ChiloteShoes

Ethical Wool Slippers

Osorno, LOS LAGOS

Chile

www.chiloteshoes.com

About ChiloteShoes

ChiloteShoes is a platform that enables the co-creation, crafting and distribution of eco-inclusive, ethical footwear for conscious consumers worldwide. Founded in 2010, the ChiloteShoes mission is to develop sustainable footwear whilst empowering independent makers and artisans.

Their first product, is a multiple award winning wool slipper that is hand made in Patagonia through a coop system of ethical production. There is no factory so each pair is made “slow” with care and pride by independent artisan women doing what they know & love – knitting. The slippers are made of only two materials, sheep wool and up-cycled salmon leather both local renewable materials sourced in Patagonia.

Our intention is to leverage the power of creative problem solving often described as “design thinking” to make positive impact to people and planet. In practical terms, this means enabling new more inclusive and responsible ways to to co-create mutual value through business.

The Change We Seek®

  • Support highly vulnerable artisan women in rural Patagonia.
  • Empower women to generate an ethical income doing what they love from home.
  • Help sustain a unique culture and heritage.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

November 2016
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

8
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

8
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

56
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

13
6
Overall B Score
84
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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