Some wellies are made with plastic (rather than natural rubber) and many also have wool linings or leather trim. This collection of funky eco-friendly wellies is one of the most popular posts, showing just how many people want to find wellington boots to splash around in, but not containing plastic or PVC.
All these wellies are made from rubber, but also very well-made. Cheap wellies tend not to be that great, as they are not very comfortable. These are all as comfortable as a pair of slippers, and last for years, with good care. Never wear wellies near corrosive substances, and also don’t leave them near heat.
Ever Creatures Handmade Wellies offer a nice alternative to conventional wellies, which are usually made from plastic. Although there are a few plastic (PVC) wellies on site, nearly all the wellies here are made from rubber, which is naturally biodegradable, so no harm to the earth. This is especially important, if you were to lose one near water, like by the sea.
The company also makes welly socks from cotton and bamboo (due to the small amount of Spandex for comfort, wash these in a microfiber catch bag, to stop microplastics going from the machine, to to sea). This is a one-time purchase you can use to wash all synthetic clothing.
The rubber used comes from the best plantation, to result in a ‘wow’ moment when you un-box your new boots. The range of wellies is extensive, all in various colours and styles:
- Tall wellies
- Short wellies
- Ankle wellies
- Kids’ wellies
Built for comfort, these wellies carry a 12-month warranty and have a flexible footbed and unique sole unit. They are also vegan-friendly and wipe-clean, with adjustable gusset. Fully tested to 100K stress steps, they are also 100% waterproof. Evercreatures (Lincolnshire) has over 15 years of making wellies. It owns its own factory in China, to protect worker welfare. And these wellies are comfortable enough to garden, walk in the rain, muck out the stables or attend a festival.
Funky Eco Wellies for Children
Frugi Puddle Buster Wellington Boots are made from rubber, in fun colours. With soft cotton lining, choose from Rainbow Roads, Polar Play or Rhino Ramble. Rubber wellies are much better for the planet than PVC, because if you do lose one, it will naturally biodegrade. Goes well with their Puddle Buster RainWear (made from recycled plastic bottles).
If you use their recycled polyester wellie warmers, wash in a Guppyfriend, to stop microplastics breaking off in the machine, where they could reach the ocean. Frugi (Cornwall) designs fun and colourful clothing for children, made from organic cotton, made ethically in India. All sent in biodegradable packaging, made from potatoes!
Bogs Children’s Wellies
Baby Bogs makes lovely wellies for kids, from waterproof materials. In lovely designs, they are super-light with wide flexible soles and a warm cosy lining, rated down to -10C so are perfect for the cold and wet weather!