Being eco-conscious and fashion forward isn’t always the easiest task. But thanks to Brother Vellies’ unique collection of sustainable shoes for men, women and children, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. The do-good line—which is currently a finalist of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund—finds inspiration in traditional African footwear and is handmade in South Africa, Kenya and Namibia by local artisans in an effort to sustain jobs within the continent. The styles, ranging from furry flats and lace-up sandals to mixed-media booties, have become an It-girl favorite. (Kanye West is also a known to be a big fan of the brand.) Opt to turn heads (in a good way) by rocking a textured pair of Brother Vellies shoes with a midi dress, statement earrings and leather saddlebag. Economically supportive and stylish? We’re in.
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