Since 1774, we've been thinking of ways we – the inventor of the footbed – can make the lives of our customers better and richer – with a good shoe for all conceivable situations in life. In an overwhelmingly price-driven consumer world characterized by cheap products made in Asia under precarious conditions for both people and nature, BIRKENSTOCK, with its premium quality products, creates a reasonable alternative for those who place value on function and quality.
That's why manufacture our products in Germany under the best conditions for our brand in our own production facilities with an extensive amount of handwork. Every sandal undergoes 17 work steps. It takes well over 100 highly skilled hand movements to make the completed product for our closed BIRKENSTOCK models. Closed shoes are made in workshops in Portugal in accordance with the principles of a centuries-old tradition of hand craftsmanship.
Whether they are produced by hand or using industrial methods – all BIRKENSTOCK products meet the highest quality standards in the shoe industry anywhere in the world. We make just as few compromises when we source our materials (cork, natural latex, copper, brass, wool felt and the best leather) as we do when we process them. Our raw materials come from sustainable natural resources. Where possible, we source these materials in Europe. -