05 Dec

Our 5 Favourite Ethical Winter Boots

Winter has arrived for the Northern hemisphere, but it also seems to want to stay a little bit longer in Australia. So, whilst rain has been pouring down on Sydney, the Good On You team has been on the hunt for stylish, ethical boots to keep your feet warm, dry and chic.

Here’s our 2018 list of great looking boots from brands doing the right thing by people, planet, and animals!

Alice + Whittles

Rated: Great

Minimalist Black + White Ankle Boots – Ships internationally

Alice + Whittles favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices and sustainable materials. They use rubber sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests, so these environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable boots will keep your feet dry all year long!

Bourgeois Boheme

Rated: Good

Matilda Black – Ships internationally

London-based Bourgeois Boheme is a vegan footwear brand for men and women, designing classic shoes with a contemporary twist! These gorgeous boots are made from Pinatex, a vegan material created from pineapple leaf fibers, how cool is that?

Bhava

Rated: Good

Chelsea Hikers – Ships internationally

BHAVA is an innovative vegan women’s footwear brand founded by designer Francisca Pineda. The brand uses some environmentally friendly materials, such as organic cotton and recycled materials. It also does not use aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome when creating its vegan leather.

NOAH

Rated: Good

Renata Boots – Ships internationally

Noah creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. Hand-crafted in Italy, which reduces its carbon footprint,  the brand uses a small proportion of eco-friendly materials in its high-quality and long-lasting shoes.

Beyond Skin

Rated: Good

Frieda Metallic Grey Lace Up Vegan Boots – Ships internationally

Beyond Skin was born in 2001, aiming to create gorgeous, stylish and cruelty-free shoes because it seemed impossible to be both stylish and cruelty-free. The brand is based in Brighton and manufactures its shoes in Alicante, Spain and uses some eco-friendly materials, including recycled elements.

Editor's note: Feature Image via Alice + Whittles. All other images via brands mentioned.

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