What actions do you take to go green? You may cut down on your plastic usage, try to drive less, or focus on turning the lights off when you leave a room. But did you know that it’s easy to take small steps each day – literally – while greening your world?
Wearing eco-friendly shoes helps you do just that. And Earth Shoes is a prime example.
This comfort-driven, stylish brand infuses each step of its manufacturing process with eco-friendly techniques that make you both look and feel great. Earth Shoes uses only water-based adhesives, which are far less toxic to the air and the workers who create them than traditional adhesives. They’re also constructed with vegetable-tanned leathers. Rather than tanning the leather with harmful chemicals like some brands do, Earth Shoes uses natural acids that stem from tree barks, leaves, and fruits to get the gorgeous leather shades we adore.
They don’t just stop there – Earth Shoes has taken strides to ensure that even their shoeboxes are as eco-friendly as possible. They’ve gone through each step of the box-making process to reduce cardboard throughout; their unique foldable construction allows for no harmful glues to be used, and less cardboard to be incorporated into each box. They’re also made from all recyclable materials and can therefore be made into something new once you’re done with them.
Perhaps our favorite green practice Earth Shoes has committed to focuses on what they do out in the forests: for every pair of Earth Shoes purchased, Earth plants a tree. As of this writing, Earth had planted over 81,000 trees. That’s a whole lot of new forest!
Even Earth Shoes’ warehouse is super green. They find creative ways to reduce energy that have decreased Earth’s carbon footprint in their manufacturing process by 14%. The company has a 60% recycling rate (double the national average) and continues to find ways to improve recycling in their facilities.
Overall, shopping Earth Shoes means shopping consciously and wearing that eco-friendly feel on your feet day in and day out. Whether you’re stepping through the beautiful woods or busy city streets this summer, Earth helps you get there in green, comfortable style.