Our curated selection of eco-conscious sneakers with a soul.
Since 2015, the Pan-European campaign Change Your Shoes has been raising awareness on the dangers of using chromium in leather tanning and on the bad working conditions in tanneries related to shoe production. It’s no secret this particular side of the fashion industry suffers from high-intensity labour processes to produce on short deadlines and very low prices its annual 23 billion pair thus worsening the living and working conditions of millions of workers. As a consumer (and sneakers’ fan), you can chose to invest in ethical and sustainable brands that produce differently by promoting local craftsmanship (Panafrica, N’Go Shoes), fair working conditions (Veja, Matt and Nat) whilst also caring for the environment (Elephbo, Adidas, Simple Shoes). Find out the one for you in this Living it selection gathering our favourite pair of trainers to wear this Autumn.
PANAFRICA, Casablanca Trainers, €85
SIMPLE SHOES, Waveoff Brown Hemp, €80
ELEPHBO, Handmade with recycled cement bags (woven plastic), €160
VEJA x Bellerose, €140
ADIDAS x PARLEY, Ultraboost St Shoes, €182
N’GO SHOES, Hand woven in Vietnam, €69
MATT AND NAT, €88
Header picture: VEJA