The bees are dying and so is our home. The Amazon rainforest might have stopped burning for now, but the Arctic Sea is still constantly losing so, so much ice. Most of the fashion industry isn’t helping, either; with massive amounts of textile waste going to landfill each year. But some fashion houses do know this and are actively making an effort to reduce their negative environmental impact. Stella McCartney, for example, has always been conscious about protecting our Mother Earth.
This time, the English designer has collaborated with Hunter to create a new vegan rubber boot that is naturally sourced from certified forests in Guatemala. The innovative material called Yulex™ has been used to replace traditional synthetic rubber; and in doing this, the brands are generating 80% less carbon dioxide.
The shoe combines the sustainable initiative that Stella McCartney has always had for her brand, with the classic Wellington boot silhouette that Hunter is known for. The design sees sculptural soles and treads, promising the same durability and performance as the original Wellington boot. They come in black, grey, and green – just perfect for your winter fashion, if you ask me.
The new Stella McCartney x Hunter Welling Boot sells for £320 GBP (approximately $395 USD) on Stella McCartney’s website, as well as Hunter Boots online, on September 16. It will also be available at key global stockists on September 18. But before then, check out the 32 major fashion brands that signed a pact to be more sustainable.