Here at Saute-Mouton, we take our ecological footprint and consumer ethics very seriously.
For thousand of years, humankind used fur to protect itself against cold and humidity. Today, it is still commercially used and can come from different places. We try our best to only buy our raw materials from suppliers who adhere to our ethical perspective and whose practices are transparent and certified.
As the majority of the products we use come from animals — leather, wool, furs, sheepskin — we also care about the animals that supply these materials. This is why we decided, from our very beginning, to only use hides from animals whose meat has been used for human consumption.
We don’t plan on switching from real fur to synthetic fur, because this would automatically mean relying on petroleum. Fibres used to produce synthetic fur are made of polyester or acrylic, inevitably using chemical processes and producing ocean-polluting waste.
We also try our best to protect our planet by reducing waste and managing our raw materials inventory in a way that allows us to reuse leathers and outsoles from one collection to the next, without throwing anything away.
Mass consumption is still a huge challenge. We want to supply high quality products made of durable fibres and materials so that your boots can confront multiple winters if treated with a little love.
It’s not unusual to hear from customers who tell us that their boots are on their eighth, ninth or even tenth winter, and these small victories are what drive us day to day. Making long-lasting winter boots is at the heart of our concerns.
Because all of our products are handcrafted from start to finish, and because we are not immune to occasional manufacturing defects, we try our best to repair defective products instead of throwing it away and replacing it for a new one.
Although seal hunting is one of the most controversial industries in the world, it is not different from other wild animal hunting.
All seal hides used for Saute-Mouton boots come from Canada. The Canadian government sets an annual quota, surveils and regulates the hunt and makes sure that all the parts of the animal that are used for human and animal consumption are tested and safe. No business can evade this regulation.