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Re: Footwear and Sportswear - new guides
Last Post 01/09/2016 12:23:54 by admin. 2 Replies.
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houmankp
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30/08/2016 19:32:46
    Hello,

    I just read the recent Footwear and Sportswear new guides Thank you for your great job. However, It seems some of the prominent ethical brands have not been reviewed.

    1- For instance Ahimsa shoes (http://en.useahimsa.com/), Good Guys (http://goodguys.bigcartel.com/), Matt&Nat (https://mattandnat.com/) which are vegan shoe makers, and also other companied that have vegan options like "Unlisted by Kenneth Cole" (http://www.kennethcole.com/)have not been reviewed in "Ethical shopping guide to Shoes, from Ethical Consumer"

    2- In your "Ethical shopping guide to Trainers, from Ethical Consumer", Newton Running Shoes (http://www.newtonrunning.co.uk/)which is one of the most ethical brands in the industry with B Corp rating and also all vegan products have not been reviewed.

    3- In the "Ethical shopping guide to Sportswear, from Ethical Consumer", again Newton Running has not been reviewed and also Lululemon Athletica (http://www.lululemon.co.uk/?sl=GB) which is a Canadian brand with a notable Ethical track records has not been reviewed.
    I believe adding those brands to the guides could be very helpful for consumers and also encourages those companies to continue their ethical way of production and business.
    conrad
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    01/09/2016 11:21:29
    Two companies I was a little surprised not to see are Camper (who at least claim to be ethical) and Vibram (who at various times have seemed to make soles for every hillwalking boot you could buy, as well as those FiveFingers naked shoe things). Vibram are somewhat significant since most shoe repairs I get done end up with a Vibram sole by default, so they're instrumental in the process of keeping your footwear going for longer.
    admin
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    01/09/2016 12:23:54
    Hi

    Thanks for your messages.

    Unfortunately due to resource capacity we are only able to cover a limited range of brands for each guide. These are selected by our researchers based on market share, availability and whether they provide an interesting alternative to consumers.

    Best wishes
    Georgina
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