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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our supply chain is also FSC certified. The mark of responsible forestry.
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.
RESPONSIBLE, TRACEABLE, GOLD RATED SUPPLY CHAIN
‘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.
Our leather supply chain has been recognized and awarded with the achievement of
Gold Rated. The maximum score of the international certification LWG, Leather Working Group.
Blauer Engel, the German government certification, proves the ecological quality of the leathers.
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.