How to Look Good AND Save the World - FAIR (For All Its Rights) shoes
Welcome to our Look Good and Save the World series. Today we will be focussing on FAIR: For All Its Rights.
What do you mean Look Good AND Save the World?
We're taking steps (pun intended) this year to be more ethical and environmental, with an emphasis on looking good at the same time.
Part of this involves working with eco-friendly and stylish brands.
Introducing FAIR shoes
FAIR, For All Its Rights, are a Portuguese vegan shoe company - and one of the very few companies that are PETA approved.
FAIR aims to balance vegan philosophy with quality and design. They strive to respect not just the animals, but people and nature too, by producing FAIR shoes under worker-friendly conditions and by using sustainable materials.
Save the world - FAIR are fighting against:
The Leather Industry, Slave Labour and Climate Change:
After watching Earthlings we vowed never to use leather again, it's cruel, vile and unnecessary when there are so many alternatives. All of FAIR's shoes are vegan, which means that all their shoes are completely animal-free.
FAIR seek to use the most sustainable materials for their shoes, because even if you don't use animals, there are lots of other bad non-eco-friendly materials which contribute to climate change.
But wearing cruelty-free clothes doesn't just stop at what they're made out of, it's also important to make sure your clothes aren't made through slave labour. FAIR collections come from Portugal and are made under worker-friendly conditions which includes paying a living wage.
Look Good - FAIR shoes
So we've established that FAIR shoes are doing their part to save the world, but do they look good?
When it comes to fashion, it's a little subjective, however, one of FAIR's aims is to create modern shoes that suit different styles for different people, something we think they've achieved - we tried Everyday Chelsea Boots and Lime Flower Slippers and this is what we thought:
Review of FAIR shoes:
Tanbay tried the Everyday Chelsea Boots. These have an outer made of high quality Italian microfibre. They are breathable and eco-friendly (they don't contain harmful products, for example they are PVC free).
|Photo credit: FAIR|
The lining is made of a 100% breathable and anti-allergy microfibre. This ecological microfibre is made with a CO2-free manufacturing system. It does not contain harmful products (e.g. it's Oeko-Tex certified). The outsole is neolite.
Tanbay loves his Chelsea Everyday Boots. He says that they are very comfortable, warm, lightweight and stylish. Plus they go with most jeans, especially skinny jeans, but can also go with a smart suit.
They are the boot for autumn and winter, they're also really easy to put on and off as they have no laces. He really likes that they are not leather and that they're trendy. He thinks that they are ideal for city life.
His final thought is that they are very versatile - they can be worn for anything from casual shopping to evening events.
I chose Lime Flower Slippers. They also have an outer made of textile and high quality Italian microfibre, they do not contain harmful products and are PVC free.
|Photo credit: FAIR|
The lining is a 100% breathable and anti-allergy, ecological microfibre made with a CO2-free manufacturing system. Also, they do not contain harmful products and are Oeko-Tex certified. The outsole is neolite.
I absolutely love these shoes, they are smart and perfect for checking into a fancy hotel, but lightweight enough to meet my carry-on restrictions.
The colours - beige, baby-blue, navy-blue and black work really well together and the pattern is subtle but pretty.
I ordered mine in a 39 (UK 6) and like most 39s they fit me perfectly. There was an initial slight rubbing on the back of my left foot, however this happens to me in every single pair of shoes I've ever had (sigh). After a few tries they moulded to my feet perfectly and are now really comfortable - just like slippers! So whilst I wouldn't recommend that you wear them on a three hour shopping spree on your first go, you should have no problem if you're sensible and wear them in a bit beforehand.
I particularly love the slight heel, for my body shape it's the perfect height - not so high that I feel like I'm going to fall over, but not so low that my hips hurt. And of course they make a beautiful noise on wooden floors.
This year we've branched out from the travel blogging world to be travel vloggers too. Check out our vlog review of our FAIR shoes for more information:
|Tanbay's Everyday Chelsea Boots were perfect in Iceland|
All in all, we absolutely love FAIR and our shoes. They fit perfectly into our Look Good and Save the World series, because they're PETA approved, vegan, worker-friendly and they are super-stylish and beautiful too.
To find out more, check out their website fair.pt and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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We're Laura and Tanbay, a British/German couple who have successfully weaselled our way out of the rat-race and want you to do the same!