In just a few short weeks, it’ll officially be summer here in the Northern Hemisphere – yay! While the British summertime weather can be rather changeable (I’m talking blisteringly hot one minute and hailstones the next) we do love to make the most of the sun when it’s out; I for one am among the hordes of Brits who flock to the parks, the seaside or the pub gardens, to soak up those rays. All of this is to say that you’re gonna need you some sandals – and why not shop for some fabulously stylish and ethically made ones?
What you wear on your feet needn’t cause harm to animals, people or the environment and, luckily, brands are catching on. Lots of exciting leather alternatives are being developed, including Pinatex – a sustainable material made out of pineapples! How ridiculously cool is that? As the temperatures rise, I find myself compelled to free my feet, and sandals are my go-to footwear of choice. Here is a quick roundup of some fashionable, ethically-made sandals which will keep your feet cool in more ways than one this summer and beyond.
1 Homa by Matt & Nat £65 | 2 Drapeau by Matt & Nat £65 | 3 Villeray by Matt & Nat £60 | 4 Naja White by Nae Vegan Shoes €85 | 5 Hayley Strap Sandals by FC Select £35 | 6 Platform Cross Over Sandals by FC Select £35 | 7 Sara by Bourgeois Boheme £153 | 8 Hologram Daphne Espadrilles by Beyond Skin £95 | 9 Faux Snakeskin Look Slide Sandals by FC Select £45