Afroblonde Vegan upcycled shoes and boots

Afroblonde is a Fully Vegan Brand

Afroblonde is a fully vegan brand. They’re PETA certified vegan, which means their suppliers and manufacturers have to sign a legal statement of assurance form, stating that no animal by-products (including glues, dyes and solvents) are used in the production of any of their footwear, hats and accessories.

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Brand Highlights

"Our commitment to sustainability is not only to reduce waste, it's also to make products that last as long as possible and fight against fast fashion and its consequences." - Afroblonde

  • Up-cycled materials
  • Recycled materials
  • Heavy duty materials
  • Some unisex designs
  • Intentionally vegan brand
  • Water-resistant
  • Handcrafted
  • Make vegan hiking boots

About Afroblonde

Afroblonde is a sustainability-focused footwear and accessories brand, transforming old canvas and tires used by trucks and road trains into durable and comfortable headwear, footwear, belts, wallets and other accessories.

Is Afroblonde footwear intentionally vegan?

Afroblonde appears to be an intentionally vegan brand, rather than one that uses vegan materials out of convenience, or for other reasons. On their website they state that they embrace the cruelty-free vegan philosophy.

Is Afroblonde footwear eco-friendly/sustainable?

Sustainability is not only top-of-mind for this brand, it was the whole reason the brand was started. Afroblonde realizes that the fashion industry, and fast-fashion specifically, is the second most polluting industry on earth, and for that reason they set out to make items that use recycled, up-cycled, and heavy duty materials (without the use of harsh chemicals to clean them) that will last a very long time.

Does Afroblonde use green shipping methods?

It's unclear from their website if Afroblonde uses net-zero or negative emissions shipping partners, either domestically or internationally. We have asked them for clarification and are currently awaiting reply.

Does Afroblonde use eco-friendly packaging?

It's unclear from their website if Afroblonde uses recycled, recyclable, compostable, or other forms of eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. We have asked them for details regarding the materials they use for packaging, and are currently awaiting reply.

Are Afroblonde shoes, hats and bags recyclable or compostable?

It’s unclear from the information available on their website if Afroblonde’s shoes, boots, sandals, hats and accessories are recyclable or compostable. We have asked the Afroblonde team for clarification, and are currently awaiting reply.

How should I dispose of my worn out Afroblonde shoes?

We have asked the Afroblonde team if they currently have, or are developing, a shoe recycling program, and are awaiting reply. In the meantime, we recommend donating them to someone in need, or taking them to a clothing recycling depot (if available in your city), which can strip them down to their recyclable components.

Where can I buy Afroblonde shoes, hats and accessories?

Afroblonde shoes, boots, sandals, bags, hats and other products can be purchased from their website (they ship internationally). They also work with retailers across Australia.

Do Afroblonde shoes, hats or accessories ever go on sale?

Yes! We've noticed sales on their website in the 40% range from time to time.

What materials are used to make Afroblonde footwear?

Afroblonde's shoes, boots and sandals are made of primarily of up-cycled truck canvas tarps (heavy duty cotton that will not shrink), with some of their footwear models also including vegan leather. What's especially interesting about the up-cycled canvas tarp material they use, is that the tarps are tanned by different weather conditions as sun and rain, which gives each piece its own original look. The soles of their shoes are made from recycled rubber tires and plastic bottles.

Is Afroblonde's footwear ethically made?

We're unsure as to where Aforblonde's products are made, and therefore cannot comment on the likelihood that they're made with fair labour. We've reached out to the Afroblonde team and are awaiting clarification.

Does Afroblonde promote ‘slow fashion’ or a ‘circular economy’?

Afroblonde incorporates several elements of a slow fashion model and a circular economy, such as using up-cycled, recycled and long-lasting materials, and not mass-producing their items.

Is Afroblonde a charitable brand?

We've asked the Afroblonde team about any charitable initiatives they're involved with (if any), and are currently awaiting reply, as there is no such information available on their website.

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Afroblonde Range Of Products

Afroblonde's products are one of a kind - literally. Because they make their gear with up-cycled truck canvas tarps, their products are unique from one to the next. Afroblonde currently makes men's, women's and unisex shoes, boots, sandals, hats, and accessories.

  • Low-top sneakers
  • High-top sneakers
  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Wallets
  • Digger hats
  • Baseball hats
  • Bucket hats
  • Military hats
  • Slip-on sneakers
  • Thong sandals
  • Strap sandals
  • Espadrille sandals
  • Urban boots
  • Hiking boots
  • Long boots
  • Casual shoes