Shop Shout: Ethical WARES

Today’s article is dedicated to Ethical WARES, a UK shop that’s been serving the vegan community for 21 years!  Throughout, they’ve been spreading a message of compassion and nonviolence through their various animal friendly products.  They also engage in fair trade, locally sourced manufacturers, support the Tibetan freedom movement, and run a socially conscious indie music label.   They even have room to take care of 50 animals in Caegwyn, Wales!

Ethical WARES Union Street Blue
Ethical WARES Union Street Blue

Their shop has so much good stuff – clothing, jewelry, accessories, books – but true to our M.O., we are going to hone in on a few shoes that we like.   In case you were wondering if these guys are legit, they are one of the few shops that are recognized by PETA as a vegan company authorized to use their logo.  Check out the logo.  RESPECT THE LOGO.

For those of you who live outside the UK, you’ll be happy to know that Ethical WARES ships internationally.  Shipping costs depend on order amount – check out the rates here.  There’s so much to like here, but no room to fit even a fraction of their stuff.  Make sure to browse their WARES on their site here.

Ethical WARES Treath Boot
Ethical WARES Treath Boot
Ethical WARES Creeper
Ethical WARES Creeper
Ethical WARES Union Street Desert Boot "Soul"
Ethical WARES Union Street Desert Boot “Soul”
Ethical WARES Scandinavian Boot
Ethical WARES Scandinavian Boot

3 thoughts on “Shop Shout: Ethical WARES”

  1. I’d like to review the store Ethical Wares. They do not have good customer service and I am unsatisfied with their product – the vegan Safety Boot which is certainly not safe. They have dismissed my complaint about their lack of grip on lino/wet lino surface. They are labelled ‘non-slip’ and they do not live up to this name.

    I cannot use them in the way in which I need and are therefore useless to me. They should not be labelled as a safety boot, if anything they are actually quite dangerous due to complete lack of grip on a lino floor. I presently work in a commercial kitchen which has a reasonably grippy lino floor. I need to be able to get around fast and not worry about if I’m going to fall over. I tried them out in this environment and I literally had to hold onto benches and also take tiny numerous steps to prevent myself from sliding when walking around corners. I actually had to go back to wearing my old pair of el cheapo sneakers which, in comparison, had marvellous grip even when walking through greasy or wet areas. When I reached up to a shelf above the bench, my feet were actually sliding out from under neath me. These are extremely dangerous and should not be classed as safety or work boots. These would be fine if one was only to get around an outdoor area, but to assume that the buyer of the boots is not going to come into contact with a slippery or mildly grip-less surface is unreasonable. Obviously if these are labelled as work/safety boots, you would assume that I would not have this issue. Sneakers have better grip than this.

  2. Hi Holly,

    We’re sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience with the Safety Boot. Unfortunately we never wear tested any of the shoes so we couldn’t opine on the quality of them. Your comment is noted and we hope that Ethical Wares takes note of your feedback.

    Best,
    Henry

  3. I have the Weald 2 Boot. This is also slippery in wet conditions. I would not purchase from the company again. When I informed them, they denied the vibram sole was slippery and were very patronising to me. I think, as an ethical company, they should publish all their reviews on their website.

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