Each pair of Tooche’s shoes is skillfully handcrafted by artisan shoemakers in Latvia. Sustainability is at the core of Tooche’s brand. Tooche exclusively uses natural materials such as sustainably harvested wool, tweed fabric and vegan leather made of pineapple leaves. These sustainable materials are mostly byproducts from other industries: Piñatex is a pineapple leather made from pineapple leaves -- a byproduct from pineapple farms and the natural felt that lines their insoles are made from wool — a byproduct from sheep farms. Tooche is a women-run and women-owned business and pays living wages to all its Latvia artisan shoemakers.