Feiyue Fe Lo, the original model by Feiyue. Vans Authentic in off-white, the shoe of all shoes if you ask Make it last founders Lisa and Emma. The SUPERGA 2750 COTU classic.

The Veja Vata is already becoming a classic. The Novesta Star Master 10 in white. Classic Keds Champion. 

This week, the Business of Fashion highlights shoe brands that have cracked the code of making ethical shoes that are also money makers. As it seems, it’s sometimes about letting sustainability be the cherry on top and not the main selling point. Sébastien Kopp who is the founder of Veja estimates about 15 percent of their buyers know about Veja’s story; that they work directly with small Brazilian producers making organic, fair trade shoes with exceptional transparency throughout the supply chain (read our interview with Sébastien Kopp here).

Regardless of how knowledgable we are as consumers one thing is certain: Sacrifying look, quality or feel, or buying at an impossible price-point? No-one wants that. So alongside the above mentioned Veja, we’ve listed some favorite vegan canvas sneakers that offer style and sustainability.


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