Today, consumers everywhere are more conscious about the companies they choose to support. After all, it’s essential to give back to people and the planet. In fact, consumers are even selecting shoes that benefit others. Below, we’re going to highlight six sustainable shoe brands that are changing the footwear landscape—and treating us to lovely shoes.
When you purchase from Allbirds, you can rest assured you’re buying comfortable shoes and doing good for the Earth. Allbirds uses sustainable materials, such as merino wool, recycled plastic bottles, and ethically sourced eucalyptus to create casual footwear you’re sure to adore. They manufacture their shoes at ethical factories, and they arrive at your door in 100% recyclable packaging. If you’re searching for your new daily footwear, look no further.
Nisolo crafts a large selection of contemporary shoes for men and women. The company responsibly sources their materials, and you can relax knowing they sell directly to you—there are no middlemen. The company also provides its staff in Kenya, Mexico, and Peru with beyond fair wages and healthcare as well as a healthy working atmosphere. No doubt, Nisolo is a gamechanger in the fashion industry—they’re a company you should definitely keep on your radar.
Po-Zu offers a wide range of modern footwear for men, women, and kids. The company even has vegetarian and vegan kicks, not to mention a Star Wars-inspired collection of boots and sneakers! Po-Zu is best known for using carefully-selected, non-toxic materials and promoting low-impact manufacturing processes. If you’d like to support a business that puts your feet, the environment, and their workers first, choose Po-Zu.
Recently, Rothy’s has been receiving a ton of attention, and people are raving for good reason. These shoes effortlessly marry comfort and style—plus, they’re crafted from recycled water bottles. Further, Rothy’s creates their amazing shoes using carbon credits and low-waste production practices. Rothy’s proves that cute, cozy footwear can be environmentally friendly and come in a variety of styles. Best of all, if your shoes get dirty, you can simply toss them in your washing machine. They’re truly a company to support!
VEERAH designs cruelty-free, responsibly-sourced, and 100% PETA-approved vegan luxury shoes for women. This lady-led company uses high-quality materials from all over the globe to craft gorgeous high heels. VEERAH also wraps their shoes in non-toxic packaging—they make the dust bags from 100% recycled PET bottles. Need a new pair of dressy shoes? VEERAH has you (and the environment) covered.
Based in France, sneaker company Veja creates cool shoes from raw materials such as organic cotton, vegetable-tanned leather, and wild rubber. Additionally, to avoid overproduction in their Brazil factory, they only follow through with orders placed months in advance. They even their shoes ship in recycled (and recyclable) cardboard packaging.