About Us..

Our Story

DESIGNED AND FOUNDED  IN COLOGNE

I’ve always been attracted to the German culture, nature and the need to be outdoors.

Cologne is an incredible city, rich with history, architecture and tradition where good beer, bakeries, eating on terraces, meeting at the kiosk and cycling is embraced within it’s DNA.

Cologne is our oswen HQ.
Where we design, live and create everything.

Our Story

BORN IN MANCHESTER

An English man in Cologne.

I was born and raised in Manchester. An incredible, metropolitan city with a rich industrial history and culture.

I was lucky to grow up in this incredible dynamic metropole and enjoy its music, creativity and diverse culture.

The source of my creativity and pioneering spirit.

BRAND VALUES

Responsible Footwear I Crafted and Sourced Locally in Europe.

We believe in responsible products.

With a collaborative team, it’s our mission to combine a transparent supply chain with sustainable, high quality, responsible materials with beautifully simple design.

Instead of chasing the latest trends we focus on the brands foundation and meaningful product.

‘Simplicity is Beautiful’

FOUR CORE MATERIALS

Cork Harvesting

The cork is harvested by specialized professionals, always between May and August, when the tree is at its most active phase of growth and it is easier to strip.

CORK

NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE.

HARVESTED LOCALLY IN PORTUGAL

‘100% natural, reusable and recyclable’
Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree. It is a completely natural raw material with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character. It is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible.

As a natural product, cork is 100% biodegradable.

CREPE

NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE

What is crepe?
‘completely natural product’

The raw, natural rubber latex is obtained from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree.

The sap is collected by cutting thin strips of bark from the tree and allowing the latex substance to be tapped.
As a natural product, crepe is 100% biodegradable.

LEATHER

RESPONSIBLE, TRACEABLE

GOLD RATED SUPPLY CHAIN

Why leather?
‘a natural resource and a long term investment’

Leather is a natural material.
It is eco-friendly.

There are many shoe products that are made of synthetic materials and harmful to the environment.

As a natural product, leather is 100% biodegradable.

VEGAN

VEGAN CONSCIOUS ALTERNATIVE

CERTIFIED VEGAN PRODUCTION

What does vegan mean?
‘Non animal origin’
Vegan is not the answer to sustainable footwear.
However it’s a conscious alternative to
‘non-animal origin’ footwear.

Vegan material, also known as faux leather, or a leather alternative, is a leather-like fabric that isn’t made from the skins of animals.