Conal Footwear first made their mark in the traditional footwear industry in Asia during 1983. In Chinese characters, “Conal” means health and promise. Deriving from this, the goal of the company is to always provide high quality, ethically made shoes at prices that are affordable for customers. The switch to vegan leather was a big decision that started about 10 years ago to fulfill this mission. The company realized that vegan material had many benefits such as eliminating harm to animals/the environment and also increasing the variations in material that could be used for the production. Starting off as a DTC (direct-to-consumer) business, the extended support of the Conal community has led the company to begin manufacturing products to send out, even internationally.