22 Nov

6 Ethical Sandals for Summer

As the weather gets warmer, a great summer sandal is a must-have accessory that will see you through all your warm-weather adventures – from those long walks on the beach, to picnics in the park and backyard pool parties. To ensure you are comfortable and well-equipped for the season, here are six ethical sandals for summer:

Indosole

Rated: Good

ESSNTLS Cross Womens Leaf – Ships internationally

Indosole is on a mission to become the most responsible footwear company in the world by delivering high-quality environmental shoes for travel, adventure, and life. For this new Cross style, the brand mixed its signature recycled tyre sole technology, natural and vegan uppers, and used its enviro fibre straps in a new way to create Indosole’s most ’stylish’ sandal yet.

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Funky Kalakar

Rated: Good

Mudpie Vegan Slingback Heels – Ships internationally

Funky Kalakar brings alive the stories of the ancient craft in the form of contemporary designs by handcrafting them using natural materials. These gorgeous slingback heels are 100% handmade with PETA certified vegan materials.

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Ecoalf

Rated: Good

Pale Pink Flip Flop Sandals – Ships internationally

Thanks to recycled materials, Ecoalf creates sustainable fashion with the same quality, design, and technical properties as the best non-recycled ones. These cute pink flip flops are made from recycled tyres, and are the perfect subtle sandal to pair with flowy summer dresses.

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NAE

Rated: Good

Duhr Open Back Shoes – Ships internationally

Nae is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation”. Their sustainable shoe materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic and even pineapple leaf fibre! These unique nude sandals with a block heel and cork features are perfect for the warmer months.

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RAFA

Rated: Good

Rambler Flats – Ships to Australia

RAFA is a women’s luxury footwear collection designed and hand-crafted by a group of 20 artisans in Los Angeles, California. Its entire range is vegan, and it uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials. These faux suede classic ballet flats also come in Ruby red.

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Beyond Skin

Rated: Good

Luella C Cream Block Heel Vegan Sandals – Ships internationally

These elegant cream heeled sandals are handmade in Spain from vegan and features an ankle strap and adjustable buckle. They are the perfect addition for your next special event! If you buy anything from Beyond Skin, they will give 1% of profits to grass-root environmental and social projects.

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Editor's note: this article was updated in November 2019. Feature image by Bourgeois Boheme. All other images via brands mentioned. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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