More than twenty years ago wife and husband team, Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, discovered Dansko’s first product in a tiny store in Europe. They realized that a simple pair of clogs would not only change their lives, but that of everyone who might wear them. So, believing that when you have something great you share it, they gave pairs to friends. Then their friends told their friends. And just like that, a comfort legend was born!
Today, Dansko’s 100% employee owned company based in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, offers a complete line of footwear – heels, boots, sandals, wedges, flats and many, many types of clogs. Every pair is infused with legendary Dansko all-day comfort and support.
Every Dansko product must meet the highest standards for comfort, support, durability, fit and performance. From initial sketches to final inspection, hundreds of steps take place before a pair of Dansko shoes will make their way onto your feet.
The Dansko Foudation
Dansko rolls up their sleeves in support of the community. In 2003, they launched the Dansko Foundation to inspire, support and facilitate charitable giving to not-for-profit community based groups and local chapters of national organizations.
To date, the Foundation has provided over half a million dollars to more than 80 not-for-profit organizations in and around the Delaware Valley. This funding has helped provide meals, shelter, clothing, household goods and animal rescue services as well as educational, therapeutic and recreational programs for children and adults. Additionally, employees are able to double the value of their charitable donations through the Foundation’s matching grants program.
The Foundation Board is staffed entirely by Dansko employees, meeting quarterly to review grant proposals and distribute funds to qualifying organizations that demonstrate benefit for humankind.
Funding for the foundation is generated internally with proceeds from shoes sold in the Dansko Company Store, located in West Grove, southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. If you are in the area, please do stop by and say hello. Your purchase will help those in need.