New Green Shoes

Labour Day has come and gone--it is time to think about putting away those sandals…and buying new shoes. For Treehuggers wanting to avoid mass-produced look-alikes, there are some sophisticated and good-looking choices on the market. Green Shoes is a small company that tries to work environmentally, sourcing all materials from suppliers within the UK, providing local jobs and keeping packaging to a minimum. Their hand-made leather shoes are funky and casual in rich greens (pictured) and reds; perfect for the weekend or an informal office. Their boots would look good with skirts or trousers. They offer a choice of soles and will resole their shoes as well. Their vegan line is made of Lorica, which is a combination of microfibres and resins, using non-animal glue. For a really sexy, stylish evening look, Bourgeois Boheme has a glam pair of heels in vegan faux snake, with a lattice detail and 3 inch heels. They do a cozy winter boot, good for après-ski, or city-slogging, in fake fur with suedette trim. All of their shoes and hand-bags are vegan, ethically sourced and PETA approved. :: Via The Observer