Ethical Companies that Offer Fair Trade, Vegan & Eco-Friendly Shoes

The term "ethical" will mean different things for different people. As a catch-all phrase, it typically refers to products that are made within fair trade guidelines, do not harm animals, and/or require minimal environmental impact for their production. The products can also support social causes or charities. There are many shoe companies that produce products that fall under these guidelines. Here are five companies that produce both stylish and ethical footwear: 1. TOMS Shoes When you … [Read more...]

Qupid Isaac 43 Vegan Strappy Wedges

These Qupid Isaac 43 Beige Peep Toe Strappy Wedge Heels were featured in this month's People StyleWatch Magazine* (May 2011 issue) and are available from LuLu's for only $42. Yay or nay? Ultra versatile as an ankle bootie or a wedge heel these vegan, pebbled leather sandals show off your toes, while wrapping your foot in strappy splendor. Bronze side zipper measures 5.25". Wrapped wedge heel is 3.5" plus rubber tip on a non skid rubber flex-sole. Fit is true to size. Available in whole and half … [Read more...]

Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2011

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It can be confusing to find the current trends when many magazines have been reporting on what to wear next Autumn/Winter. However it is important to concentrate on what we will be rocking this Spring/Summer. Many designers such as Jil Sander and Burberry Prorsum were showing jewelled brights which is a stark contrast to the beiges and camels everyone has succumbed to through the Winter months. As always it is important to match you accessories to your outfit. Nothing is more important than … [Read more...]

Five vegan shoe brands (that won’t make you look like a hippie)

Earth Day #40 is just around the corner, and perhaps you've been inspired to start "greening" your lifestyle by changing the light bulbs, dusting off the bike, or planting a garden. But what about the shoes? Yep, that closet full of footwear also has an environmental impact. If most of your shoes are made from leather (and that's probably the case), they're tied to some major ecological & social problems, including Water pollution: Remember Erin Brockovich? The chemical at the … [Read more...]

Pink Shoes and Peppermint Soap

What does this Simple Shoes Women's Satire Sneaker and this handmade natural Peppermint Body Bar have in common?   Besides the pink swirls? Give up? They are both considered "organic". The Peppermint Body Bar is only one of over a dozen handmade natural soap options available from Best Bath Store. Organic extracts, blended essential oils and natural botanicals make up various aromas, including cocoa butter, coffee, eucalyptus, evergreen, honey milk, shea butter, vanilla bean and more. The … [Read more...]