Sustainability in fashion is all the rage these days, with an ever-increasing number of brands spouting about their environmental and ethical commitments. But real action — beyond hollow mission statements — is still unfortunately hard to come by. Which makes us all the more grateful when labels like Comovita come along.

The Spanish brand is creating the world's most sustainable shoes through a winning combination of a zero-waste promise, a made to order model and the exclusive use of sustainable materials and ethical factories. In a fast-fashion-obsessed world where footwear production is rife with exploitation and questionable environmental standards, Comovita's approach is refreshing to say the least.

All of Comovita's shoes are handcrafted to order in a small town near Valencia, Spain, where artisans with decades of experience working for high-end luxury brands produce the pieces. The made-to-order model means that Comovita avoids creating unsold inventory that ends up as waste, and is able to offer its items at fair prices.

Every model is crafted using strictly sustainable materials — from the Vegan Court Sneaker, made from cruelty-free and water-repellant vegan leather, to the Linen Sneaker, made from high quality Belgian organic linen. Even the durable rubber soles and laces are made from recycled materials.

All of this isn't even to mention the sleek, understated aesthetic that characterises each pair of Comovita shoes. The brand champions a timeless aesthetic through clean silhouettes, neutral colourways and the removal of any extraneous details. These are sneakers that will take you anywhere and everywhere. Team them with tailoring at a laidback summer wedding or opt for a low-key weekend look with jeans and an overshirt. Proof that style and sustainability don't have to be mutually exclusive.

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