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Ethical shoes: what's out there for vegans and vegetarians?

Rachael Stubbins

3rd April, 2012

Leather is no longer the only option out there for footwear but do the eco credentials of leather-free alternatives stand up to scrutiny? more...
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How green are your Havaianas?

Sella Oneko

3rd May, 2011

Whether on the beach, in the city or in the countryside, summer’s staple shoe is without doubt, the humble flip flop. Question is, how well do flip flops really go with the environment? more...
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Above and Below: the eco-friendly take on Converse

Sella Oneko

19th April, 2011

Can you really make cool shoes from old tube seats? If eco-shoe maker Above and Below is anything to go by, says Sella Oneko, yes you can more...
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Best foot forward: eco friendly footwear

The Ecologist

29th March, 2011

From Melissa to Brooks, eco-friendly shoes are more stylish than ever more...

A good sport

The Ecologist

15th February, 2011

Say no to exploitation and eco crime with French sportswear company Veja’s ultra cool, ultra green trainers

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Save your health and the planet: run barefoot

Christine Ottery

4th March, 2010

It won't come naturally to most pampered westerners, but running in a barefoot-style can help reduce injuries and make trainers less resource-intensive... more...
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Rubber Rules

Matilda Lee

14th March, 2009

A pioneering ethical fashion company is helping maintain traditional livelihoods and prevent deforestation in the Amazon, writes Matilda Lee more...
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The eco-shoes with soles of coconut

Laura Sevier

1st June, 2008

What do you get if you cross a shoe with a coconut? A bounty for the feet. Laura Sevier meets Sven Segal, eco shoe designer and founder of the Po-Zu range, who has found a novel use for waste coconut husks. . .
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The most ethical shoe store in the world

Adbusters

1st September, 2005

The Blackspot Anticorporation was set up by media activists Adbusters to provide a shoe for consumers seeking an alternative to corporate brands like Nike. Blackspot’s latest design, the Unswoosher, has just been launched in the UK. more...
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Baring your soles

PAT THOMAS

1st July, 2005

Why pay £60 for an almost barefoot experience, when you can kick off your shoes and get it for free? more...

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