POLOLO – THIS IS WHO WE ARE:

“POLOLO” means “steady friend” in Chilean – that is our wish for your POLOLOs: to become and stay best friends for you and your feet.
We are Franziska Kuntze (business economist) & Verena Carney (shoe designer) and our teams in Berlin and Oberreichenbach.
The idea for our own shoe manufactory came to us during the unsuccessful search for pretty baby shoes for our children. We then started to design shoes ourselves and since the positive start in 2003 – initially at a Christmas market in Berlin-Zehlendorf – our small company from Berlin has been growing continuously and successfully.

Poster “I made your shoes.”

Our production and distribution

We now sell to more than 800 specialist shops, catalogues, mail order companies throughout Europe, Asia and America. Our retail network is growing each year.
The POLOLO SOFT collection is manufactured by our team of seamstresses and die-cutters according to the designs of Verena Carney (Managing Director Production and Design). Our production is located in the Bavarian village of Oberreichenbach (near Herzogenaurach). The POLOLO Outdoor collection is “Made in Spain” – manufactured by our trusted cooperation partner. Distribution and management are controlled in our main office in Berlin by Franziska Kuntze (Managing Director Marketing and Sales) and our team.

CONSISTENT ECOLOGICAL PRODUCTION

Because of a sense of responsibility for the environment and for future generations, POLOLO works to the highest ecological standards throughout the entire production chain. POLOLO only uses high-quality nappa leather, vegetable-tanned without the use of chromium. Compared to common chromium tanning, this type of tanning has both health and ecological benefits. It protects the environment during the tanning process, waste-water treatment and disposal of old leather. POLOLO does not use unnecessary packaging material. POLOLO slippers can even be composted – once the rubber strap has first been removed! Franziska Kuntze is moving her ecological convictions into a political sphere. As a leader of the board of the “International Association of the Natural Textile Industry”: abbreviation “IVN” (co-owner of the “GOTS” international ecological seal of quality and the “IVN Best” seal), she is fighting for the implementation of IVN directives for natural leather and shoes, as well as for ecologically harmless natural leather. POLOLO is certified by IVN Naturleather, by Biokreis and by ECARF Quality Seal.

Special Models

We love continually thinking up new styles for our little customers. But we also have popular children’s characters, which accompanied us through our childhood – popular figures from German children’s TV programmes. To support ecological and social projects and to raise awareness of them, we have designed a style in “Susi the Bee” that is intended to raise awareness of colony collapse disorder and provide help.

CERTIFICATES & QUALITY MARK

Biokreis-Siegel
IVN-Siegel Naturleder
ECARF-Siegel
Made in Germany
Siegel "Schadstoffarm"
24-10-17-49

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