Hello! If you are looking for shoes made with Cactus leather, you should try the collection fromCarmona.
This footwear Mexican brand is founded by 3 sisters based in León Guanajuato, where making shoes is a tradition since generations.
These ladies have decided starting day one to join the ecological revolution, integrating sustainable and innovative materials into their products designs.
The leather they use in the creation of footwear is a soft, sustainable and partially organic product that replaces the use of animal leather and synthetics that harm the environment. Moreover all the materials are locally sourced in Mexico but also carefully hand made by local expert artisans with great care and attention!
Shipping is worldwide however it is relatively straightforward if you live in US or Canada (actually free within Mexico) but if you are based somewhere else you would need to drop them a message to get to know shipping accurate costs and estimated timelines.
My favorite piece of the collection is the pair of vegan combat boots, perfect combination with long skirts and different type of stockings to wear during cold season just ahead of us in Europe!
Hope you get inspired for your next shopping of vegan shoes, take care!
I am going to talk about this brand, Girlfriend, which is an ethical and size-inclusive activewear brand, with amazing products at affordable prices!
Being eco-friendly is at the top of this brand priorities, and basically all their collection is made by recycled materials such as recycled post-consumer bottles to create bras and compressive leggings, but also recycled fishing nets and other waste are utilized to make Lite leggings, while tees and tanks are 100% cupro, a delicate fiber made from waste the cotton industry leaves behind.
Not to mention that also packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, which is cool!
When it comes to traceability and social impact the company states that textiles are made from recycled materials in a facility in Taiwan that specializes in eco-friendly and high-quality textiles, then cut-and-sewn in another SA8000 certified factory in Hanoi, Vietnam, that guarantees fair wages, safe and healthy conditions, and zero forced or child labor.
Another big plus is the size inclusivity that this brand offers, you can buy products from XXS to 6XL so really covering all different bodies and sizes so we can all feel included! I will definitely buy something, the ‘Compressive’ styles actually caught my eye, hope you get inspired too!
Today I am talking about this Californian brand Allbirds, which started as a producer of sustainable shoes made with cosy merino wool which yes they are super cool and yes they have conquered the attention of many “stars” such as Leo Di Caprio, and now decided to launch a fashion collection.
This brand keeps working on innovation, and they came up with this new material called TrinoXO which is a naturally derived fiber made from crab shell waste, the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth according to the company.
All the garments have the label that shows the climate footprint of production (so how many greenhouse gases have been released into the atmosphere) and can be bought online.
Honestly it is a very cool brand committed to sustainability and innovation, you should have a look, hope you get inspired!