Leather and exotic skins tanning
Quality synthetic, vegan and eco materials
Raw materials formulation
Custom dye and print processes
Hardware and components sourcing and development
Flex, abrasion and slip resistance treatments
Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial treatments
Wear and strength testing
Product specification and grading
Last development and fit testing
Footbed and insole development
Outsole, midsole and heel component development
Mold and toolings production
Fit and wear testing
Materials purchasing and inventory
Production line setup
Factory scheduling and timeline management
Equipment purchasing, setup and maintenance
Training for factory workers, craftsmen, and supervisors
Efficiency and defect rate studies
Onsite and independent lab testing
Establishing criterion for industry standards
Lab testing for materials formulation
Lab testing for performance
Certification for import requirements
Price and timeline comparisons for shipping routes
Booking port to port, or door to door shipments
Preparing import and export documents
Outlining specifications for customs duties
ETHICS & STANDARDS
Otabo has been a pioneer for workers’s rights and strong factory ethics in China for over 30 years.
We provided clean and safe working conditions, and built a strong community for our employees with a focus on family and individuals, when most factories did not. We continue these
We work with factories that maintain a standard of care that includes reasonable hours, living wages, clean and safe facilities, no underage employees, and that make contributions to
employee healthcare, education and employee homeownership.
Factory conditions can vary but we always give preference to those that provide better conditions for their employees.
SHIPPING & LOGISTICS
We ship to the following countries, but can meet your needs for quality control standards and country of origin requirements for any specified country. Check out our Shipping Guide and Checklist for more information on how to obtain shipping estimates and prepare to clear customs.
Return Policy : Education Course
The Education Course is non-refundable. You will retain access to the course for 6 months from date of purchase.
Return Policy : Individual Chapters
Education Course chapters are non-refundable. You will retain access to each chapter for 6 months from date of purchase.
Return Policy : Tools, Templates, and Guides
Tools, Templates & Guides are non-refundable. You will retain access to these materials for 1 year from date of purchase.
Return Policy: Consulting
Consulting hours are non-refundable. Session must be conducted within 1 year of purchase. Rescheduling requires 2 business days of notice.
Return Policy : Documentation
Documentation is non-refundable and must be applied to a consulting session conducted within 1 year of purchase.