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Five Stylish Ethical Shoes

inkkas ethical shoes

Ethical shoes get a bad rap.  A lot of people think of someone who is fond of the environment, and immediately conjure up an image of someone wearing socks and sandals.  Unflattering sandals at that.  But who says ethical shoes have to be frumpy?  I’ve found five gorgeous ethical shoes from five different ethical companies, proving that your feet can be as sustainably stylish as the rest of your wardrobe:

Inkkas

inkkas ethical shoes

How pretty are these Dolomite Low Tops from Inkkas?  Inkkas plant a tree for every pair of shoes they sell, and say they are established on the principles of fair trade, authenticity and social consciousness.  Their shoes are also pretty funky.

El Naturalista

el naturalista ethical shoes

 

How about some pretty sandals for summer?  This pair from El Naturalista are made as ethically and environmentally friendly as is possible when working with leather, and El Naturalista have even recently expanded their range to include vegan shoes.

Po-Zu

ethical shoes po zu

 

Po Zu specialise in stylish ethical shoes made from vegan materials, chrome free leather and even pineapple.  I have to say that I have had my eye on these vegan friendly Piper V Brown Linen Boots for quite some time now, but just about every pair of their shoes could easily make my wishlist!

Veja

veja ethical shoes

I’ve featured Veja a few times on the blog lately, and for good reason – Veja pride themselves on transparency, organic materials and fair trade sourcing.  And not just that – their ethical shoes are lovely.  These vegan canvas trainers would be a great timeless addition to any wardrobe.

Beyond Skin

beyond skin bumble bee ethical shoes

Finally, Beyond Skin specialise in vegan shoes, and if these Bee Shoes aren’t the cutest things you have ever seen then I don’t know what is.

Do you have any ethical shoe brands that you love?  Do share in the comments below!

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Ethical Clothing Inspiration

summer ethical clothing

Looking for some summer ethical clothing inspiration?  I’ve put together a list of lovely ethical pieces that have caught my eye lately with summer sun, lazy days, and exploring in mind.  Call it my fantasy fairtrade shopping list if you will!

ethical fashion inspiration

From clockwise:

People Tree top* (£45) – a simple classic for summer days.

Lotta From Stockholm clogs (£56.50) – a stylish sandal upgrade.

People Tree Top* (£60) If I only buy one thing this summer, it will be this top.  It’s made for picnics in the park.  Also, pockets.

Green People Organic Sunscreen* (£22.00) – Sunscreen without the nasties.

Crossed Sunglasses (£95.00) – Expensive sunglasses give me the fear that I’ll drop them, sit on them or leave them sitting on a park bench.  One day I’ll reach Grownup Level 10, where I’ll be incredibly responsible with sunglasses, and consider a pair of these beauties.

Veja Trainers (€75) – for off road adventuring.  And vegan friendly.

ethical clothing lookbook

Komodo Checked ‘Wendy’ Dress (£48) – this checked dress has my name all over it, quite literally.

Monkee Genes Jeans (£40) – for a smart alternative to denim.

Here Today, Here Tomorrow Tote Bag (£105) -for carrying sun screen, glasses, a good book and other summer in the park essentials.

Beaumont Organic Cotton Dress (£109) – be still my beating heart.

Thought Organic Cotton Trousers* (£59.90) – cotton trousers for days when you don’t want to get your legs out, or when it’s too cold for dresses.  Because let’s be realistic for just one second: summer in the UK isn’t all sunshine and blue skies!

 

What are your plans for the summer?  We plan on sorting out our garden, tending to the allotment, spending sunny days in the park, taking day trips to Fife and East Lothian, and taking a wee holiday on the west coast.  Roll on the nice weather!