From vegan pumps to environmentally-friendly trainers, here are Stylist’s 5 favourite sustainable footwear companies.
Founded by an engineer and renewables expert, Allbirds has created a pioneering sustainable wool fabric specifically for its sturdy, stylish trainers. It also uses recyclable packaging.
With its directional gingham sliders and denim mules, New York favourite Brother Vellies is focused on nurturing sustainable practices. The brand uses kudu leather (a byproduct of the meat industry), vegetable dye and forges close ties with its farmers.
Dr. Martens has a lifetime warranty collection and uses packaging made from 100% post-consumer waste. It also uses sustainable materials such as recycled airbags, cork and pineapple leather in some shoes.
Known for its holiday-ready pumps, Toms has a growing range of sustainably made vegan shoes. It uses hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester, and all of its boxes are 80% recycled postconsumer waste.
Regularly spotted on the front row at Fashion Week, Veja makes stylish, environmentally friendly trainers with raw materials sourced from ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes.
To see more from Stylist’s sustainable fashion directory – including the world’s best ethical luxury labels and the eco-friendly brands making affordable style staples – click here.
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