A stylish must have for anyone these black & white hi-top cotton canvas trainers from Ethletic are made with Fairtrade certified and organic cotton. The rubber soles also carry the FSC logo of the Forest Stewardship Council so that almost every material part of the trainers is fair trade and ecologically certified. Fashionably high cut these Fairtrade shoes are vegan, vegetarian and have a built in arch for comfort.
All Ethletic trainers are made with:
• Fairtrade certified cotton
• Organic cotton
• Forest Stewardship Council certified rubber soles (FSC)
• Fairly traded rubber
• Fair Trade construction, Ethletic pay a 15% fair trade premium on every pair made
• Arch supports
• Vegan materials. Totally animal free shoes
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Given the "ethical" branding I expected these to be well-built, as the most sustainable, environment-conscious, ethical practise would be to make products constructed to outlast 'Fast Fashion' items, as manufacturing is the greatest drain on world resources and the most imminent threat to humanity.rnrnThey turned out to be flimsier, shoddier-built and less comfortable than even £6 knockoffs from SportsDirect (which are comparable to genuine Chucks in terms of durability, if not comfort).rnrnThis for £60 - £10 more than you'd pay for genuines! - another £10 and you could buy Chuck 70s, which would last longer even than regular converse! rnrnI've personally opted to stick to knockoffs, because you can get 2 pairs for £12-16 which will last longer worn alternately than one pair of converse/70s worn every day. And less money to flimsy shoe manufacturers!rnrnThe only other significant consideration is the 'fair trade/living wage' aspect, but considering the product ends up being comparable in quality to a £6 shoe, what percentage of that other £54 is going to those factory workers and rubber growers vs. the CEO's salary? Without any financial accounts it's all spiel, and even if it's above board - I mean, the shoe still needs to actually do the job. You can't walk to work on 'Solidarity'.rnrnFrankly baffled how Ethletic have continued to survive as a company.rnrnSpirit of Nature were very good on returns, full marks to them, but I wish they'd drop this brand.
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