I write a lot about sustainable apparel (as that is my main passion and focus), and sometimes it’s easy to gloss over another important wardrobe staple—footwear! While brands I’ve written about such as Baabuk and Oliberté come to mind, I don’t often come across many eco-friendly alternatives in that department, as the market seems to be focusing mostly on your common coverings. However, a good pair of shoes is possibly the most important. Our feet take us everywhere, and we all need comfort, support, and definitely durability as a solid pair can last us for years and save us dough. Cheap shoes make up a lot of the fast fashion market and thus, create a ton of waste as they aren’t always designed to fit properly and as I’m sure I don’t need to mention, don’t last very long. Shoes are one item that I never skimp on and realize it’s worth it to spend the dime for quality and to save money in the long run. While searching around for blog topics, I ran across some awesome sustainable footwear by Rothy’s, and I’m excited to share this brand with you!
Rothy’s creates sustainable styles for women, using sustainable merino wool and recycled plastic water bottles. As we all know, single use plastic is one of the world’s greatest issues, and it makes me happy to see so many brands addressing and attacking it. All merino wool is humanely harvested on an Australian farm and crafted at a sustainable Italian mill. Two different outsoles are used, one with carbon-free rubber and the other with luxe vegan leather. All insoles are crafted from bio-based castor oil, recycled materials, and are washable! This brand also continuously strives for zero waste and exercises responsible manufacturing practices in their factories, using 3D knitting technology and handcrafted assembly. All of Rothy’s footwear is also machine washable, and made to last! Last but not least, Rothy’s also offers free US shipping and returns, so you can shop with confidence.
Here are a few of my favorite pairs of sustainable footwear by Rothy’s, and there are a lot more available than what I have here! Be sure to head on over to the site to see all collections, via the link at the bottom of this post!
“At Rothy’s, we take a whole brand approach to sustainability. From our materials to our production to the way we treat our people, we consider sustainability every step of the way. And we’ve been that way since the very beginning.”
“We’ve repurposed 37+ million single-use plastic bottles and turned them into Rothy’s signature thread.”
“Every minute, one million water bottles are sold globally. And unfortunately, 91% of the world’s plastic does not get recycled. By knitting the uppers of our shoes from recycled plastic water bottles, we divert waste from landfills every day and look great while doing it.”
“At Rothy’s, we create beautiful, comfortable, washable shoes—sustainably. To date, we’ve transformed over 30 million plastic water bottles into stylish flats. And that’s just the beginning.”
“When choosing a new material, we knew it had to be perfect—and sustainable. That’s why we love merino wool. It’s plush and cozy. It’s durable and washable. Plus, it’s a naturally renewable resource. From the exceptional farm where our wool is harvested to our textile partner’s commitment to conservation, we’re proud to support sustainability every step of the way.”
“We believe beautiful, sustainable style is the way of the future. We love connecting with our customers—and seeing them engage with one another—over shared experiences, values and love of the product. We’re inspired by women. And we’re with them every step of the way.”
Shop all of these beautiful pairs of sustainable footwear by Rothy’s here, and don’t forget to read more about their amazing manufacturing practices!