Eco Shoes that look fashionable...
Trying to find shoes that are eco friendly and don't look as though you are going camping is tough! In my last blog post, Slow Fashion, you may have noticed that shoes were conspicuously absent and that's because I couldn't find any that where reasonably fashionable. So this week, I did some more sleuthing around and finally found some really brilliant shoe designers that are doing the right thing and getting it right design wise. Enter "Love is Mighty" shoes. www.loveismighty.com
The founder, Monisha Raja, collaborates with indigenous tribes and artisans on her products. The shoe collection features vintage fabrics and handcrafted elements from a tribal artisans' collective in the deserts of gujarat, India putting together ancient artistry and modern design. LOVE IS MIGHTY uses no animal products and utilizes biodegradable and environmentally conscious materials wherever possible.
SUNO NY, for those who like a more upmarket sneaker look. www.sunony.com
Made in Kenya with excess collection fabrics and recycled rubber, each sneaker is a limited edition release, and is exclusive to SUNO Online. For each pair purchased, a donation of 15% of the price is made to Kenya’s Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for endangered elephants and rhinos.
NEUAURA SHOES - has a collection of vegan shoes, from flats to boots http://www.neuaurashoes.com
Their shoes are 100 percent animal free, and every shoe they carry is completely cruelty free. They are committed to animals, the environment and the vegan lifestyle.
Cri de Coeur means “cry from the heart" is the trendiest of the lot. www.cri-de-coeur.com
Crie de Coeur uses eco materials such as: “Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics, eco-PU that’s low-VOC, breathable and biodegradable, organic cotton, hemp and reclaimed wood and is committed to choosing vendors who abide by our ideals of earth-friendly manufacturing processes and fair treatment of workers.”
Their styling is all over the map, from very funky heels to more sedate flats and sandals.