A company with tradition and values
RICOSTA is a family-owned company that has been producing fashionable children’s shoes of outstanding quality for over 50 years. Today RICOSTA is one of the most and internationally successful and popular children’s shoe brands. The expertise speaks for itself: excellent fit and best wearing properties in a trendy design. The collections are developed and also partly manufactured in Donaueschingen in the Black Forest. RICOSTA is one of the few shoe manufacturers that still produces shoes in Germany itself and at its own certified locations in adjacent European countries.
Sustainability and responsibility
With its clear commitment to ecology and fair working conditions, RICOSTA has been a pioneer in the shoe industry for years in terms of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In 1999, we were the first company in the industry to introduce an environmental management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001 – and we are still the only children’s shoe manufacturer in Europe to be certified. Our suppliers and contractual partners are also actively involved in environmental protection.
At RICOSTA, we only use high-quality materials such as leather from Germany and Italy (approx. 80 % of the leather required) as well as from other European countries. Free of any harmful substances. Appropriate supply contracts and constant controls guarantee that all “ingredients” of our shoes are free from health risks.
RICOSTA relies on recycled Sympatex linings
RICOSTA and Sympatex have a long-standing, trusting partnership. Both companies are also pulling in the same direction when it comes to sustainability. For this reason, RICOSTA has relied on the climate neutral, recyclable and 100% PTFE-free and PFC-free Sympatex membrane for many decades. Furthermore, RICOSTA has switched to recycled Sympatex linings in its collections. In addition to using sustainable Terracare® leather, the traditional Donaueschingen-based company also pays particular attention to quality and short production routes. The collections are produced as climate-friendly as possible, mostly in Germany and in neighbouring European countries.