9 Stylish Ethical Sandals and Shoes for Summer

I rounded up some chic sandals, slides, and other low-heeled footwear you can comfortably walk in this summer. They go nicely with dresses and jumpsuits. As always, they’re ethically made, sustainable whenever possible, with honest pricing. Many of them are affordable, mainly the ones from the Etsy shops, because they are sourced straight from the artisans.

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Cadiz Lilac leather sandals from Canadian brand Maguire, which provides transparent pricing. Handmade in a high-end factory in Alicante, Spain.


Most of Matisse Footwear’s factories abroad are family-owned and have been partners with Matisse  for over 30 years. Recycled leathers and textiles are used whenever possible. Their minimalist Pebble leather sandals comes in a variety of colours.


Also from Matisse, the Genie leather sandals adds a sophisticated twist, literally, to the simple slide style.


These Greek leather sandals from the Etsy store Kionas Sandals just scream seaside vacation. They are handcrafted in Greece using the finest materials from local suppliers, built to last.


Popular French brand Sezane’s Low Ella Sandals are handcrafted in Spain. Their leather is vegetable tanned.


Milsoul’s Soho Pink Mule from ethical retailer Accompany reminds me of Barbie shoes. Handmade from raffia and high-quality leather by artisans in Morocco.


How fun are these slides made with natural raffia and leather? From the Etsy store Ziraffia, each pair is handmade by women-artisans in Morrocco and takes a few days to produce.


Wear these red Raffia flats to add a splash of colour to a neutral outfit. From the Etsy store Vista Modo, they are made by artisans in Morocco.


I’ve been wearing these Castañer Pura Bow-tied Canvas Espadrilles all summer. They go with all my floral dresses. Made in Spain, Castañer has been the premier espadrille maker since 1927.


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