Leather Free Shoes

There is no reason to wear the skin of a dead cow or any animal, when there are so many alternatives!

If you don’t know already, find out what’s so wrong with leather.

Vegan shoes and bag from Collection and Co

At ALV, we are against all forms of exploitation. For this reason, the vegan products listed here are all made ethically, considering the well being of those who made them. Products manufactured ethically are more expensive, because people are being paid a fair wage.

Keep scrolling too, to see what Animal Liberation Victoria thinks of vegan second hand shopping – a more affordable, and very sustainable option.

Please note this is not an advertisement. We just love compassionate clothing!

Will’s Vegan Shoes

This brand is certified vegan and carbon neutral.

The brand uses Ecolabel certified vegan materials, and they know where they’re made. Their materials meet Oeko Tex 100 and REACH regulations, and some are recycled.

Ethically made in Portugal under European Union employment, discrimination and health & safety law.

DJ Tigerlily wore sneakers from this label in our campaign video!

Sydney Brown

This vegan shoe brand uses materials like sustainably harvested beech wood from Germany, PU synthetic leather from renewable biomass (cereal grain oils), raffia (from raffia palm trees), cork and recycled materials.

Made ethically in Portugal.

(Intro image also Sydney Brown shoes)

 

Beyond Skin

This brand is certified 100% vegan.

100% of the lining of Beyond Skin shoes are made from recycled PU, and their heels and soles are partly made from recycled materials. The brand stands against both animal skin and PVC, with all of their shoes being made of PU and other vegan materials with a lesser environmental impact.

This sweat-shop free brand creates their shoes in Spain.

Bhava Studio

The completely vegan brand creates shoes made from PU, apple leather and some recycled materials and does not use PVC, or other harmful chemicals and dyes.

This brand makes their shoes ethically in Spain.

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather

The completely vegan brand uses sustainable materials that are produced in fair trade environments. These materials include eco-PU, PU made from renewable biomass such as cereal and vegetable seeds, and a PU made from 50% apple fibre. The brand is working to be 100% recyclable by 2021.

Shoes are made in a fair trade environment in both Spain and Portugal.

Saola Shoes

Each time a purchase is made with this brand, an environmental or wildlife protection charity is supported.

This brand uses sustainable materials like recycled ocean plastic, synthetic leather made from partly recycled sources, cork, organic cotton and recycled algae foam to create the parts of their shoes.

The shoes are made ethically in China, where a member of the brand, Xavier, regularly visits.

Susi Studio

This completely vegan brand uses multiple sustainable materials, including completely recycled PU synthetic leather.

The brand works with two ethical manufacturing facilities, one in Portugal and one in Hong Kong, which is entirely woman run and owned.

Nae Vegan Shoes

This vegan brand uses lots of sustainable materials, including pineapple leaf fibres, recycled materials, cork and synthetic leathers that are Oeko-Tex certified. The brand uses a CO2 free manufacturing system.

All shoes are made in Portugal, where the brand is based.

Ahimsa

The brand uses materials like organic cotton, as well as PU synthetic leather.

Ahimsa makes their shoes in their own factory in Brazil, the only completely vegan shoe factory in the world. This also means production is completely transparent and controlled by the brand who put ethics at the forefront of what they do.

By Blanch

This vegan business creates their shoes in Spain, and their materials are created in Europe, all ethically.

The brand uses sustainable materials, including apple skin leather like the above, which is 50% apple waste, 50% polyurethane on a natural base. The brand also uses Eco-label certified polyurethane.

Second Hand Treasures!

Animal Liberation Victoria also endorses the (more affordable!) buying of second hand and vintage vegan ‘leather’ products, which have already been created from man made materials. Have a look in your local thrift store, vintage store, or on online secondhand stores like ASOS Marketplace, Depop and thredUP!

We’ve selected some second hand, animal-friendly shoes found through searching ‘vegan leather shoes’ on Depop, to inspire your hunt, below. When you hunt, make sure to ask the seller to send you a picture of the material content tag!