Our pieces are timeless, made to be cherished for years to come. Each piece is artisanally handcrafted to minimise our impact on the planet and help build a better world.
Chiang Mai Factory
Owned by Deadly Ponies; 57 staff
We have been working to drive the evolution of the fashion industry from our small corner of the world. With boutique brands facing an uphill battle trying to influence large manufacturers to deliver on their environmental promises, we took matters into our own hands by building our own factory.
Our eco-atelier is made up of a small team of 57 artisans, each trained in french leatherworking techniques to the highest standards. Our skilled makers are pattern makers, leather cutters, stitchers, painters and finishers, each with their own unique talents. Bringing our designs to life, each Deadly Ponies product is handcrafted at every stage of the process - a true labour of love. Our atelier is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is majority-owned by Deadly Ponies’ holding company. The factory is a purpose-built eco-building with views of the rice paddies, a biofuel reactor, aquifer and an on-site orchard. The factory is fully accredited with ISO-9001.
Owned by Owen, 55 staff
Our Guangzhou factory is a smaller family run operation where Owen employs 55 artisans. They specialise in intricate, bespoke pieces, requiring more innovative techniques and harder-to-source materials. We have been working closely with Owen and his team since 2015. They have signed up to our Code of Conduct and are regularly audited.
Owned by Fadi; 6 staff
Fadi and his wife run the day to day operations at our Italian factory. His wife manages the handcrafting of our Pony Rider jackets, alongside five tailors and one pattern cutter. We have been working with them since 2018 and they have signed our Code of Conduct.
New Zealand Factory
Owned by Philippa & Lindsay; 6 staff
Our textile factory is located in Wairarapa, New Zealand, and is the country’s only specialist Mohair weaving facility. Owners Philippa and Lindsay have over thirty years of experience with Mohair, and purchased a small weaving facility in 1989, following many years of farming. We have been working with them since 2016.
Owned by Richard; 250 staff
Our Guangdong factory was established in 1981, and we have closely worked with the team since 2010. They are specialists in crafting premium leather handbags and manufacture for some of the world’s leading brands. With a team of over 250, our Guangdong partner can facilitate some of our higher volume products, with the same love and care as our own atelier. They have signed our Code of Conduct, ensuring the protection of the environment and workers, and are regularly audited.
Our Portugal factory is a footwear manufacturing company based in the city of São João da Madeira, Portugal. The factory aims to provide a faultless service, upholding a distinctive fashion pattern with a dedication to producing high-quality footwear. Each artisan specialises in shoemaking, masterfully combining the most advanced machinery with artisanal expertise. Despite the added value of technology, our factory believes that nothing can replace the philosophy and skill of a human hand. Aligning with our sustainability endeavours and requirements, they have signed our Code of Conduct and are regularly audited.
Accreditations: SMETA; 50-60 staff
THE K FAMILY FACTORY was founded in 1999 and is located in both Dongguan and Hong Kong. With a mission to develop and manufacture superior quality leather shoes and accessories, The K Family operates on a made-to-order basis with no minimum requirements, helping to reduce overconsumption in the fashion industry. Every component throughout the manufacturing process is intricately handcrafted by The K Family's skilled artisans. The factory is also regularly audited on its ethical trading and corporate responsibility, ensuring the use of only the highest quality and sustainably sourced materials.