Have you tried Nisolo shoes? I want to shout about them from the treetops…
Nisolo, the shoe brand based in Nashville, is an ethical B Corp that offsets their carbon emissions with every product sold. So far, 76,928 trees have been protected from being uprooted in the Peruvian Amazon (that’s the size of 86 soccer fields!). Fun fact: Cup of Jo readers have been responsible for protecting 536 of those trees in the last year by shopping with Nisolo.
If you also wear sneakers all the time, like I do, Nisolo’s Elayna Sneaker is super comfortable, looks cute with dresses, and is made in an ethical factory in Mexico. I love the bone color, and they also come in this cute color.
For sandals, the Ecuador Huarache has been my go-to warm weather shoe for years. (They’re also great travel shoes — to Vermont, Atlanta, England, everywhere!) It’s Nisolo’s most environmentally friendly shoe, handmade in their factory in Peru, with 95% of its leather used in production. They’ve gotten over 395 five-star reviews, and the almond and burnt sienna come in sizes from 5 and 11.
Finally, the Ama Mule is vegetable-tanned, which uses natural dyes. How cute are those? I’d love to wear them to work or on the weekends. Thank you so much, Nisolo, for all the great work you do.
What other things do you do to try to live a sustainable life? xoxo
P.S. We wrote about Nisolo’s boots last fall — since then, they have expanded their Emma Oxford to sizes 5 and 11 in black, which I know some readers had requested, and new brandy and wheat sizes will arrive later this month, too.