4 Top Benefits of Sustainable Footwear

Sustainability is very important today, especially when it comes to fashion. [...]

Sustainability is very important today, especially when it comes to fashion. The fashion industry is one of the world’s top polluters and is in large part responsible for global warming. Green brands have taken to tackling the problem themselves by providing sustainable fashion! The hottest new way to stay fashionable and eco-conscious is with sustainable footwear. If you need a little more convincing, here are 4 reasons why making the switch and choosing sustainable footwear this season is a great idea. 

  1. Wide variety

From vegan to recycled, to upcycled. Whether with sustainably, locally, or ethically sourced materials, there are plenty of ways to make your shoes greener. Due to recent popularity, there are plenty of eco-friendly options to choose from and plenty of styles too. Gone are the days of having only unappealing recycled rubber boots on the market! Now, whether you prefer Vegan combat boots for the winter or recycled flip-flops for the summer, there’s something out there for every season. There’s never been more variety or a better time to hop on the green footwear bandwagon! 

  1. Great value for your money

Shopping for durable, high-quality products is a great way of making your footwear more sustainable. Most sustainable footwear is made from high-quality materials that last longer, to be as sustainable as possible. Not only this but sustainable fashion and footwear are no longer as expensive as it was a couple of years ago. Due to a recent increase in demand, the production costs are lower and these products are now more accessible to more people. Because of this, you can get sustainable shoes that will last you longer than regular ones for the same price!

  1.  Reduces waste

Choosing sustainable brands benefits both you as a consumer and the planet. The main environmental benefit of supporting sustainable footwear is reduced waste and pollution. Thanks to fast fashion, incredible amounts of clothing and shoes end up in landfills where they take decades to decompose. Unsustainable shoes release harmful chemicals and toxins into the soil, air, and waterways. Both during and after manufacturing, these toxins pollute and cause serious illnesses all around the world. Supporting sustainable shoe brands reduces pollution from all sides in one swift motion.

  1. You’re supporting local brands and practices

A large part of sustainability is making sure that products are produced ethically and humanely. Many indigenous and local communities produce goods like shoes and clothes in an ethical and sustainable way. These practices may date back centuries within these communities and are an important part of their culture. You make an ethical and sustainable choice when you choose to support these green brands. When you buy from these small businesses, you’re not only uplifting small brands but whole communities as well. 

So there you have it! Supporting sustainable footwear has plenty of benefits. You, your community, and the environment will thank you for supporting sustainable brands. You can choose from a variety of styles and sustainable options. Sustainable shoes are both good for the environment and are durable and will last you longer for the same price as regular footwear. Supporting sustainable footwear brands reduces pollution and uplifts local communities. With all this in mind, there’s no reason to go out there and get your first pair today!

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