the next step in climate-conscious footwear

unisex plant-based shoes independently scientifically verified for their impact on biodiversity and the climate

We’re sorry to announce that aspect climate projects is closing.

We have a limited amount of our uniquely climate-conscious shoes available to buy at a significantly reduced price, and once they are gone we won’t be re-stocking.

Just over two years ago we launched aspect climate projects with the vision of creating the world’s most climate-conscious shoe brand.  Now, this time later and with our impending closure, I have mixed feelings in saying that I still think that in many ways we achieved it. I’m certainly proud of what we created, but equally disappointed not to have seem more innovation in the industry in the time since. 
 
aspect climate projects was started with a mixture of frustration and optimism. Frustration from the lack of change and rife greenwashing, yet optimism that by looking at traditional materials and innovative new developments, genuine change was possible. It was, and it still is!
 
Sadly, for us the timing just isn’t right to continue the brand. The cost of living crisis, increasing prices, and without the huge marketing budgets of larger brands we have struggled to get our voice heard.  It’s an incredibly hard time to run a small brand selling incredibly high-spec shoes even at the lowest price we possibly can. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for other bigger brands. The learnings and opportunities are very much still out in the world, so we encourage you to continue to believe that change can be made.

Creating any business can be a tough and lonely experience, and when trying to do things radically differently, going against the flow of an entire industry, that challenge is magnified. I can truly say that the words of encouragement and enthusiasm played a massive role in helping us get the brand launched. 
 
There were more times than I care to think of where stopping things seemed the wise choice. Wearing a ‘commercial hat’ they probably would have been the right choices. But even though aspect climate projects will be taking a break for the time being, I’m glad we managed to get it out into the world. To show that things could be done differently, and if that means more of us consider what we consume and feel more empowered to question what the industry tells us, then that means everything was worthwhile. As a tiny company, we were never going to change the world by selling better shoes, but hopefully we helped make some impact by helping to arm more people with the knowledge about what’s inside a shoe.

Thank you for all of your orders, and your support, and if you’d like to buy any of the remaining pairs we have reduced their price significantly so they can find a home.
 
All the best,
Alex

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why we exist

- 24 billion pairs of shoes are made per year

- footwear is responsible for 1.4% of greenhouse gas emissions

- meat and leather production has a huge planetary impact

- almost all shoes contain plastics, many hidden

- synthetic sole wear is 7th biggest cause of micro-plastics

Our aim is to create plant-based solutions to create footwear that has a lower impact on the planet. By sharing the independent scientific analysis of our materials, we're on a mission to inspire change in the footwear industry.

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independently scientifically reviewed

Every material in every component of our shoes has been independently reviewed by Biodiversify, a conservation consultancy which advises companies who want to act better for nature.

Biodiversify were asked to impartially evaluate our shoes within the realms of expert, scientific knowledge.

All knowledge and data was sourced from peer reviewed scientific literature to give an objective evaluation of the sustainability of the shoes at hand.

read the full climate and biodiversity review

find us at @aspectclimateprojects