Arcas Bear Vegan Plant Based Sneakers

Arcas Bear is a Fully Vegan Brand

Arcas Bear is a fully vegan brand. They are 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 their shoes and boots.

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Brand Highlights

Arcs Bear is a company that cares deeply about animals, the environment, and the people that make and wear their shoes. They are one of the most certified companies we've come across yet, in terms of their level of animal-friendliness, fair labour, and sustainability.

  • PETA certified vegan
  • PETA certified cruelty-free
  • GOTS certified for organic textile use
  • B Corp certified (high accountability and transparency)
  • Part of the F.A.K.E. movement (Fashion for Animal Kingdom & Environment)
  • Meet 14 of the UN's sustainable development goals
  • Unisex designs
  • Speckled soles from recycled materials
  • Dye free
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Odor resistant
  • Funky, playful and trendy designs

About Arcas Bear Vegan Shoes

Founded by fashion designer Cynthia Arcas Borghy, Arcas Bear is committed to creating shoes through ethical and sustainable practices. They accomplish this by prioritizing resources and supporting good causes to minimize the side effects on the environment, animals, biodiversity, and people’s lives.

What makes Arcas Bear shoes sustainable?

They use a variety of recycled, up-cycled and natural materials to produce their shoes and boots. They also plant two trees for every pair of shoes sold, by way of partnering with the One Tree Planted organization. We're currently waiting to hear back from them regarding their packaging and shipping practices. Arcas Bear also meets 14 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is the end-of-life plan for Arcas Bear shoes?

We're currently waiting to hear back from Arcas Bear with regard to what consumers should do with their shoes once they've worn them out.

What are Arcas shoes made out of?

A variety of materials, including cork, natural and recycled rubber, recycled PET bottles, recycled cotton, recycled polyester, recycled microsuede. They also have the GOTS certification for the use of organic cotton. Fortunately, each shoe and boot on their website lists the materials used to make it.

Is Arcas Bear charitable?

Aside from their partnership with One Tree Planted, we're waiting to hear back with regard to what other initiatives they take part in as a company.

Where can I buy Arcas Bear shoes?

Their website has an online shop, and we're waiting to hear back with regard to what retail/brick and mortar options might exist.

Does Arcas Bear offer discounts?

At the time of writing this, we weren't able to find any discounts for Arcas Bear.

Does Arcs Bear use fair labour?

Yes, their shoes are handmade in Portugal, which in addition to housing some of the world's most talented shoe manufacturers, also protects their workers by way of strict European Union labour laws. Arcas Bear is also a certified B corporation, which means that they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

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Type Of Shoes And Boots Made By Arcas Bear

Arcas Bear makes and sells a variety of vegan shoes and boots. Their style is funky, colourful (dye-free!), a little bohemian, and their shoes feature a signature speckled sole from the use of recycled PET, rubber, and other materials.

  • High-top canvas sneakers
  • Low-top canvas sneakers
  • Ankle boots
  • Booties
  • Cowboy booties
  • Dress shoes
  • Gym shoes
  • Slip-on shoes