With a host of brands such as H&M and Gucci taking meaningful steps towards reducing their carbon footprint, and further developing sustainable practices, we're seeing more and more sustainable options pop up on the market.
And while pleather fabrics and recycled textiles have long been a thing, it's only recently that we've seen the same treatment for footwear.
Perhaps because, unlike say, a t-shirt, our shoes need to be able to endure the elements, keep us protected, maybe even deal with an over-zealous pet or two, and, ideally, look good on top of all of that—not a simple feat.
But as we look around now, it's never been a better time to switch to more ethically-produced footwear.
With so many eco-friendly options, we can all get on board the bandwagon in some way or another, whether it's swapping out your sneakers or dressy shoes.
So, here is a roundup of ten of our favourite brands that are undeniable proof that chic and sustainable are not mutually exclusive.