Allkind Vegan FAQ’s
Who is Allkind Vegan?
Allkind Vegan launched in 2020 with an aim to bridge a gap in the market for luxury, no compromise, Vegan footwear. We make superb designer shoes, free from harm to animals and kinder to the environment. Our collection is timeless and sustainable, unlike fast changing, seasonal throw away fashion trends.
Why buy Vegan shoes?
Vegan shoes are made without the use of animal by-products or materials such as leather, suede, wool, shearling, silk or fur. Vegan shoes are made from a variety of synthetic fabrics. The environmental case for vegan leather is similar to eco-arguments for vegetarianism. Raising animals involves clearing trees for pastures, as well as energy-intensive feeding and the use of antibiotics that find their way into the food chain. Animal hides must be chemically treated, or tanned, to prevent them deteriorating, after all they are from a dead animal. This is a highly chemicalised process and these chemicals can leach into soil and water in high enough levels to be carcinogenic. Leather tanneries are ranked among the top 10 toxic- pollution problems worldwide and cause great concern from environmental groups and the United Nations, especially in developing countries. While not all vegan materials are entirely eco-friendly themselves, they are a lesser evil and far less problematic then leather. No animals are harmed in synthetic material production, so we see our products as a far kinder solution. We monitor our environmental impact in every step of the design and manufacturing process to ensure we are being as eco-friendly as possible.
Are your shoes only for Vegans?
Our shoes are designed with everyone in mind. Each style is crafted to be super stylish, comfortable, long lasting and highly desirable. The fact are shoes are eco-friendly, sustainable and free from harm to any animal is a huge bonus. You can be proud to wear our shoes whether you are vegan, vegetarian, concerned with sustainability or environmental factors, an animal lover or just because you love them.
Are your products 100% Vegan?
Yes! We are a dedicated Vegan brand. We only ever use and will only ever use vegan materials - from the uppers and linings of our shoes down to the glues. Our whole product can be classed as 100% vegan not just the materials. Animal free and high quality, visually pleasing shoes are our upmost priorities.
What are your Vegan shoes made from?
A selection of our synthetic vegan leather and suede materials are made from 100% recycled polyester from plastic bottles and/or bio-oils from non-GMO corn crops (bio-oil based). They are water based and solvent free, minimising their environmental impact. We use these as well as recycled rubber, cottons and nylons wherever possible, but never at the expense of quality, hence why not every single material we use boasts all these eco credentials. The leather production industry is one of the most polluting in the world, so we believe we are still miles ahead in the eco-friendly race. The synthetic materials industry is rapidly improving, and we believe we can achieve our 100% eco-friendly status across the range by 2022.
Where are your Vegan shoes produced?
All our shoes are designed in Britain and lovingly and ethically handmade in Spain. We are 100% sweatshop free. Our products are made in a fair-trade environment and governed by European union employment and health and safety regulations. We very carefully select our supply partners and we only work with a small number of like-minded factories and individuals. We aim to build long term and beneficial relationships as we grow. The highly skilled individuals who work in our partner factory are treated well and are paid a fair living wage. They are treated with respect and enjoy a safe and clean working environment. Allkind Vegan is a member of Sedex, one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers whose aim is to improve working conditions in global supply chains. They help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices.
How do you support environmental organisations?
We strive to always be mindful and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. We accept that singularly we cannot be the change, but we can very much be a part of the change. Every mindful small step counts towards the bigger goal! We are committed to be a carbon negative business from day one. We are partnered with Ecologi working on rainforest protection, renewable energy and major tree planting programmes. We will also be donating 5% of our profit to causes we believe in, in particular the animal charity PETA and The Rainforest Trust.
How long will it take to receive my order?
UK orders will be delivered within two working days, usually the next day if an order is placed before 12 noon. For worldwide orders please refer to our shipping page.
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we do! Please note customs and taxes may be additionally due on any items shipped outside of the UK and these will be payable by the consumer. We do not accept any liability and will not occur any costs for additional taxes or customs applied for worldwide shipments.
Do you have retail stores to try on your Vegan shoes?
No, we are an online store only at present.
What if my new Vegan shoes don’t fit?
We offer refunds or exchanges on all goods returned in their original condition within 28 days. We have added notes to the product pages regarding sizing to help you select the correct size for each style. If you would like any further help with sizing do contact us at CX@allkindvegan.com and we will be pleased to help.
What form of payments do you accept?
We are pleased to offer the following payment types; American Express, Apple pay, Klarna (pay in 3 monthly instalments), Maestro, Mastercard, Visa and Paypal.
Can I stock your shoes in my store?
Yes! For wholesale trade enquiries please contact us at email@example.com