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Sustainable Style File #1

Seraphina Davis

In case you've been snoozing under a rock lately you may have noticed that SPRING is here, meaning SUMMER is only a matter of months of away, Yippee! So now's the time to start thinking about what exactly you'll be wearing during those balmy nights out and sunshine filled (hopefully!) weekends full of burnt BBQ and one too many G&T's. Well let's start from the bottom (!) shall we?....one word.... ESPADRILLE.

It's the shoe trend that's got your back, literally, I mean could there be a more comfortable platform shoe out there?! These shoes are the perfect match to your casual Sunday jeans and tee outfit and A-line summer dresses for strolls in the park and afternoon shopping, they are the shoe that adds that summery feeling to your wardrobe without compromising your level of comfort or style.

Not to mention the natural materials that espadrilles are made from; jute rope or braided hemp for the base and traditionally with linen fabric to cover the foot. The espadrille has been around for centuries, originated in Spain, they were even being worn around the XIII century by the King of Aragons’ infantry men. But it was thanks to Mr. Yves St-Laurent who brought them back into fashion in the 1960s making them into the timeless classic they are today.

So to save you're poor fingers from tapping your way through google page after page trying to find the RIGHT pair of espadrilles.....well, I've only just gone ahead and done it all for you! 

Here's the short list of my top 3 SUSTAINABLE espadrille brands and styles that will spark your love affair with this magnificent shoe....

ALOHAS SANDALS

Made in Spain, designed in Barcelona and inspired in Hawaii. Aloha Sandals are committed to spread a FUN and SUSTAINABLE lifestyle. So with every pair of ALOHAS sold they will use part of the profit to create fun and Sustainable events with the help of different non profit organizations around the world, about different social concerns, one step at the time.  

Alohas sandels

Alohassandals platform burgundy espadrilles £119.95

alohos sandels

Honesty Up-cycled dress £78, Aura Que tan bag £59, Alohassandals espadrilles €99.95

Ethical outfit, style file #1

Meredith organic cotton dress £84, Aura Que Tan tote bag £99, Alohassandals Vagas platform tan espadrille €119.95

 

 

JUTA SHOES

Juta Shoes are handmade in London from environmentally-friendly jute soles and reclaimed leather.  All of their profits are reinvested in the business, employees and their local East London area.

Spring outfit inspiration

Beth organic cotton trousers £69, Candice sleeves up-cycled Tee £29, Juta Sliver espadrilles £60

 

 

PURIBLE

Each and every Cavilani espadrille is handcrafted by a group of artisans in northern Spain, with the entire production process from start to finish contained within a 20 mile radius. Caviliani has made it their mission to keep production in Spain, pay fair wages to these individual craftsmen, and support the local community and their artisinal tradition. All fabrics and materials are 100% natural.

Pink shoes, summer style

outfit inspiration, summer dress, summer shoes, ethically made

Zebra print organic cotton dress £65, Aura Que black ruck-sac £110, Purible espadrilles in soft grey $50 pink $56


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