Linterest in sustainable fashion and cruelty-free proposals is more and more growing. According to Lyst and the Conscious Fashion Report in 2021, an increase of + 131% demand for garments dyed with natural colors. A + 38% looking for clothing made with mushroom-based fabrics (e.g. Mylo) and a + 178% views of the “vegan skin” page of the site. Among all these data, which suggest a real revolution in people’s shopping choices, sneakers are the most sought-after vegan product of the past year. For this, and for the positive impact of responsible purchasing, here it is everything you need to know about vegan shoes.
Vegan shoes: how to understand what you are buying
The word vegan is now on everyone’s lips. But when it comes to the language of fashion, what exactly does that mean? First, from May 2020in Italy it’s vforbidden to use words the skin And leather to identify materials that do not come from animal remains. So, first of all, it is better to avoid all those brands that try to greenwash with illegal slogans. Then we move on to read the shoe label, analyze all components of the sole and upper. Always keeping in mind, however, that vegan is not synonymous with sustainable. Since, if it is made with virgin plastic (meaning it does not recover waste) or toxic chemicals, it will always have a strong environmental impact.
Sporty or luxury?
Fortunately, the vegan shoe market isn’t what it used to be. With the discovery of innovative materialsas the TENCEL in wood or Pinatex also leftover pineapple the design of these products has undergone an incredible evolution. Today the models offered are both sportsmenlike sneakers Standard or those of wow, What elegance. Like the luxury heels of Pīferi, a brand founded by the former creator of Jimmy Choo. You hate Areawho, with minimal aesthetics and trendy products, has conquered even celebrities.
Stella McCartney reaffirms itself, season after season, as the pioneer of luxury but sustainable fashion, by offering for spring summer 2022 clogs on the net with crystals and platform sandals. While you mark as NAE or Matt & Nat propose versions cheap and vegan models currently in vogue.
SS 2022 100% vegan collaborations
And it is precisely on the experimentation of new materials and the cutting edge vegan shoe design that interesting collaborations were born. Vejaindustry leader and famous sneaker brand, launches with Condor a multicolored version of Condor 2. A running shoe which, with recycled fibers and organic cotton, offers comfort and durability. They also join forces Zetaa fashion start-up that designs and creates recycled shoes and Nespresso. Create SUBJECT: SOIL, an elegant sneaker made with spent coffee grounds. A limited edition dedicated toeco-design and French stylewhere each pair contains the equivalent of 12 cups of coffee grounds.
Buying vegan shoes, without sacrificing style, is the future of fashion. Without compresses, but rather, by supporting small businesses and ambitious projects, the history of footwear is being rewritten.
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