Climate change has generated a lot of attention on how we treat our environment. Most people think of running as an environmentally friendly activity. You’re certainly not generating any carbon emissions while you run, but its not as clean as it can be. Think of all of the paper cups from water stations runners discard during the course of a race.
Vegan Shoes, Ethical Clothing Brands
For this article, we explore environmentally friendly sneakers that you can use for any type of exercise or activity. The brands reviewed are market leaders in Eco-friendly sneakers. They each address a number of factors that go into making the sneaker, including the raw materials the shoes are made from and the energy used to make the shoe. Some of the factors we looked for include:•Vegan Shoes: When you hear the word Vegan, you often think about a diet which excludes all meat, eggs, diary products and any other ingredients derived from animals. A vegan shoe is made without the use of any animal products and does not involve any testing on animals. This excludes materials such as leather, wool, fur and some glues. •Ethical Clothing Brands: Ethical fashion focuses on reducing harm to people and the planet. It focuses on ensuring workers are treated fairly across the supply chain.
Editor Picks - The Most Eco-Friendly Sneakers
Veja ShoesVeja has been creating sneakers since 2005 with a focus on social projects, economic justice and ecological materials. They use Brazilian and Peruvian organic cotton for the canvas and laces, Amazonian rubber for the soles and various innovative materials conceived in recycled plastic bottles and recycled polyester. Veja is a B Corporation (™) certified business for good. B Corp (™) are for profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
VivobarefootVivobarefoots vision is to reconnect people and the planet with a goal to create regenerative footwear and experiences to bring you closer to nature. They believe the closer you are to nature, the more you will protect it. Vivobarefoot offers a variety of running and gym sneaker products for men, women and kids. To find out more about the bio-synthetic (plant based) recycled and natural materials they use, click here. Vivobarefoot is a B Corporation (™) certified business for good. B Corp (™) are for profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.