Top 10 vegan boots and shoes made with next gen plant based materials

It's no secret we believe that next generation materials are here to help disrupt the fashion industry and since this is our M-O, we could not be more excited to see the innovation happening in this space! We wanted to share and highlight some of our favourite styles and brands available today!

  1. Our Voes & Co Harlow chelsea boots in WHITE - made with Cactus Leather
  2. Nae - Pinatex Pineapple Leather Boots
  3. Carmona Collection - Flats with Cactus Leather
  4. A Perfect Jane - Apple Leather cowboy style boots
  5. Carmona Collection - Combat Boots made with Cactus Leather
  6. Bohema - Vegea Grape Leather boots
  7. CLAE - Appleskin sneakers
  8. Adidas x Sean Wotherspoon - Sneakers made with Mylo Mycelium Mushroom Leather
  9. Venus is Vegan - Apple Leather Flats
  10. Our Voes & Co Harlow chelsea boots in black - made with Cactus Leather

In case you are new to next gen materials, here is a recap:

Next Generation materials refers to the innovation of vegan materials beyond petroleum based plastic synthetic PU and PVC towards more bio, plant-based. Think less plastic and more plants. Some of these new next gen materials are actually 100% plastic free, yes!

The fashion industry is notorious for its excessive use of resources, pollution, and exploitation of both animals and laborers. Here are a few sobering statistics:

Water Usage: The fashion industry is one of the largest consumers of freshwater in the world, with millions of liters used daily for dyeing, finishing, and washing textiles.

Pollution: The dyeing and finishing processes in traditional fashion release harmful chemicals into rivers and oceans, causing irreversible damage to ecosystems.

Animal Exploitation: Traditional fashion relies heavily on animal-derived materials such as leather, fur, and wool, often resulting in cruel practices and immense suffering.

Fast Fashion: The relentless pursuit of cheap, disposable fashion leads to massive waste and overproduction, contributing to landfills and pollution.

The Rise of Vegan, Sustainable Materials

Thankfully, a new era of fashion is dawning, driven by the development and adoption of these eco-friendly, plant based, next generation vegan materials. Here are some of the Environmental Benefits of next gen materials:

Reduced Resource Consumption: Plant based materials require fewer resources, such as land, water, and energy, compared to traditional materials like leather and wool.

Lower Carbon Footprint: The production of plant based materials generally results in lower greenhouse gas emissions, making them more climate-friendly.

Reduced Pollution: Plant based materials often involve less chemical-intensive processes, reducing pollution and its harmful impacts on ecosystems.

Biodiversity Preservation: By not relying on animal agriculture for materials, vegan fashion helps protect biodiversity and reduce habitat destruction.

Circular Economy: Many plant based next gen vegan materials can be recycled and repurposed, contributing to a more sustainable, circular fashion system.

As consumers become more conscious of the ecological impact of their choices, next-generation vegan materials are in a great position to reshape the fashion industry. By choosing these materials, we can all contribute to a more sustainable world where style and compassion coexist harmoniously. The fashionable future is vegan, and it's also a greener, cleaner, and more ethical one.


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