The Northern – ankle boots of moose leather
The elk is a sturdy and sometimes stubborn animal. The national animal of the Swedes is at home over almost the entirety of Scandinavia, and, a few years ago, it was even returned to the wild in Lille Vildmose, Denmark, becoming native there. It is not possible to keep the elk in herds as a farm animal. The gentle giant has too high demands in terms of its habitat, and its desire to reproduce in captivity is too low. The freedom-loving, antlered animal thus roams through the vast natural landscape of Scandinavia as one of the largest wild animals in Europe. Its leather is highly valued and ideal for shoes or gloves. Although its population is pleasingly high, and the giant even-toed ungulate is by no means an endangered species, elk hide is a rare and limited resource. Overpopulation would lead to animal-vehicle crashes, forest damage, and malnutrition of the animals. It therefore makes sense to regulate the population through hunting. Treating the animals respectfully while hunting, without causing any suffering, goes without saying.
Elk leather: a valuable raw material with special properties
Elk leather is an ethical leather and a precious good. The perfectly adapted elk can cope with the lowest and highest temperatures of the climates of the northern countries. This ideal thermal insulation, alongside terrific breathability, is carried over into the elk leather, which we use for our "The Northern" women's and men's shoes, for example. That's why you can wear these chic Chelsea boots made of elk leather all year round. Elk hide is particularly soft and comfortable. Because the elk cannot be reared and bred, its leather is a sought-after raw material. This exotic and environmentally irreproachable leather is thus also a bit exclusive, and the elk leather shoes from The Northern then turn it into real Scandi chic.
Strong natural footwear brand
The Northern is a Nature Footwear label that specialises in the manufacture of shoes made from elk leather. Another focus is on the idea of sustainable processes, the environmentally friendly use of resources, and ethically sound shoes for everyone. In any case, people are at the forefront of the Danish brand – and this doesn't just mean the customer, but also the more than one hundred hands through which every single The Northern elk leather shoe goes before being sent to you by scandinavian-lifestyle.
One step closer to a fully circular economy with every shoe
The company wants complete transparency when it comes to The Northern elk leather shoes. Wherever possible, ecologically defensible and environmentally friendly materials are used. The thickest soft leather in the world is prepared chrome-free, using a vegetable tanning agent, for use as a typical Scandinavian shoe for women or men. The insole is made from plant residues and is recyclable. The soles of the comfortable shoes are made from recycled natural rubber residues and natural rubber. Water-based adhesives protect the environment and employees. The laces are also made from recycled PET. The flexible inserts of the fashionable Chelsea boots are also made from recycled textiles. The work in the specialist shoe factories in Portugal is done mostly by hand, to create special Scandi fashion that cuts a good figure for every occasion, and which promises you elk-leather shoes in which you can feel comfortable with a clear conscience.
Order The Northern elk leather shoes for women and men at scandinavian-lifestyle.com
Get to know them and learn to love them. Our beautiful The Northern elk-leather women's and men's shoes are available in different models and colours, with each variant promising comfort, a casual Scandi feeling and a little bit of exclusivity. But all this always comes with a good feeling. Just like when shopping at scandinavian-lifestyle. For many years, we have been bringing a little bit of Scandinavia into your hyggelig home. We will be happy to advise you or provide information if you have any questions about your order in our Scandi shop. Just get in touch!