I’ll be honest fair trade shoes, when I first heard about it seemed really ridiculous. I had heard of fair trade products, fair trade clothing and coffee and lots of other things, but they weren’t related to fashion or shoes for that matter at all. However the more I thought about it the more I thought that shoes and footwear were prime offenders in the ethical products scheme of things. Shoes are more often than not made in factories with poor conditions for their workers and extremely low pay and even dangerous conditions for the workers. Also with unsustainable practices that harm the environment and the communities in which the factories and manufacturing plants are based.
Fair Trade is Good For the Planet
From production methods right through to materials used, fair trade shoes are considered a great solution to making sure your footwear choices are good for the planet both from an environmental perspective and from a humanitarian perspective.
Producers of Fair Trade Shoes
Shoes are often made by some of the poorest countries in the world, the programs are designed to help further fund these shoes manufacturers into developing their trading structures and practices but must adhere to strict humanitarian and ethical standards.
So if you’re out shopping for a new pair of shoes, I hope this article has helped you understand how your purchasing decisions can have a global impact for the better, consider purchasing a pair of fair trade boots, shoes or even slippers.