About Us

About Green Shoes

Green Shoes was started in 1981 in Totnes Devon by a group of young feminist women who were passionate about hand making strong,beautiful shoes that would last for years. Green Shoes has always been a collective and collaborative workplace run by women.

Ethical production remains at the heart of our business philosophy. Everything at Green Shoes is hand made by us for you from the finest materials in our workshop on Dartmoor, Devon. All our shoes and accessories are designed to be worn & loved for many years, our aesthetic is simple, functional and utilitarian.  
We are pleased to announce we have recently been listed in the top 15 shoemakers in the world for our ethical standards. Truly sustainable long lasting fashion.

People often ask "what makes you Green?"  Our reply is that our shoes are made by us here in Devon, so ethically produced, they are repairable so last for many more years than mass produced footwear less shoes going to landfill and we coined our name "Green Shoes" in 1981 in the green county of Devon, and inspired by the Green Movement and Greenpeace organisations that started around the same time.

 Wearing Green Shoes is more than a fashion statement. It is a refusal to endorse the global system of brand name mass-produced shoe-manufacture. We are shoemakers with attitude, and make no apology.