Sustainable and Ethical Sneakers
I spend my days teaching and mom-ming and working from home. My husband works a lot and when we do go out for date nights, we tend to keep it low key. This is a verbose way of justifying why I basically only wear athleisure wear these days.
And mama needs a new pair of shoes.
Last year I made a commitment to purchase sustainable, ethical gear so I have been on the hunt for sneakers that fit the bill.
I was actually surprised by how few options are out there, but I did find a handful of wonderful gems:
For everyday / training
Veja - these sneaks are so swoon-worthy that you can pick up a pair at Barney's. This Brazilian company uses sustainable materials and tout radical transparency. These sneaks, for instance, are made from: B-mesh (made from upcycled plastic bottles), synthetic leather, wild rubber, organic cotton and polyurethane.
AllBirds - Made from ZQ Certified Merino* or responsibly grown and sustainably harvested eucalyptus pulp, bottle laces, castor oil insoles and boxed up in recycled packaging, these trainers are a sustainably-minded girl's dream. *This certification ensures that their wool meets the highest standards of farming, land management, and animal welfare.