Three casual vegan trainers loved by royals and celebrities worldwide. Spotting vegan footwear, both stylish and functional, was a serious challenge not too long ago.
Nowadays, fuelled by celebrities from around the world seeking to contribute to a cleaner, better world, a new trend of ethically manufactured vegan shoes has emerged, and the number of reliable labels making vegan trainers continues to rise.
If what kind of vegan trainers royals and celebrities wear interests you the most, here are three brands they love right now. Driven by an ethical ethos to protect animals, these vegan trainer brands have put the environment at the top of their priority list as well.
1. NAE Vegan Trainers
NAE is a Portuguese vegan trainers brand promoting fair and animal-friendly products that respect the environment. NAE stands for ‘No Animal Exploitation’, and all of the brand’s products are locally-made by expert artisans.
The primary choice of materials is of natural origins such as cork, pineapple, recycled car airbags, PET plastic bottles, and other eco-friendly microfibers.
As one of our favourite brands that makes vegan trainers, NAE puts the accent not only of the use of natural and eco-friendly materials but also on the people creating such amazing pieces of footwear and their welfare.
Simple, exquisite, honest and comfortable, no wonder celebrities wear them with pride.
2. Flamingos’ Life Vegan Trainers
Flamingo’s Life is an ‘Animal Free Sneakers’ Spanish footwear label retailing in major cities across the United States and Europe.
While some find them similar to Veja at a first look, Flamingo’s Life designer refuses comparison.
To the designer, Flamingo’s Life is a truly vegan label, with an entire range of vegan trainers, not just a product here and there for greenwashing purposes!
Launched in 2015, the company had some initial teething issues regarding the quality and durability of their shoes, if the Facebook reviews are to be trusted.
Apart from ethical manufacturing, Flamingo’s Life ensures that with every sold pair of vegan trainers, two trees are planted via a project called Eden Reforestation.
Moreover, the brand uses recycled materials and ocean plastics in its products, so doing good is at the heart of the brand.
3. Ethletic Vegan Trainers
Advertised as ‘Fair. Vegan. Sustainable’, Ethletic is a brand from Germany known for its elegant and stylish vegan trainers and general footwear.
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Ethletic was the first brand to be awarded the ‘Quality Label for Fair Trade’, and ever since it has become a dedicated investor in improving the welfare and lives of their workers.
Ethletic’s entire range is vegan and the company’s choice of materials sourced from fair trade farms and natural rubber certified by the FSC, has made their shoes loved by vegan fashion lovers, choosing them for streetwear, casual dressing, or formal occasions.
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