7 Fair Trade & Sustainable Boots for Fall

Fall is reminiscent of the changing hues of the trees and of course warmer clothing and footwear! Boots are your perfect cool weather friend with its versatility of styling as well as its ability to keep your feet warm and cozy.

They're perfect with jeansskirts or dresses and can go seamlessly from from day to night. 

Check out our other blog post 10 Ethical & Sustainable Women's Jogger and Sweatpants That Go from Day to Night  for even more options to shop the best ethical fall weather essentials.

Description | This best selling boot, comes with ankle height statement piece and the perfect height heel. Just enough to add a little lift, while still being completely comfortable. The leather is soft enough to mould to your foot, as if this pair of boots was made just for you!

Values | Fair Trade

Colors | Midnight

Sizes | 5 to 11

Price | $258

About Root Collective | The Root Collective is a North Carolina-based ethical footwear, bag and accessories brand that works with independent artisans and small workshops in Guatemala. Bethany Tran founded The Root Collective in response to a deep faith and calling to respond to the world's needs and hurt. Tran believes that businesses and consumers can help solve the world's problems like unemployment and poverty. The Root Collective pays beyond fair trade wages. Shipping Policy: Worldwide Shipping Available.

Description | These boots are perfect any time of the year. Handmade with luxuriously soft leather with a wooden heel also wrapped in leather. Comes with padded insole and side zips that make it easy to slip on and off.

Values | Fair Trade

Colors | Black, Scotch

Sizes | 35 to 42

Price | $240

About Fortress |Fortress is an Austin-based women's shoe brand that works with artisan shoemakers in Peru. They define their look as refined, versatile and classic. They pay fair wages, promote gender equity and ensure good working conditions for all of their workers.

Description | These vegan and sustainable boots keep you cozy and dry all-year and comfy all day. Made with over 95% natural and recycled materials. Versatile design for wherever your day takes you - on a trail, in the park, at brunch or at the cottage.

Values | Sustainable

Colors | Black, Beige, Sage, Classic Black, Classic Brown, Classic Sage, Indigo, Navy, New Classic Brown, Cuero, Limited Edition Allegra Weekend Boot

Sizes | 36 to 46

Price | $287

About Thesus | Thesus is a BIPOC woman-owned company that centers around ensuring that the People and the Planet are considered at every stage of our value chain. It is an ethical and sustainable footwear company that creates economic opportunities for people in a way that does not exploit the planet. 90% of the materials that go into Thesus's footwear are sustainable, recyclable and fully traceable. This includes fair trade rubber, re-claimed ocean plastic and vegan, water-based glue. Soon, this will reach 100%! They have also committed that by the end of 2022 they will aim to be a Climate Neutral Certified company. They are also a fair wages employer and all of their staff is paid a living wage. Thesus is based in Toronto, Canada.

Description | The Patti Smith inspired ankle bootie is this season's update to Bhava’s convertible Editor bootie. This boot with its sturdy 2" heel is perfect for urban terrain while also being super comfortable. Comes with a gorgeous natural cork insole so you can experience the state of the art shock-absorbing sole that customer’s have grown to love!

Colors | Black, White Snake

Sizes | US 5 to 11.5-12

Price | $275

About BHAVA: BHAVA is a New York-based vegan shoe brand founded by designer Francisca PIneda, a graduate and instructor of Ethical Fashion and Sustainable Design at Parsons School of Design. It is 100% animal free, sustainable and fair trade. Bhava's shoes are handcrafted in Spain and Mumbai. Shipping Policy: $15 to anywhere in the US (Standard USPS). $60 for UPS International Express (duty & tax not included).

Description | A versatile boot comfortable to wear all day and elegant to wear all night long. Comes with water-resistant leather upper, rubber sole, 2.5 heel with rubber cap, leather lining, cushioned insole and heel zipper closure. Handmade in partnership with an ethical factory in  Leon, Mexico. 

Colors | Bone

Sizes | US 5 to 11

Price | $345.61

About Nisolo and Made Trade | Nisolo is a Nashville, Tennessee, based ethical shoeware brand. Their first mode of production is at the factory they own in Peru where the lowest wage paid is still a 3rd party verified living wage. 53% of their workers had never held a stable job with a consistent salary and benefits prior to working with Nisolo. Here they operate an in-house financial literacy training program for employees. They also work with another ethical factory in Leon, Mexico, as well as independent artisans in Kenya. Their commitment to sustainability includes: 95% of leather uppers originating from Leather Working Group Certified tanneries, which meet the highest standard of environmental responsibility; installing solar panels on the factory roof in Peru; and offering a Shoe Reclamation Program to incentivize customers to divert shoes from landfills at the end of their use in a manner that upcycles and recycles relevant components while enhancing employment in developing countries. Nisolo is also committed to maintaining 0% net carbon emissions through measuring, reducing and offsetting 100% of its carbon emissions from the start of our supply chain all the way to product shipment. Nisolo is a Certified B Corporation. Made Trade is North Carolina-based online marketplace for ethically produced products that's woman-owned and family run. They are climate neutral certified. Shipping Policy: Free US shipping on all orders over $75 and flat $6 shipping on all orders under $75. For international shipping, Made Trade uses Stackry, an international forwarding service that ships all international orders outside of the United States to their final destination.

Description | Sitting just below the knee, the Chloe long boot is effortlessly stylish and easy to wear for day or night. With a mid height heel and round toe for comfort this easy to pull on style is great for every day wearing. Hand stitched from gorgeous soft vegan leather.

Colors | Black

Sizes | US 6 to 10

Price | $256

About Allkind Vegan and Urbankissed | Allkind Vegan (brought to you by Urbankissed Allkind Vegan is a British footwear brand with a clear ethos to offer beautiful and desirable, non-animal origin vegan footwear. They are passionate about sustainability and use eco-materials, while working closely with experts to produce designer shoes sourcing the finest materials. Urbankissed is a Swiss-based online marketplace for slow and ethical fashion founded by Sophie Brunner in 2017. Brunner studied fashion business in Milan and London and became passionate about conscious fashion after learning of the devastating effects of fast fashion on people and the planet. Unlike fast fashion platforms, Urbankissed is designed to bring you affordable, trendy & sustainable goods in a fun and interactive way. On the platform you will find womenswear, menswear, accessories, bags, shoes, beautycare and homegoods. They offer worldwide CO2 neutral delivery on all purchases. 

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