Sustainable Style: Where to Buy Eco and Ethical Trainers

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Made from: Completely sustainable materials including a range of vegetable tanned leathers, organic and Fairtrade cotton, recycled plastic, wild rubber, jute and hemp (ethically produced in Brazil).

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Matt & Nat

Made from: 100% vegan, sustainable and recycled materials, including cork, rubber and recycled PET bottles.

Bonus points: All the Matt & Nat factories are also Social Accountability certified.

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Made from: Natural rubber, organic and Fairtrade cotton (including the laces), using only non-toxic dyes.


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Po Zu

Made from: Naturally renewable and sustainably harvested materials, primarily Piñatex (pineapple plastic), organic cotton, wool, coir (a mix of coconut husk and natural latex), cork, chrome-free leather and natural rubber. No toxic dyes are used on any products.

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Made from: Soles made from recycled tires, uppers made from organic cotton canvas, banana leaves and grass.

Bonus points: All shoes are handmade, avoiding any unnecessary manufacturing emissions.

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For Your Earth

Made from: Vegan materials including recycled plastic bottles for the uppers, organic cotton laces and recycled rubber soles. Only non-toxic, natural dyes and pigments, and non-toxic water-based glues are used.

Bonus points: By working with Planete Urgence, For Your Earth plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold.

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Made from: Recycled PET bottles and renewable Sorona fibres, plus repurposed waste (like fishing nets, old tyres, and even coffee grounds).

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Made from: Natural materials including cork, Piñatex, recycled PET and paperboard. It also uses carbon-neutral manufacturing to create all the vegan sneakers.

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Made from: Reclaimed wood, natural cork, recycled PET bottle fibres and recycled cotton.

Bonus points: It also recycles all remaining materials from the production process to reduce waste.

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Adidas X Parley (Adidas range)

Made from: Recycled yarn, with some of the yarn featuring Parley Ocean Plastic™ which is made from recycled waste from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean.

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