Easy, Breezy & Ethical
Welcome to sandal season! After months of boots and shoes, doesn’t it feel good to ditch the confines of socks and give your toes some freedom? Lucky for us ecofashionistas, the world of sustainable footwear is ever-growing.
This year, I’ve found a new favourite. Brave Soles works with communities in the Dominican Republic to create fair employment. Founded by Toronto-based Christal Earle, these beautiful sandals are made from Dominican sourced leather with upcycled tires handcut into soles. Their classic styles are perfect for transitioning from office to patio to beach.
A new pair of sustainable sandals also means lavishing your feet with a little extra attention. Get sandal ready with a refreshing sugar foot scrub from locally made Island Joy. Caribbean-inspired skin care is the perfect way to embrace the fine weather.
The Jasmine by Brave Soles. These beauties will definitely take you from day to night. Available in natural, caramel, black, white, and dual tones, The Jasmine is a perennial bestseller. *$83.08
The Reina by Brave Soles. The name says it all. The perfect blend of feminine style and everyday comfort, and fit for a (sustainable) queen. *$74.13.
The Jasmine and The Reina are available at bravesoles.life
Naomi’s Foot Scrub by Island Joy. Made by a mother-daughter team with deep family ties to the islands, and using all natural, Caribbean-inspired ingredients. This is summertime in a jar. *$39.00
Available at www.islandjoy.ca
*At time of publishing; prices may change (see websites for details)