Aubrey Loafer | BlackCruelty-Free Ethically Made Handmade Up-cycled / Recycled Vegan Waste Not | Want Not
Loafers are the new ballet flats, and the super cute and classic Black Aubrey Loafer from GUNAS New York will have you tip-toeing around town in comfort and style.
The reptile-inspired texture detail on the upper and the signature GUNAS logo heart hardware add a touch of class.
Handmade in South Korea from 100% vegan textured eco-polyurethane (PU), these ultra-lightweight loafers feature padded insoles, up-cycled non-skid rubber soles and up-cycled faux suede lining.
GUNAS is a PETA-approved brand. These shoes were handmade in South Korea, 100% sweatshop free.
Also available in Soft White.
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Style runs true to size. If you're a half size or a wide fitting, we recommend ordering the next size up.
This is a general size guide and all measurements will differ slightly between brands.
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- 100% vegan textured polyurethane (PU)
- Up-cycled faux suede lining
- Up-cycled rubber soles
- Gold-plated logo emblem
Two primary things make shoes vegan: (1) they contain no leather or other skins, and (2) they are not made using any animal-based glue.
Various terms are used to describe the materials used for vegan shoes. These include vegan leather/suede, faux leather/suede, and micro-leather/micro-suede These materials are typically made from man-made microfibre.
While historically non-leather alternatives have received a bad rap for their toxicity and poor quality, among other things, modern production techniques mean that today's materials are far less environmentally damaging and of much higher quality. Polyurethane (PU) is commonly used, rather than the more toxic PVC, and many microfibres are produced using at least some portion of recycled materials. Furthermore, the newest forms use a water-based method to apply the PU to the fabric, rather than the highly toxic solvents that were traditionally used.
Microfibre fabric is lightweight, durable, and somewhat water repellant, so it makes a good substitute for leather. Microfibre is also made into Ultrasuede, which is cheaper and easier to clean and sew than natural suede leather.
Although there are some environmental concerns about microfibres entering the oceanic food chain via washing, this is not an issue with footwear and accessories, as these items are not washed.
All of Ecoture's carefully-selected vegan shoes are made from the highest-quality faux leathers and faux suedes. Our partner brands are focused not only on the vegan and cruelty-free aspects of their products, but also on their ethical and sustainability impacts.
More information on the materials, ethics and sustainability of the footwear industry can be found in our blog post, Is there something wrong with your shoes?
Please note this style will ship directly from the label. Australian delivery may take 3 - 10 working days following order confirmation.
Shipping Group: In-House Shipping
Can be returned unused, unmarked and in original packaging with all tags attached, within 30 days of purchase for exchange (e.g. different size or colour, if available) or refund for store credit for the full purchase price, less shipping, if applicable.
This item is eligible for return under our Waste Not | Want Not program.