled.
- Our card inserts are made form FSC approved paper.
- Our dust bags are organic cotton