Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living


Found: Perfect, Eco-Friendly and Ethical Strappy Heels

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If there’s one thing that Spring ’14 outfits will require, it’s the strappy heel. It’s necessary to balance the volume of a loose, high-waisted trouser, and to finish a tea-length skirt.

The Inspiration

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Let me see, looking through my closet … nope, don’t have a good strappy sandal. Probably because they scare me! My theory is that the more surface area of shoe touching your feet, the more comfort. Like an ankle bootie: it encases your foot for a nice, comfy fit. But strappy heels … I just imagine the straps digging into your feet in a desperate attempt to cling to what surface area they have. Which is why it’s so important to pick out a well-made heel.

The Finds

You wouldn’t imagine there would be so many ethical choices out there for something that seems so fashionista-y, but you bet I found them all.

Miista sandal, made in Spain
By ethical London brand Miista, made in Spain
Used Brian Atwood Sandal, available on Vaunte
Used Brian Atwood Sandal, available on Vaunte
By ethical high-end label Maiyet
By ethical high-end label Maiyet
By vegan and eco-friendly label Crie de Coeur
By vegan and eco-friendly label Crie de Coeur
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By ethical label Maison des Talons, vegan, available at Honesty by
Emerson Fry shoes
By ethical label Emerson Fry, made in Italy
by Stella McCartney, vegan
By Stella McCartney, vegan

(P.S. If you like vegan stuff, I’m a fan of VeganCuts for non-toxic and vegan beauty products in a little gift box every month!)

Author

  • Alden Wicker

    Alden Wicker is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick — and How We Can Fight Back (Putnam). She splits her time between managing her internationally recognized platform on safe and sustainable fashion, EcoCult.com, and contributing to publications such as The New York Times, Vox, Wired, Vogue, and more. She’s made expert appearances on NPR’s Fresh Air, the BBC, and Al Jazeera to speak on consumer sustainability and the fashion system’s effect on people and the planet.

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