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Whose boots are those shoes?

by Louise Davies | October 01, 2015 | 0 Comments

We don't currently stock footwear, but we're always on the look out for cool ethical boots, shoes and trainers for our own wardrobes. If you've been to our shop in Hay, you'll know we have a penchant for orange so it will be no surprise that we're currently modelling the hottest orange trainers around!

The patterned trainers are from Vega, designed by supermodel, actress and ethical entrepreneur, Lily Cole. They're made from Brazilian organic cotton and Amazonian wild rubber. The rubber is tapped by local communities, and a premium is paid, encouraging them to protect the rainforest. They're available to buy at Lily's new online store.

The plain ones are from Ethletic, made from Fairtrade, organic cotton and natural rubber. I've lost count of the pairs of Converse style trainers that I've bought from this great brand - they're reliable, practical and will never go out of fashion. And now they make cool orange ones!

Even if you're not into orange, knowing you've bought fair and organic footwear will put a spring in your step!

Tagged: fair trade, trainers