It’s hard to find a brand that’s as conscious as Salt + Umber. Each small batch, handmade Salt + Umber product is made with vegetable tanned leathers, scrap leather (used for woven shoe uppers), and several of their shoes even have a near zero waste design. Salt + Umber also utilizes computer-generated shoe models to avoid creating excess waste through the sampling process. And all their shoes are easily resole-able to ensure a lifetime of wear. Salt + Umber uses only ethical SMETA-approved factories and integrates a micro loan initiative into their production process benefiting the rural Indian women handwaving their unique shoes and bags. Women's empowerment is at the heart of Salt + Umber’s business as they celebrate women-run businesses and provide employment opportunities for women throughout India.