Where we make our shoes

Suppliers

At Clarks, we believe in building long-term relationships – ones that not only benefit our business, but the people who make our shoes. That’s why over 80% of our footwear production comes from suppliers we have worked with for more than 5 years and some of them for much longer. For Spring Summer 2021, approximately 80% of our footwear products were sourced from directly managed suppliers, with the remainder sourced through specialist agents. We do also sell some handbags and accessories, but these are a small part of our total business. Most of the production takes place in Asia, with a small percentage of production in Europe and Central America. In most of these factories the facilities are shared with production for other brands and customers.

Spring Summer 2021 footwear
production by country

Country Production by %
Vietnam 43.9%
Cambodia 20.3%
India 17.4%
China 10.1%
Bangladesh 5.4%
Indonesia 2.7%
Portugal 0.2%
Mexico 0.1%

We have updated our list of suppliers to include those used in the production of the majority of our products for the Spring Summer 2021 season. This list includes the footwear suppliers we directly manage, who produce approximately 80% of our branded footwear, as well as the majority of footwear and non-footwear suppliers that are used through agents and licensees. In total these suppliers represent over 99% of Clarks production by volume.

As part of our commitment to provide increased transparency of our supply base, a list of all the tanneries supplying leather used in Clarks specified shoes produced for the Spring Summer 2021 season by our direct managed suppliers is available: Clarks Tannery list. Information on the Leather Working Group environmental certification of each tannery can be found on the Leather Working Group website.

If you would like the information for either of these lists provided in an alternative format please contact csr@clarks.com

This information was last updated in March 2021 and is also available via the Open Apparel Registry website.