What does it really mean to be a 100% vegan shoe?
Just because it isn't leather, doesn't mean it's vegan.
We've taken care to source every component of our shoes (including the counter pocket, linings, and comfort features) from some of the best synthetic mills to ensure that the hand feel and wearability are not only of the utmost quality, but also cruelty-free.
Our shoe glue is free of casein, gelatin, beeswax, or any other animal derivatives.
When casual looks are warranted, we treat our shoes with a unique high and low burnishing effect that mimics the quality, look, and feel of fine casual leathers.
The best part? Our vegan footwear leaves a smaller carbon footprint.
Synthetic leather contributes just one third of environmental impact compared to cow leather.
We are proud to be PETA-certified as a recognized partner in vegan fashion.
We make BC Footwear shoes in a small, family-owned factory in the Dongguan area of Southern China. We have committed to them because we know they adhere to strict social compliance standards set by our company, as well as international and local labor laws.
In addition, as we went through PETA-certification for our 100% vegan brand, our factory was committed to maintaining the necessary controls to earn that certification. We are proud to work with them and our team visits them regularly, allowing us to build day-to-day, first name relationships with the incredible people who make our shoes.
Vegan Materials We Love
|Hemp||Recycled natural fibers|
|Jute||High grade polyurethane|
|Bamboo||Natural & recycled rubber|