fair-trade shoes

Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

SHOES WITH SOUL “We are extremely pleased to work with Camper, a family-owned company with strong values and a long-term perspective on our collaboration,” Simone Cipriani, head…

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Lemlem, Soludos's Ethical Espadrilles Are Bohemian-Chic

While folks in the Northern Hemisphere are dusting off their snow boots, for the rest of us, there’s Soludos, a line of bohemian-chic espadrilles that pair soft cotton uppers with…

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Proud Mary Global Textiles Focuses on Empowerment, Not Pity

Socially conscious lifestyle brand Proud Mary focuses on the mantra “Pride not Pity.” After volunteering in South America for Habitat for Humanity, owner Harper Poe was moved to…

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Feelgoodz Introduces Hand-Loomed Slippers, Fairly Made in Guatemala

Known for its eco-friendly flip-flops, Feelgoodz is expanding its business into indoor ballet-style slippers. Fairly handwoven and loomed in Guatemala from vegetable-dyed natural…

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Saigon Socialite Applies the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving to Shoes

KICK OFF For one thing, you won’t find a four-tailed dragon on any of the heels. Because the motif is reserved for high-ranking pagodas, Saigon Socialite’s carvers…

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Ma'mitons Makes Bags, Shoes Using Leaves From Cameroon's Forests

Already a favorite among many celebrities, Ma’mitons bags and sandals are eco-friendly and ethically made by artisans in Cameroon. Founded by Priscilla Njankou, Ma’mitons works with…

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Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a…

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Vans Collaborates With Della to Create Socially Conscious Batik Sneakers

Too hot for boots, too cool for sandals? Split the difference with a pair of batik-print sneakers from Vans. Produced in partnership with Della, a fair-trade label that employs artisans…

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Grandt Mason: Upcycled Vegan Shoes, Ethically Made in South Africa

On the cutting edge of vegan footwear, South African atelier, Grandt Mason Originals produces sustainable, unique, handmade designs that promote locally sourced and recycled materials.…

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Converse Sues Autonomie Project Over Eco-Friendly "Chuck Taylor" Knockoffs

Converse is feeling litigious. The Nike-owned North Andover footwear company filed a lawsuit at U.S. District Court in Boston Monday alleging trademark infringement and unfair business…

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Suno Debuts Upcycled-Fabric Sneakers to Help Baby Elephants in Kenya

If you’re looking to put a little pep in your step this winter, and you’ve got a yen for helping wildlife, we’ve got the shoe for you. For a limited time, Suno will be…

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NEW! Veja Tauá Organic Cotton Canvas Sneakers For Spring/Summer 2010

There’s more than one way to get your Jolly Roger on, me hearties, and embrace the springtime nautical trend—without looking like boatswain in search of an oar. Ethical footwear…

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Kick Off the Winter Blues With Osborn's Traffic-Stopping Fair-Trade Footwear

Gray, overcast skies at three in the afternoon are enough to sour the sunniest of dispositions. Turn that frown upside down by shifting your attention earthward to Osborn Design’s…

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