eco-friendly footwear

Puma Offers Financial Rewards to Improve Suppliers' Social, Environmental Standards

Puma knows that carrots often work better than sticks. The sportswear manufacturer has partnered with European bank BNP Paribas to create a “pioneering initiative” that…

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Mods: Modular, Sustainable Footwear That Reduces Landfill Waste

DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY “Mods,” his submission, comprises better-for-the-planet fibers such as bamboo, for the toe box and elastic wires and bands; wool, for an insulated,…

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Timberland, Pharrell Create Bee-Inspired Boots With Recycled Plastic

Shoe enthusiasts have something to buzz about. Timberland has teamed up with music mogul Pharrell Williams to create a pair of boots inspired by nature—bees, to be exact. Composed of…

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Simple Shoes Readies for 2015 Relaunch

Call it an early Easter miracle: Simple Shoes is returning from the dead. The ethical footwear firm, which shuttered in 2011, is poised to relaunch this fall with its first collection…

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M&S Debuts Eco-Shoes Made With Coffee Grounds, Plastic Bottles

GREEN FEET Still, the collection is far from vegan-friendly. Footglove’s sandals, flats, pumps, sneakers, and boots feature “premium” leather uppers, albeit ones…

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Made in L.A., Sydney Brown's Luxury Shoes Are Vegan, Sustainable

SHOE IN Brown’s aesthetic draws from her time in Japan, where she lived and worked for 10 years. When Brown sat down with Fletcher to outline the brand’s core tenets,…

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Ivana Basilotta Vegan Shoes Are Cruelty-Free, Sustainably Produced

Ivana Basilotta wants you to love the skin you’re in. A lifelong animal lover, the London-based designer has created a line of cruelty-free footwear that challenges…

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PETA, Macbeth Give Leather the Boot With Vegan-Friendly Sneaker

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants the young’uns to give animal hide the boot. PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division, has partnered with the…

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Oliberté Creates Jobs in Africa by Manufacturing Its Shoes on the Continent

WALKING TALL Although the business launched in 2009 with only two silhouettes and a handful of employees, it’s now a global brand that’s projected to sell between 20,000 and…

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Access to Shoes Could Eradicate Devastating Tropical Foot Disease

Shoes could become the new mosquito nets if a new global initiative has anything to do with it. Instead of fighting malaria, however, Footwork seeks to eradicate a devastating tropical…

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