Jivanas is a leader in sustainability in the footwear industry. Each pair of Jivanas footwear is expertly handcrafted in an 18 step process by artisans in foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. All Jivanas products are made from 100% all natural, and biodegradable materials including vegetable tanned Italian leather (tanned with tree bark, leaves, and fruit), organic plant-based latex adhesives, water-based dyes, cotton thread and beeswax conditioner. Jivanas owns and operates their own workshop in Nepal which ensures safe working conditions, fair wages and healthcare insurance, paid time off, and fresh daily meals from their in-house canteen. Aside from creating beautiful and durable shoes, their mission is to create jobs in Nepal to prevent poverty and exploitation of the Nepalese people. Jivanas also visits every one of their suppliers personally to ensure ethical standards across their supply chain. Jivanas is owned by Prana Ltd.