Etiko

Black + White Fairtrade Organic Cotton Lowcut Sneakers

Size Guide

sneakers size guide

This is a general size guide and all measurements may differ slightly between each designer. 

For all enquiries and fit recommendations, please email us at and we'll be happy to help

uk
au/us men's
au/us women's
eu
shoe
length
(cm)
3 3 5 36 24.5
4 4 6 37 25.5
5 5 7 38 26.5
6 6 8 39 27
7 7 9 41 28.5
8 8 10 42 28.5
9 9 11 43 29.5
10 10 12 44 30.5
11 11 13 45 31.5
12 12 14 46 31.5
13 13 15 47 32.5
still not sure?

Try your items on at home and if they are not right, exchange or return them within 28 days (Clearance items excluded, except where specifically noted). For more information, see our Returns Policy.

$ 95.00

Cruelty-Free Ethically Made Natural Organic Sustainable Vegan

Size

These black + white low-cut sneakers by Etiko may be familiar in style, but they are completely different in construction and ethics. The soles are natural, sustainable latex made from FSC-certified rubber. The cotton used for the canvas and laces is certified organic and fair trade, and are PCP and AZO-free. The sneakers are also 100% vegan, that means no animal glues or sneaky leather inserts.

Finally, a sneaker you can feel good about and good in!

more colours

Also available in classic white and navy.

materials

fair trade, organic & vegan

Etiko soles are all natural, made from sustainable latex and certified by the FSC, which means the rubber was actually tapped from a tree in a well-managed and growing forest, instead of being made from petrochemicals like most other 'rubber' products. 

The canvas and laces are made of cotton that has been certified both organic (GOTS) and fairtrade (FLO). 

The dyes used on the canvas are PCP and AZO free.

No animal products or by-products are used, making these 100% vegan.

The shoe boxes your sneakers will be shipped in are made from post-consumer waste

So there you have it - a sneaker that is more than just a sneaker!

BTW, although they are made with certified fairtrade cotton, in an accredited fairtrade factory, and Etiko pays a social premium to both the rubber producers in Sri Lanka and the shoe stitchers in Pakistan, these sneakers are not certified fairtrade. The reason for this is that, at this stage, there is no fairtrade standard for footwear.

sizing

Etikos run true to size. Please refer to the Size Guide for size conversions.

values

Cruelty-Free, Ethically Made, Fairtrade, Natural, Organic, Sustainable, Vegan

shipping + delivery

Sizes in stock are available for next business day dispatch from our Sydney warehouse.

returns

Can be returned unworn and unwashed, unmarked and in original packaging with all tags attached, within 30 days of purchase for exchange (e.g. different size/colour, if available) or refund for store credit for the full purchase price (less shipping, if applicable). A cash refund will be processed only if an item is faulty/damaged or has been sent to you in error.

Please refer to our Returns Policy for all applicable returns T&Cs.

Materials: Kowtow

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. It is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, and the use of genetically-engineered seed is prohibited.

Fairtrade certification

All Kowtow cotton is certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO). Fairtrade empowers farmers to negotiate with buyers to secure better prices for their cotton. Every season, certified farmer groups receive a premium to be spent on community projects such as medical costs, irrigation schemes to conserve rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades.

Kowtow's cotton is organically farmed and free from genetically modified seeds to benefit the soil, cotton and farmers. Crops are rain-fed and hand-picked. Organic farming is achieved through companion planting, crop rotations and on-site green waste composting to eliminate the use of chemicals harmful to farmers and their families. Cotton is a sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable fiber.

Sustainable trims

Kowtow only uses sustainably sourced trims. The label's buttons are made in Italy from recycled hemp. Its denim tacks and sliders are nickel-free and made in a SA8000-certified factory in Germany. They are tested by OEKO-TEX for harmful substances and come under the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and ISO 14000 environmental management standard.

GOTS-approved printing, dyeing & washing

Kowtow's prints and fabrics use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) approved inks and dyes, which are free from chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents. The brand only uses GOTS-approved washes for its garments, from lightweight jersey to denim. GOTS ensures sustainable use and treatment of water used in these processes.