Ethical & Fair Trade Footwear

Shoes, Socks & Slippers

Unfortunately, some of the major U.S. shoe manufacturers have had a long history of issues with child labor and low wages in their factories.  But below you can find ethically-made shoes, fair trade socks and handmade slippers you can purchase that are truly providing good and meaningful jobs to the workers who make them.

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)

The Root Collective Shoes. Ethically made slow fashion. https://therootcollective.com/collections
The Root Collective

"Partners with artisans in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes.” They offer a large selection of beautifully and ethically made women's shoes, flats, wedges, sandals and boots.

Sizes 5 - 10

Prices: $98 - $218

Made Trade women's sneakers. Ethically-made. https://www.madetrade.com/search?q=shoes&type=product
Made Trade

"Goods sourced ethically, traded fairly, and selected artfully.” They offer hundreds of ethically-made shoes for both men and women, including boots, flats, slippers, sneakers, heels and more.

Sizes 6 - 13

Prices: $82 - $595

Deux Mains, Men's Sandals Ethically-made in Haiti
Deux Mains

"Impact with every step." They sell ethically-made sandals for men and women, which are made from recycled tires and are changing lives in Haiti.

Sizes: 5 - 13

Prices: $20 - $65

Partners for Just Trade knee high alpaca socks. Hand knitted and fair trade. https://www.partnersforjusttrade.org/product/kneerly-knee-highs/
Partners for Just Trade

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  They sell hand-knitted alpaca socks for women and crocheted, fair trade baby booties.  ​​

Prices: $19 - $30

Bought Beautifully wool slippers. Hand felted by women artisans in Nepal. https://boughtbeautifully.org/collections/gifts-and-more/products/pom-pom-slippers
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.”  They sell pom-pom wool slippers, hand felted by women artisans in Nepal.

Sizes: US 5 - 10

Price: $56

GroFive Expandals - shoes that grow five sizes with your kid and give back to provide shoes for children in poverty! https://grofive.com/
GroFive

The Shoe That Grows was invented to give children in poverty shoes that grow with them. These amazing expandals grow five sizes and give back!

 

Sizes: Kids - Adult

Prices: $59 - $69

Azerbaijani Socks Green Slipper Socks. Hand knitted.
Azerbaijani Socks

Helps rural Azerbaijani women “earn much needed additional income and provides deeper purpose and hope in their lives.” They sell beautifully hand-knitted slipper socks for men, women and babies.

Sizes NB - 11(men)

Prices: $13 - $36

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Socks that Give Back.
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They sell socks that give back for men and women and comfy fair trade baby booties to keep your little one's feet warm.

Price: $13 - $16

Wild Dill Gray Baby Dress Socks 3 Pack.
Wild Dill

Specializing in organic, fair and natural gifts for little ones. They sell adorable slippers and socks

for babies and toddlers.​

Sizes: 0 - 18 mos.

Prices: $4 - $26

Ethical Shoe Brands Guide
Still Looking?

If you still have not found what you are looking for, scroll down for links to lots more ethical shoe, slipper and sock brands for the whole family.

Atitlan Leather Black Leather Lace Up Victorian Boots for Women.
Atitlan Leather

Connects customers with handcrafted leather products made by Mayan artisans on Lake Atitlan. They offer high quality, handmade leather, suede and custom boots for women in various styles.

Sizes: 6 - 11

Prices: $90 - $175

Simple Switch T-Rex & Triceretops Socks. Matching set for kid and parent.
Simple Switch

They believe "it should be EASY to make a positive global impact with your every day purchases and gifts."  They sell a whole collection of fun baby booties, kid socks and matching adult and kid sock sets.

Sizes: NB - Adult

Prices: $10 - $22

Adored Boutique Boots. Ethical Fashion. https://www.adoredboutique.com/collections/footwear
Adored Boutique

Each customer can 

"celebrate the impact her purchase will make on another woman's life." They offer ethically-made boots and shoes for women

Sizes 6 - 10

Prices: $40 - $299

The Village Country Store Baby Booties. Fair trade and hanmade. https://www.thevillagecountrystore.com/collections/baby-apparel-booties
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They offer adorable handmade and fair trade animal baby booties. (Use code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order!)

Sizes: 0 - 12mos

Prices: $22 - $28

Deux Mains: Sandals, Handbags and Jewelry Ethically-Made in Haiti.

STILL LOOKING?

For more ethically-made shoes and socks, also check out:

Cobian Footwear,

(Beach sandals for the whole family.)

Moeloco

(Flip-Flops that give back.)

Kingdom of Wow!

(Eco-friendly slippers and slip-ons, ethically-made in Cambodia.)

Toad & Co.

(Athletic sneakers for men and women.)

Oliberte

(Fair Trade shoes, boots and sneakers for men and women.)

Tread by Everlane

(Eco-friendly training sneakers for men and women.)

Inkkas

(Fun boots, high-tops and slip-ons for men and women!)

Nisolo

(Ethically-made shoes for men and women.)

Jax & Bard

(Ethically-made women's shoes that give back.)

Allbirds

(Ethically-made wool slip on sneakers for men, women and kids.)

TOMS

(Buy-one-give-one shoes and sandals for men, women and children.)

Kallie & Co

(Vegan, fair trade flats for women.)

Brave Soles

(Sandals for men, women and children ethically-made from upcycled tires.)

Okabashi

(Flip flops and sandals for men and women, made in the USA.)

Matt & Nat

(Ethically-made, vegan dress shoes, boots and sneakers for men and women.)

Etiko

(Organic, fair trade, vegan sneakers from Australia, for men, women and kids.)

Po-zu

(Sneakers, boots and shoes for the whole family from the UK)

feelgoodz

(Sandals, flip-flops and slippers for men and women)

Sawa Shoes

(Ethically made in Africa sneakers sold in France)

Miscoots Outfitters

(Made in USA socks for men, women and kids that give back and employ the homeless!)

PACT

(Organic, fair trade socks for men, women and babies)

Maggie's Organics

(Fair trade socks)

Bombas

(Buy-One-Give-One socks for men, women and children.)

zkano

(Sustainably made in the U.S.A. socks for men and women.)

Kepner Scott Shoe Company

(Baby and toddler shoes made in the USA.)

Z Shoes

(Organic sneakers for men and women.)

PAWJ California

(Vegan boots for men and women)

Fortress of Inca

(Handmade shoes, flats, heels, boots, booties and heels for women.)

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