CAREL CARES

Our Commitments

 

Today, Carel places sustainable development at the heart of its priorities: a new way of transmitting its savoir-faire of 70 years.

 

This is illustrated by a responsible and fair production : veggie creations, in alternative materials to leather and recycled or upcycled leather from existing leather scraps.

 

Carel continues to innovate and launched CAREL CARES line in 2020, a collection of shoes designed by our creative team in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Our Commitments

OUR WORKSHOPS

 

Since 1952, we have been committed to creating locally produced items of the highest possible quality.

We select each of our workshops for their specialty and their savoir-faire and we maintain long-lasting partnerships.

In Milan, our iconic models and especially our KINA, with its 3 straps, are handcrafted in limited series.

In Alicante, we collaborate with a workshop that uses eco-friendly materials and is specialized in braided fabrics.

In the Basque country, we have designed espadrilles 100% made in France and produced from organic linen.

OUR MATERIALS

 
Since 2020, we have been developing designs in alternative and more eco-friendly materials such as piñatex and appleskin.
 
These vegetable leathers, made respectively from Philippine's pineapple and apple fibers, offer us an infinite possibility of innovation.
 
We also produce very limited upcycled series from leather scraps that we recover from well-known brands.
 
Carel also produces shoes that are 100% sourced in France and made of natural organic linen.
 

SOCIAL PROGRAM

SOLIDARITY & UPCYCLING

 
We like to share and collaborate with associations to develop our projects.
 
In September 2021, we created the "Gym Bags" - canvas bags - in partnership with a social and solidarity economy association, offering an eco-friendly alternative to the textile industry. This association welcomes unemployed people, to enable them to work on their professional project and to give them the possibility to access a job or a training.
 
These bags, made in their workshop, are available in ultra-limited series. Indeed, the fabrics used and produced in Paris, come from the dormant stocks of fabrics of luxury houses.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

POPULAR HELP AND ENGAGEMENT FOR WOMEN


 
In March 2020, Carel wanted to get involved with the Secours Populaire Français for women in rehabilitation.
 
Always committed to supporting women, Carel has donated more than 200 pairs of shoes to this association in order to give these woman a helping hand.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

SCOUBIDOO 

BAG 

The "SCOOBIDOU" bags are handmade by Indian widows, who are part of a social micro-industry fighting against women isolation in India.

Made from 100% recycled plastic fibers, it takes two days of work to make one bag.

We are happy to be a part of this sustainable partnership, contributing to offer a stable salary to the Indian women confectors.

And this is even more important in a time when the fight against isolation and social exclusion is getting more and more crucial.

PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORT 

All our production is carried out in responsible quantities and is 100% European. This flexible operation allows us to limit overproduction and to optimize our resources.

Concerning the delivery of our collections, we choose road transport to our warehouse located in Paris, in order to limit our carbon footprint.

The proximity and the trustful relationship with our partner factories allows us to opt for these choices.

VISION 2022

 
At Carel, we are driven by the ambition to go further and to innovate.
 
Our dynamic is to fully integrate eco-friendly practices into our creative process.
 
Engaging our teams, our partners and our customers to continue to make the Carel house : our house, your house. 
 
A house driven by two fundamental values : the proximity and the valorisation of local craftsmanship.
  
We thank you for your loyalty and your commitment for 70 years!