ZOE & ZAC
From the unlikely quarters of Payless ShoeSource comes an affordable line of green footwear derived from faux leathers, organic cotton, linen, natural hemp, recycled rubber, and water-based glues. Zoe & Zac is a collaboration between the footwear giant and model-entrepreneur Summer Rayne Oakes, who lends her unerring eye to the ongoing collection.
Perfect for vegan brides and bridesmaids, Olanthe’s matrimonially minded satin flats and heels hail from the south of France, where they’re crafted in a family-owned factory that has been making shoes for 100 years.
Macbeth isn’t exclusively vegan, but its range of cruelty-free sneakers and hi-tops is so extensive that we would be remiss if we left it out. Although the shoemaker manufactures overseas, Macbeth only works with factories that abide by strict labor laws relating to minimum age, wage and overtime regulations, employee housing, and workplace safety.
An animal-friendly shoe and clothing company based in Los Angeles, Keep uses a third-party auditor to ensure ethical working conditions in its factories in China, Brazil, and Vietnam. “A Keep team member is on the line for every single production,” it says.
Not only is every pair of Freerangers handmade to order in the United Kingdom, but it also bears the Vegan Society insignia as a guarantee of excellence. Your purchase also includes a full refurbishing service, so your clodhoppers stay in tip-top shape for years to come.