Sustainability is on everyone's lips and we encounter the term in all areas of life these days. There are countless great innovative sustainable products, but unfortunately also many that on closer inspection are not sustainable at all or are just greenwashing by the manufacturer.
So what about sustainable sneakers? What exactly are sustainable sneaker shoes and how do they differ from conventional sneakers? In this article we would like to offer you some guidance, give you some background information and show you what sustainable and fair sneakers are and why it makes sense to rethink and make more conscious purchasing decisions when buying sneakers.
We all love sneakers from the established, big manufacturers. But let's not kid ourselves, the conventional fast fashion shoe industry has a negative impact on us and our environment, so green-washing by individual models or eco-labels doesn't help either.
The industry is the world's largest processor of leather, where large areas of rainforest are cleared for livestock. In addition, the industry generated almost as much CO2 in 2019 as the whole of Germany. And not to mention pollutants used, chrome tanning, inhumane working conditions in the production countries and many more.
In this guide, we present you with the best and most beautiful 15 alternatives to conventional sneaker shoe manufacturers. All of them sustainable fair fashion brands and sustainable sneaker labels with a serious sustainability strategy as well as stylish, street-ready, natural, vegan and eco-friendly products from fair production - from A-Z! Sustainable and fair sneakers - The new generation of sneaker shoes!