1. Let’s talk about Bahatika
Bahatika means “Happiness” in Swahili, and this brand is committed to produce eco-friendly and cruelty-free shoes with respect for people, animals and the environment. They produce their stylish and contemporary shoes in small factories in the south of Spain (Olé!), and the vegan leather is actually made from the finest, genuine faux leather and only using natural materials.
PVC is not used to make these shoes. Instead, the upper is made of cotton with PU coating. This material is breathable, and durable. The linings are anti-bacterial, thanks to the use of micro-fibres, so these trainers are also robust and waterproof.
2. But why vegan leather?
That’s why I long decided to say bye-bye to leather, and hello to my new plant-based leather alternatives.