Mindfully Made Rain Boots
IMAGES // Alice + Whittles
As a child, I always wanted a bright pair of rain boots to stomp around in on stormy summer days. Now that I'm a bit older, I still want to play in the rain but my shoe of choice has changed ever so slightly. Gone are the days where bright yellow rain boots are calling my name. Now a days I desire sleek, fashion forward ankle boots to get me through inclement weather. Not only do they provide the same coverage as a a typical rain boot but they are worlds easier to style with just about any outfit.
Since my last post about stylish rain gear, I've come to discover a new company that is helping to turn all my rain dance dreams into a stylish reality. If you haven't already heard of them, Alice + Whittles creates functional rain boots designed with a clean, modern style. Often easier said than done, Alice + Whittles managed to effectively balance form and function to create a modern take on a wardrobe staple that has become an after thought in many wardrobes around the globe.
Of course as the brain child of two UN emergency relief workers, they couldn't just stop at re imagining an old classic. Alice + Whittles took things one step further by requiring that their company supports fair labor standards and ethical manufacturing all the way down to the harvesting of materials. Their line is created with all natural, vegan products making these boots a breath of fresh air in the world of fast fashion that we are living in. Like so many of us, I'm guilty of buying my fair share of mass produced, not so ethically manufactured fashion, but when it comes to classics, I'm all for paying a little extra for the real deal.