The most colorful: Panafrica
Launched in 2015, Panafrica offers a wide range of attractive sneakers and tennis, but also ethical and responsible. If you are looking for colorful sneakers, this fashion brand should please you. The concept ? Producing modern and vegan models with traditional African prints: wax, batik, colorful … The brand also works on its social, economic and environmental impact. For each pair purchased, Panafrica transfers 10% of its profits to associations supporting education and professional training in Africa.
The most popular: Veja
Since 2005, Veja has been creating vegan sneakers made from 100% natural materials from organic farming. Anxious to offer ever more responsible fashion, the brand has even designed new models to replace leather. These are made of innovative materials such as C.W.L, made from corn waste. From simple tennis to sporty sneakers, Veja seduces many addict shoes! In addition to its ethical and environmental commitments, the brand has a particularity: it spends no budget on advertising and marketing.
The minimalists: Allbirds
Already adopted by Barack Obama, Emma Watson or Leonardo DiCaprio, the committed brand Allbirds arrives in France for our greatest happiness. With their casual, cool and minimalist style, devoid of any logo, Allbirds shoes are displayed in a palette of sober shades such as gray, white or blue. The sneakers are designed from ZQ certified merino wool, eucalyptus, and sugar cane. And above all they offer incomparable comfort!
The trendiest: Balzac
Balzac is the must-have brand for all fashionistas. With its T.P.R approach for Always More Responsible, the brand intends to deepen its approach for ethical fashion. Its trendy and eco-responsible sneakers will inevitably make you fall in love! The Maximilien running model is fully lined in organic cotton and designed in velvet goatskin certified by the LWG (Leather Working Group) label, which guarantees a leather manufacturing respectful of the environment and men. The plus: the products are transported by truck in order to limit the carbon footprint.
The most casual: Jules & Jenn
Created by Julien and Jennifer, a couple of globetrotters, Jules & Jenn relies on ethical and quality materials for the manufacture of their sneakers. All are also produced from recycled materials. The canvas of the shoes comes from bottles and plastic waste recovered from the sea, the sole is made up of scrap production of automobile tires. The entirety of their approach is responsible, from manufacturing to transport through the prices displayed in the store. Besides, the brand indicates under each pair the manufacturing cost in all transparency.
Solidarity: N’Go Shoes
Funded through a crowdfunding campaign, N’Go Shoes creates sneakers with ethnic patterns thanks to traditional weaving handmade by Vietnamese artisans. The brand also supports education and the funds raised by the sales of sneakers are donated to the NGO Sao Bien in order to build schools in Vietnam. Thanks to this project, 120 children have been able to attend school. Or how to dress by doing a good deed.