BeFlamboyant is a brand from Galicia, Spain, offering vegan, sustainable, unisex sneakers. With the mantra “Buy less, choose well,” the label advocates for a fashion industry where people purchase clothes they will care for and treasure for life. The label won the Best Up-and-Coming Ethical Brand at the 2020 Eluxe Magazine Awards.

Founders

Tatiana Gonzalez and Jorge Lopez, the couple behind BeFlamboyant, launched the brand with a Kickstarter campaign to launch their first collection. Their collection is designed with animals and the environment in mind – the couple was shocked when first discovering the impact of fashion on the environment, and decided to counteract it by creating a conscious, respectful fashion brand.

"Our mission is to change the present to shape a better future by creating sustainable and vegan footwear while empowering a new way of consumption responsible to the environment, the animals and humans."

Materials

BeFlamboyant believes that re-using already existing materials is among the most sustainable things we can do. They work with bio-based materials such as corn waste, as well as recycled materials such as cotton, rubber and PET.

Production

BeFlamboyant's designs are handmade in Portugal, working with a factory that holds the SMETA certificate, with standards regarding health and safety, labour standards, environmental impact and business ethics. The factory is solar-powered, uses a closed water circuit, and monitors their emissions.

People

The company values traceability and promotes local production, which prompted them to produce nearby. They travel to the factory frequently to monitor production and workers' well-being. The brand's workers are also involved in Fashion Revolution's “Who made my clothes” movement.

Packaging

All of BeFlamboyant's sneakers are packaged in a recycled and recycled cardboard box, free from plastic labels. The shoes come with a jute tote bag, ready to be reused. The brand also includes a thank-you card that can be planted!

Animals

BeFlamboyant is a vegan brand, certified by PETA.

To discover more like this, visit our vegan trainers collection.

You can read more about the problem with animal leather and sustainable vegan leather alternatives on our blog.

That’s a hard one as ‘best’ is personal! Immaculate Vegan has one of the largest collections of vegan trainers from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Take a look! Our best sellers come from BeFlamboyant, Humans are Vain, Yatay, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, Ration.L and Komrads.

Vegan trainers (and sneakers) are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. Vegan shoes are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative materials derived from nature with all the properties of leather, such as apple leather, cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Many synthetic trainers are now made using recycled plastics from ocean trash.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.

The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.

The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.

The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!

But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.

Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.

Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.

There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.

Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.