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Vegetarian Shoes

How ethical and sustainable is Vegetarian Shoes? 

Vegetarian Shoes is an ethical and sustainable shoe brand that has reached The Good Shopping Guide‘s Ethical Benchmark, and can be counted as a good option for ethical consumers and sustainable shoppers. The Good Shopping Guide has researched and rated this brand for its ethics in relation to the Environment, Animals and People, and from this research, has found good quality information from this brand which accounts for its business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Find out more about the Shoes and Trainers sector in our comprehensive guide. Compare Vegetarian Shoes to other brands on our Shoes & Trainers: Ethical Comparison Ratings Table.

Does Vegetarian Shoes have an Environmental Report?

Vegetarian Shoes publishes an ‘About‘ page on its website which mentions the brand’s ethical ethos of wanting to provide vegetarian shoes for consumers. There is a little environmental information, but as a small company with a strong ethical ethos, this shoe brand receives a top rating for its Environmental Report. We encourage all brands to improve their Environmental Reporting so that consumers and investors can be properly informed about the environmental impact of the products we all buy.

Does Vegetarian Shoes use Sustainable Materials in its shoes?

Apple skin leather, coconut, hemp, pinatex (pineapple leather), organic cotton, and cork are just a few of the sustainable materials that Vegetarian Shoes uses in its products.

As for Animal Welfare, all of Vegetarian Shoes are made with non-animal products, so animals have not been harmed in the production of these shoes.

How could Vegetarian Shoes improve its Ethical Rating?

Vegetarian Shoes mentions that it manufactures its shoes in the UK and Europe, but provides no Code of Conduct, so earns a bottom rating from The Good Shopping Guide. Vegetarian Shoes could also improve its Ethical Rating by applying for Ethical Accreditation, the process of which would involve even further analysis by The Good Shopping Guide.

If your shoes and trainers brand values ethics and sustainability, why not check out The Good Shopping Guide‘s Ethical Accreditation? Increase customer and investor confidence and stand out from the greenwash.

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  • Nuclear Power


  • Sustainable Materials



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Ethical Trading Schemes


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


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