SHOP THE POST
The temperatures have dipped across the country, and it’s finally socially appropriate to break out the boots and scarves. What if we made the decision to put purpose in the steps we take? I’ve rounded up 12 fair trade and sustainable boots for fall that will help you walk confidently and consciously.
Whether we realize it or not, shoppers can enact change through their buying power. Fast fashion might be easy and affordable to obtain, but it comes at the cost of unstable working conditions and unlivable wages for factory workers. Every day we cloak ourselves in an outfit we’re confident in, which means every day we can make a simple decision to contribute to a more sustainable, fair world.
I, too, am making the effort to swap out my old favorites with new brands that offer vegan, fair trade, or sustainable boots and shoes. From artisan-made shoes from villages in Peru to eco-friendly leather alternatives, I hope this fair trade and sustainable boot guide give you a little inspiration to revamp your footwear.
Behind the Boots
One: Vegan boots, offers fair wages to workers, uses eco-friendly materials
Two: Made by female artisans in Peru; creates long-term economic impact by employing female artisans around the world
Three: Made by female artisans in Peru; creates long-term economic impact by employing female artisans around the world
Four: Safe and fair wage working conditions with benefits; natural materials
Five: Ethical and transparent factories with fair wages, reasonable hours, and transparent materials.
Six: Vegan boots, offers fair wages to workers, uses eco-friendly materials
Seven: Fair labor standards, recycled materials, and vegan options
Eight: Fair labor standards, recycled materials, and vegan options
Nine: Ethically made by artisans in Peru and Nisolo, the company has a TON of benefits for their producers you can read about here.
Ten: Vegan boots, offers fair wages to workers, uses eco-friendly materials
Eleven: Buy a pair of shoes, give a pair of shoes to a person in need
Twelve: Ethically made by artisans in Peru who receive health care benefits, above fair wages, and a healthy work environment