Laiik In: EcoCult
13 of the Best Ethical and Sustainable Sandals for Summer 2020
I used to have a million pairs of cheap, low-quality sandals in my closet that would be worn out after just one summer. I would have to buy new ones every. single. year. Since then, however, I’ve matured and I’ve found that part of living my best life is buying beautiful sandals that are comfortable and will last several summers. And there are now quite a few amazing brands making ethical and sustainable sandals that are not only high-quality, but beautiful and affordable too.
Laiik strives to make all its products with integrity. Close relationships with their 2nd and 3rd generation factories in Greece and careful selection of their suppliers means they can ensure that high ethical and environmental standards are upheld. Laiik makes their sandals exclusively using natural, vegetable-tanned leathers sourced from Pelle Al Vegetale, a Tuscan collective of tanneries. These leathers are celebrated for their softness and durability, and their aesthetic appeal increases with each wear—in short, they age beautifully. Processed using non-toxic, natural tannins extracted from trees and plants, they also have a smaller impact on the environment, as the leather is biodegradable and – unlike chromium tanning – doesn’t return to the earth as poison.