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Our Story

The Ethical Living collection starts with our end goal in mind: to create timeless, socially-responsible leather products that are just as good for you as they are for the planet. The collection is an organic extension of the Moral Code brand and we bring a constant drive and vision to be more ethically conscious with each and every product. And now we’re inviting you to become a part of our story

Lets talk about our leather

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Olivenleder®

Olivenleder® is a patented technology using fallen olive tree leaves that would have otherwise gone to waste, to create an eco-friendly blend. We use this as our tanning agent to produce a biodegradable and toxin-free leather that’s better for you and the environment.

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Vegetable-Tanned Leather

Veg tanning is one of the oldest methods of tanning leather. This eco-friendly and organic process uses tree bark to produce a biodegradable leather that also ages richly as it develops. The elegant patina enhances the leather’s natural beauty over time. 

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Chrome-free Leather

Chrome-Free leather is tanned using sustainable metal-free methods and contains no added toxic coatings. The leather is biodegradable, toxin-free and has similar quality and characteristics of traditionally produced leather, while still being friendly to the environment.

Socially Responsible Style

We all know that when you look good, you feel good. At Moral Code Ethical Living, we wanted to take it a step further by creating leather shoes and accessories that are not only beautifully designed, but are created with sustainable materials to keep our earth looking beautiful.

Our values

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Our people

Our passion starts with our people. For over four generations, we’ve created healthy and safe working conditions. It’s why we give our people the benefits they need and deserve, like free onsite childcare, transportation, and an above-average salary. Our morale couldn’t be higher and we plan to keep that way.

Our Process

We only partner with suppliers who share the same vision. That means only resourcing from those who are socially responsible when it comes to not only their materials, but their people. As a direct-to- consumer brand, we own our tannery, out soling and upper stitching factories, all of which are
SA8000® certified.
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Our products.

You can stand comfortably in your Moral Code footwear or carry that premium leather handbag with confidence, knowing it was designed, handcrafted, and packaged in a SA8000®–certified production facility. We use materials like recycled foam and waste, water-based latex, our three unique leathers, and even a fully recyclable box, for a conscious product life cycle.

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