Hello internet people, we are very sorry we have been on hiatus for so long. We had some offline stuff to take care of which stole away precious time to continue our work on VK. But we’re back and we have a good one for you today. Many of you have checked out the site by Vegan8, and especially his shoe surveys which lays out very simply which shoe companies offer vegan shoes. We learned recently that he completed his 2015 survey, so we wanted to share that with you as soon as possible. In addition to sharing his site, we wanted to re-post his table here, but annotated with some of our comments. Don’t forget to click on the brand links – Vegan8 has provided additional information, including the exact correspondence and links to the relevant site within the company.
We’d also like to add that this is a great reference but it is by no means comprehensive. This entire site isn’t either but it can be used as one big resource for finding various companies policies. We find that the best way to do so is to browse by tags, or by search. Some of our information is dated but feel free to email or comment if you have any particular questions. Thanks again for visiting and keeping this site going – we are psyched that so many people around the world are going cruelty free!
So last time we did a little post on Vegan8‘s spectacular list on shoe companies and their vegan friendly policies, we didn’t have any images to go with it. So we thought that this sweet tattoo art by Just Vegan was apropos. Love and kindness towards all living things… those little birds approve. Just need some footwear to go with this… Next time!
The main event is below, with quite a long list of labels and their vegan friendly policies. This list is geared towards runners and those looking for some performance athletic footwear. Thank you Vegan8, we are very grateful for your efforts :). Thanks and please leave comments if you notice any errors.
Also, for description of definitions used, please refer to Vegan8’s website here.
Ga Day! Today we are featuring an exciting vegan, free trade, and environmentally friendly sneaker brand Etiko. But before we get into that, I just want to note that things are returning to normal in New York in the aftermath of Sandy. My Brooklyn neighborhood was spared entirely, as we had electricity, cable, internet, everything. Others were not so fortunate. Being from New Jersey, which was hit hardest, I know of people who are suffering immensely right now. My heart and sympathy goes out to those who were affected, especially those at the shore. My feeling is that things will never be the same, but I have faith that the people of this region will bounce back stronger than ever.
Onto more positive matters, today we are profiling Etiko Sneakers, which refers to the low tops and hi tops that bear a striking resemblance to the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. The difference in appearance is only obvious in the different logos on the inside of the hi-tops’ ankle. However, the important differences are beyond what the eye can discern. This Australian company is putting a lot of thought and conscience into their products. When you buy a pair of Etiko kicks, you’re getting something that is 1) vegan, 2) free trade, and 3) environmentally friendly. To wit: