Sustainable Purchasing - Update

Awhile back I was on the hunt for a new pair of shoes. I had a pair of boots that I wore everyday but they were so broken that my knees where beginning to hurt whenever I walked in them. And I had re-glued the sole down a few too many times.

I was on the hunt for a pair of shoes that I could wear all the time, and met my personal convictions of sustainability and ethical production. The easiest way to do this would have been to go op shopping (I think it's called thrifting overseas?) but you need time to do that. And I had run out of it!

I ended up with these clogs by the brand Funkis. I liked that they were low enough in the heel I could wear them pretty comfortably to uni or work. And they have a great sustainable outlook which they disclose upfront on their website. Fantastic! I was also able to get them shipped from Australia which is so much closer than Europe and I have saved the shipping bag they came in to reuse for sending gifts in the holiday season.

They were expensive for me though, so any shoe purchases in the near-future are going to be thrifted. I've learned my lesson to not leave it until I am in a dire need, and I'm sure my wallet thanks me for that.

xo Kirsten Isabel