ethical brands: 10 vegan, ethical mules for every occasion

pineapple leaf fibers, recycled x-rays, natural cork: these are not your ordinary mules and slides, my friends. the little open-back shoe has returned, and here are ten spring + summer shoes crafted from innovative textiles that are  to get around town in, to take long strolls with your shelter pup in, or to wear out when performing your save-the-world, superwoman deeds in - ever so stylishly of course! all companies craft shoes using vegan textiles and with respect to workers and the environment. remember boys + girls, every day is earth day. walk on, my friends:

sydney brown

sydney brown is a luxury, vegan shoe label offering this little mule in a low or high wooden heel as well as some stunning clog mules in black or iridescent


bhava studio brings us the ubiquitous slide loafer: is it a loafer or is it a slide? it's the best of both worlds: an easy, chic + breathable design available in tan, blue or black. pair it with anything in your closet for a casual, cool look. 

bourgeois boheme

bourgeois boheme pinatex pineapple magic is happening here with these sweet little sliders. choose the wear-with-everything black design made out of the most eco-friendly textile in town: pineapple leaf fibers, an agricultural waste product reinvented by my eco hero dr. carmen hijosa, or choose a cream version for summer days ahead. if you're looking for a little crisscross action {i'm not talkin' 90's hip hop duo, although they were a fun pair indeed} here's a pair with those dreamy full-comfort cork soles.


rafa offers the most colorful selection of mules and wedges in bright jewel tones and saturated pastels. this is a shoe that knows it can be anything it wants: beautiful, bold + high quality. 


nae offers this cute, slow fashion version of the backless mule, made with respect to animals and people. i do love a heel, but i also love comfort, and nae is known for its dedication to both feet-friendly + animal-friendly designs.


nicora designs sell out fast! but sometimes they bring back crowd favorites. if you love a flat slider, but you're looking for a little attitude in your shoes, then step this way; these beauties are made from recycled x-rays with silver rivets, and they'll take you from daytime to playtime in a heartbeat. 


noah offers this sophisticated, lightweight pointed slipper: this is the versatile companion you dreamed of for day to night outings this spring and summer. ok, you say you're not a bow girl? parfait, then pop it off! it's removable! 

good guys

good guys has created a little clog that is perfect for mercurial summer days that are warm one minute and perhaps a little chilly the next. a cork footbed and all the comfort you could want in a flat that pairs perfectly with jeans, shorts + skirts alike. 


will's is serving up a minimalist huarache for a casual, je n'ais sais quoi look that is both animal and human friendly. step into a cushioned, velvety soft faux suede footbed for long spring + summer days. find a fun black and white version if you want to add a little fiesta to your fashion. 

beyond skin

beyond skin gives us a touch of sexy with with this clean, classic design that gives jeans the perfect boy-meets-girl look and gives dresses a pop of extra pretty. if you're a loafer lover, and you  like your loafers served up straight, beyond skin offers up the largest selection of faux leather loafers in multi-tasking nude tones, time-for-play metallics, and pretty pastels for those who love to sprinkle a little spring into their wardrobe. 

each slow fashion footwear company listed has built their eco-friendly business while tending to the needs of its workers, ensuring fair pay and safe working environments because crafting shoes that are animal friendly and human friendly is entirely possible.