These Fair Trade eco sneakers offer ethical alternatives to the main brands. All of these are made from biodegradable and vegan-friendly materials, made by indie companies who make it a mission to look after the planet. Quality vegan shoes are mostly sold online, so get your feet measured at shoe shop, to avoid the hassle of returns. They are all made from kind and sustainable materials. It’s good to let shoes dry out on alternate days so they last longer, so invest in two pairs, and they should last a long time.
Komodo Eco Sneakers
Komodo Eco Vegan Sneakers (also in red) are made in Sri Lanka and sold in compostable cardboard boxes (the company helps to restore rainforests for Sumatran orangutans. Comfortable and stylish, these are great to wear everyday, and made with simple white laces and a pull tab detail, to go well with anything in your wardrobe. They are made from certified organic cotton and a rubber sole.
Ethletic is a classic Fair Trade brand of cotton trainers, made in Pakistan. These fun sneakers feature a natural latex foam rubber tongue and collar, with a reinforced to section for all-day comfort. The removable anti-bacterial insole is made with coconut fibres for added absorption.
The company also pays an additional premium to the official welfare society run by the employees. The styles are pretty unisex apart from this pretty pink Sea Shell style. Komodo sneakers (choose Grey or Red) are made in Sri Lanka and sold in compostable cardboard boxes (the company helps to restore rainforests for Sumatran orangutans.
Ethical Wares (Wales) offers many types of shoes including these sneakers made from eco recycled materials. What’s also nice is that this company also uses profits to help feed and care for a menagerie of rescued farm animals. Leather is not a by-product of the meat industry and most leather shoes are made in the Far East, where there is little animal welfare (or human rights) laws. These shoes are all made either locally or with fair working practices in Europe.aching the sea (one-time purchase to last years).
Vegetarian Shoes also makes lots of nice shoes, including trainers like these funky green ones. The founder used to make all the shoes himself, but things took off and now they are made Fair Trade, mostly in Europe with eco materials. If you live near Brighton City, you can pop by, as they also have a retail shop, though the online range is more extensive.
Rationl was created by a woman who had a 2-month hospital stay and 4 intensive surgeries after a life-threatening brain injury. Inspired to make an impact, she designs quality long-lasting footwear that gives back to a brain and spine foundation charity which provides support and help and information (not medical animal research).