Sustainability has continued to grow, penetrating various sectors and spheres of life. The reason is not far fetched; it is our only chance at restoring and preserving our planet, at least for now. This awareness has spread far in the fashion industry, which is a very active and impactful one. Gradually but surely, the change is happening, which is why they are sustainable and ethical brands growing in the industry, even sneakers! This article is set to help you discover nine of these sustainable and ethical sneaker brands.


 

Veja

Since 2005, Veja has been making sneakers for men, women, and kids. Their sneakers are environmentally friendly, made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes. Sneakers that treat humans with respect, produced in dignified conditions, Veja also have vegan options in their collections.

Contact details
Business Address: 15 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris, France
Website: https://www.veja-store.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veja.fairtrade
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veja
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vejaproject
Email: service-clients@veja-store.com

Photos Copyright © Veja


 

Womsh

Driven to make the world a little better through their actions, Womsh respects the planet and those who wear it. When you choose Womsh, you choose to change and beauty. All their collections, including the vegan line, are beautiful, sustainable, and Italian, created out of love for the land, craftsmanship, and design.

Contact details
Business Address: 35010 Vigonza, Province of Padua, Italy
Website: https://www.womsh.com/en_us
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womshoes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womsh.sneakers
Email: support@womsh.com

Photos Copyright © Womsh


 

Flamingo’s Life

Flamingo’s Life is built on the belief that veganism is a vehicle for change as it is key to reducing CO2 emissions, saving water, and respecting animal life, making the fashion industry visible and transparent from its corner.

Based in Elche: Spain, they make biodegradable sneakers using materials prepped in-house, such as corn, bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, and natural rubber extracted sustainably from the Hevea brasiliensis tree. Every Flamingo’s Life collection has a social project associated with it, aimed at improving lives.

Contact details
Business Address: Elche, Alicante
Website: https://www.en.flamingoslife.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamingoslife
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flamingoslife
Email: contact@flamingoslife.com

Photos Copyright © Flamingo’s Life


 

Saola Shoes

Keen on taking small steps that create big change, each pair in Saola supports biodiversity preservation. Their super comfy sneakers, extra light and so sustainable, are made from recycled, organic, and bio-based materials. 

Contact details
Business Addresses: 1345 Plaza Ct N, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA and Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France
Website: https://saolashoes.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saolashoes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saolashoes
Email: connect@saolashoes.com

Photos Copyright © Saola Shoes


 

YATAY

Italy based YATAY produces bio-sneakers that are cruelty-free and soft. For them, it is all about minimal-style meetings with attention to detail. They only use recycled and biological materials like cereals, wood, and more from certified sources. YATAY upcycles and also gives back to Nature as each pair plants a tree.

Contact details
Business Address: Viale Bianca Maria, 25, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
Website: https://www.yatayatay.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liveyatay
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yatay
Email: hello@yatayatay.com

Photos Copyright © YATAY


 

Allbirds

Made From Nature for mankind, Allbirds sneakers are crafted with planet-friendly natural materials, like merino wool and eucalyptus trees. Truly sustainable, reducing their environmental impact has remained a top priority for them. They have reimagined shoe packaging, using 90% post-consumer recycled cardboard that serves as a shoebox, shopping bag, and mailer all in one. Another outstanding detail is the simplicity of their designs and their priority of comfort.

Contact details
Business Address: 57 Hotaling Pl, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Website: https://www.allbirds.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weareallbirds
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allbirds
Twitter: https://twitter.com/allbirds
Email: help@allbirds.com


 

CARIUMA

At CARIUMA, when you get a pair of sneakers, you plant two trees. Their reforestation program in their founders’ homeland - Brazil, where the rainforests are home to an increasing number of endangered plants & animals, is driven by their undying desire to nurture the earth. Good for people and the planet, their sneakers (with vegan options) are designed to be fashionable but ultra-comfy and eco-friendly. From production to shipping, they strive to make their footprint as small as possible.

Contact details
Business Address: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website: https://cariuma.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cariuma
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cariuma
Email: care@cariuma.com


 

Giesswein

Made from 100% merino wool, Giesswein sneakers are extra light and soft. Committed to processing wool to the point of optimization and creating unique products with the result, Giesswein has found a way to sustainably produce sneakers. Focused on resource-saving production methods, they fully leave zero scraps and use up to 90% recycled water in production and renewable resources.

Contact details
Business address: Brixlegg, Austria
Website: https://en.giesswein.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiessweinGLOBAL
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giesswein_
Email: shop@giesswein.com


 

Po Zu

Award-winning, Po Zu combines outstanding ethics with unrivalled comfort to create footwear that you will love. Expertly crafted, their stylish vegan footwear are made from carefully selected natural and sustainable materials that are healthy for your feet and kind to the environment.

Contact details
Business address: Suite 6, Concept Park, Watling Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7YD
Website: https://po-zu.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoZuShoes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/po_zu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Po_Zu
Email: customerservice@po-zu.com

 


The footwear industry often overlooks Mother Nature’s materials for cheaper, synthetic alternatives. This has taken and is still taking a huge toll on our planet. These brands are changing the narrative and passing the message that it’s indeed time for a change.

Standing out, they are infusing each stage of their production with a positive impact. Aside from the fact that they bring quality and style to the table, their cause is a great one to reckon with.