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7 Sustainable Footwear Brands To Shop Now

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An ecological genre of style which is oft forgotten, sustainable footwear is just as important (if not more so) than the clothes we consider. After all, shoes are a necessity – unless you’re on a beach (lucky you). 

According to The Shoe Industry, more than 20 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured each year, hence it’s more important than ever to think carefully about the products we are purchasing and wearing. Are they created with harmful chemicals? Will they biodegrade? Have they been produced ethically and ecologically? It’s important to ask these questions, and invest in the brands that provide right-minded answers. From Novesta to Penelope Chilvers, we bring you six of the most sustainable footwear brands to shop now.

7 Sustainable Footwear Brands To Shop Now

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  • Elliott Footwear


    Founded in Copenhagen in 2018, Elliott is the world’s first climate-positive shoe brand – which means the business is actually having a positive effect on the environment. The company is a member of the UNFCC climate change initiative, which means a pair of its shoes reverse the carbon footprint with a climate positive offset of 1 tonne of CO2. Customers are also actively encouraged to recycle their shoes at the end of their life in return for 15 per cent off their next purchase. There are four main styles to choose from, all unisex, with low classic and high top variations and a minimalist colour palette, made from vegan leather, suede and recycled rubber and canvas.

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    Penelope Chilvers

    Why have regular shoes when you can have Penelope Chilvers shoes – in which the soles are made of old tyres. This is the kind of creative recycling we love to see. In addition, the brand’s ‘waste not want not’ motto means zero plastics are used throughout the collections.

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    Dating back to the late 1930s, Novesta knows a thing or two about making high-quality footwear. What’s more, the Slovakian brand is serious about sustainability. Every collection is manufactured “according to the highest environmental standards”, crafted with natural rubber and 100 per cent cotton and linen. Plus, the brand’s long-established and timeless designs ensure your feet will never be lacking in style – or comfort.

    Novesta Star Master Shoes Mono Beige, £42,

  • Best sustainable fashion brands: Good News

    Good News

    Good News produce effortlessly cool sneakers. The brand is sustainable from the start of the shoe-making process to after the shoe is no longer wanted. Created with the aim of using a platform to promote a healthy planet, Good News goes to great lengths to ensure its carbon, water and chemical footprint is as low as possible. Each pair of shoes is made with a recycled rubber sole, organic cotton and weave uppers, and a recycled eco-lite footbed. The brand also has a small supply chain to be able to care for each person involved. Finally, Good News will donate deadstock and faulty shoes to refugees in need, as well as the homeless. Shop them at Dover Street Market and

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    Not only are Yatay’s shoes 100 per cent sustainable, but its packaging is too. Get your hands (or feet) on a pair of these sustainable sneakers. The brand uses entirely eco-friendly materials – expect them to arrive in a box made of five plastic bottles making its environmental impact approximately 90 per cent lower than a traditional shoebox.

    No More Plastic designed by Azza Slimene, £260,

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    Aspiga was launched after founder Lucy Macnamara fell in love with the impressive craftspersonship in Kenya – in particular, the handmade beach sandals. The label practices ethical trading, supports local communities, as well as ensuring the supply chain is small, trustworthy and transparent, using natural fibres to create each piece.

    Aspiga Camilla Cowboy Boots, £170,

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    Veja’s sneakers are everywhere – look around London and it feels like everyone has a pair. This is a national obsession we can get on board with, because the brand is big on transparency. Customers can look into Veja’s supply and production chain and find out all the information they need to know. Plus, the vegan shoes are totally inexpensive for stylish design and well-thought-out materials.

    Veja V-12 Leather White Guimauve Marsala, £115,

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