Elephantsity claims that all of their products are made of “100% vegan and cruelty free materials.” Although they do not currently have any certification to verify these claims, animal welfare appears to be built into the ethos and mission of the brand. However, they have never responded to our many requests for confirmation that their shoe glue does not contain animal-derived ingredients.
Elephantsity Might Be a Fully Vegan Brand
Founded in 2017, Elephantsity was founded by animal lovers, for animal lovers. They don't just talk the talk though - they donate 10% of profits towards elephant conservation initiatives.
- Committed to saving elephants
- Charitable brand
- Funky, unique prints
- Founded by animal lovers
- Founded in 2017
- Make vegan winter boots
- Make vegan "Chucks"
- Offer a "Right Fit Guarantee"
- Designs made to order
- Based in WY, USA
Based in Wyoming, USA, Elephantsity is a brand that sets out everyday to create truly unique moments of joy and positive experiences among their customers. They also do it for the animals - by donating generously to elephant conversation initiatives, and excluding the use of animal-derived materials.
Are Elephantsity shoes and boots waterproof?The "All Season" boots from Elephantsity are made with a vegan microsuede that Elephantsity claims is water-resistant. Their other boots, canvas shoes, and athleisure shoes/sneakers don't make these claims. We have reached out to Elephantsity to clarify, and are awaiting reply.
Are Elephantsity shoes and boots eco-friendly/sustainable?Elephantsity claims that their materials are "eco-friendly" although they don't specifically mention how that's true. We have reached out for clarification and are awaiting reply.
Does Elephantsity use green shipping methods?It's unclear from their website if Elephantsity uses net-zero or negative emissions shipping partners, either domestically or internationally. We have asked them for clarification and are currently awaiting reply.
Does Elephantsity use eco-friendly packaging?It's unclear from their website if Elephantsity 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 Elephantsity shoes and boots recyclable or compostable?It’s unclear from the information available on their website if Elephantisty’s shoes and boots are recyclable or compostable. We have asked for clarification from the Elephantsity team and are currently awaiting reply.
How should I dispose of my worn out Elephantsity footwear?We have asked the Elephantsity 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.
Do Elephantsity shoes and boots ever go on sale?Yes! We've seen several sales for generously marked down items (up to 45% off) from time-to-time on their website. They also have a fun discount spinning wheel feature that pops up when you first visit their website, with possible discounts awarded for signing up to their newsletter.
Where can I buy Elephantsity footwear?For the time being it looks like Elephantsity shoes and boots can only be purchased from their website. We've asked if they have plans to work with retailers and are currently awaiting reply.
Is Elephantsity a charitable company?Yes - Elephantsity donates 10% of profits to various elephant conservation organizations.
What materials are used to make Elephantsity shoes and boots?Depending on the specific model, Elephantsity uses a combination of materials to produce their shoes and boots. Their uppers might be made of micro-suede (all weather boots), breathable mesh-knit fabric (sneakers), canvas (low and high-tops) and vegan leather (all other boots). Their outsoles are either made of rubber and steel shank, or a high quality EVA for traction and durability. Some of their shoes feature a soft linen interior. Some models include a removable memory foam insole pad for comfort and support. The faux-fur lining in their winter boots is made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. Each product listing on their site gives a general overview of materials used to make that product. *Please note - we've asked Elephanstisty numerous times via email and their social channels if they can confirm that their shoe glues are free of animal-derived ingredients, and they haven't responded.
Are Elephantsity shoes and boots ethically made?Some Elephantsity shoes are boots are made in China, and they claim that their factory there is "managed by our staff from USA and upholds very high ecological and ethical standards." It's difficult to verify as an outside, non-certifying party as to whether or not Elephantsity ensures its factory enforces all international and local labour laws to provide a safe and fair working environment for their workers. However, some of their products are also produced in Japan, in which case their partner factory must adhere to Japan's strong labour laws.
Does Elephantsity promote ‘slow fashion’ or a ‘circular economy’?Elephantsity appears to utilize some elements of a circular economy, such as using "high-quality" materials, using a made-to-order production system (although it's not clear if that's simply for the designs, or construction of the shoes/boots themselves) and claiming to employ fair labour. One area in which they could improve is by introducing more eco-friendly materials, such as those that can be composted or recycled.
Elephantsity Range Of Products
Elephantsity make men's and women's footwear with truly unique and bold animal and nature-inspired prints and patterns. Their current range of footwear includes:
- 'Athleisure' sneakers
- Low-top cap toes
- High-top cap toes
- Vegan "Chucks Taylors"
- Vegan winter boots
- All-season boots
- Chunky boots