Kallie & Co. Vegan Flats

Kallie & Co. is a Fully Vegan Brand

Kallie & Co. 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 shoes.

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Brand Highlights

"At Kallie & Co., we are all about slow fashion, fair trade, and ethical designs. Every pair of shoes is handmade by our very talented artisans in Mexico." - Kallie & Co. team

  • Intentionally vegan
  • PETA-approved vegan
  • Made in Mexico
  • Charitable brand
  • Based in California
  • Can order wholesale via Faire
  • Supporting female empowerment
  • Team composed of military spouses
  • Use eco-friendly materials
  • Partnered with Good 360

About Kallie & Co. Vegan Shoes

"Cruelty-free & vegan mean that no animals were harmed in the manufacturing of our products. None of the materials we use come from animals. To our team, ethical means doing what is right; not only for the environment but also in the treatment of our team." - Kallie & Co. team

Is Kallie & Co. an intentionally vegan brand?

Kallie & Co. appears to be an intentionally vegan brand, rather than one that uses vegan materials out of convenience, or for other reasons. According to the brand, "we believe in the importance of delivering cruelty-free, and ethical products to our customers."

What materials are used to make Kallie & Co. shoes?

According to Kallie & Co., their shoes are made with "recycled materials and fair-trade fabrics and threads." Most of the shoes listed on their website don't give too many details with regard to the materials used to make them, which might include organic cotton, recycled hemp, and vegan leather (some, or all of which is recycled), among others.

Are Kallie & Co. shoes eco-friendly/sustainable?

From an environmentally-friendly materials standpoint, Kallie & Co. appears to do very well, as they use a lot of recycled and natural materials, such as organic cotton, recycled hemp and recycled vegan leather. From a carbon footprint standpoint, water usage, chemical usage, and general natural resource usage standpoint it's difficult to assess the impact of Kallie & Co.'s footwear and production, and they do not share any relevant data.

Does Kallie & Co. use green shipping methods?

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

Does Kallie & Co. use eco-friendly packaging?

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

Are Kallie & Co. shoes recyclable or compostable?

It’s unclear from the information available on their website if Kallie & Co.’s shoes are recyclable or compostable. We’ve asked for clarification from the Kallie & Co. team, and are currently awaiting reply.

How should I dispose of my worn out Kallie & Co. shoes?

We’ve asked the Kallie & Co. team if they currently have, or are developing, a shoe recycling program, and are awaiting reply. In the meantime, Get it Vegan recommends either trying to have them repaired, 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 Kallie & Co. shoes?

It looks like Kallie & Co. shoes can be purchased from their website, from their social channels, as well as unknown retailers (as they are now partnered with wholesaler Faire). Kallie & Co. has also partnered with Faire to offer their shoes on a wholesale basis.

Do Kallie & Co. shoes ever go on sale?

Yes - if you visit their website, you'll have no trouble finding either a discount code (by way of a pop-up discount code, or by signing up for their newsletter).

Are Kallie & Co. shoes ethically made?

According to Kallie & Co., "Our shoes are handcrafted in Mexico by talented artisans. Our team members work under safe and healthy conditions. They are treated with respect and dignity." The also say that they are "supporting 20 artisans in Mexico with fair labor.” Being that their shoes are made in Mexico, it's difficult for us as an outside, non-certifying 3rd party to verify whether or not Kallie & Co. is enforcing all international and local labour laws, regulations and fair working standards. It's also worth noting that Mexico now has fairly strong labour laws, albeit with questionable wage practices.

Does Kallie & Co. promote ‘slow fashion’ or a ‘circular economy’?

Kallie & Co. appears to incorporate some elements of a circular economy, such as using natural & organic materials, using recycled materials, and working with artisan shoe makers.

Is Kallie & Co. a charitable company?

According to the brand, "Kallie & Co. is proud to support efforts to help women in need. Our company's efforts have expanded beyond the United States! We have partnered with Good 360 to allocate donations within the United States and overseas." As a result of this, Kallie & Co. supports a laundry list of organizations, charities, non-profits & community groups.

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Kallie & Co. Product Range

Founded in 2014 by Nadia Martinez, Kallie & Co. makes women's flats, mules, casual shoes & dress shoes in a wide variety of low-cut styles, ranging from minimalist and monochromatic, to adorned vegan crocodile skin-style.