honoring people
and planet

Sustainably Minded from the Start

Respect for our planet is at the core of everything we do. At Joyasol, we’re committed to making high-quality, premium footwear for women in a way that respects and honors our planet and its resources. From the initial design to the moment our shoes land on our customers’ doorsteps, we’re always considering how to make more sustainable choices along the way. We’re not perfect and we have a way to go, but we are committed to continuously looking for ways to reduce our impact. 

sustainability pillars

sustainability pillars

sustainability pillars

sustainability pillars

sustainability pillars

slow fashion

We take a buy less, buy better approach since fast fashion leads to excess inventory and waste. As the second most polluting industry in the world, we believe the fashion industry needs to move to a slower, more circular approach that promotes reuse, repair and recycling. 

intentional materials

We mindfully source the highest quality, most durable materials and look to use natural, recycled and plastic-free materials whenever we can. Our leathers are Leather Working Group Certified — meaning they’re a sub-product of the meat industry and meet high environmental and ethical practices.

thoughtfully made

We partner with artisans in boutique factories in beautiful Northern Portugal. Because of our close relationships with them, we are able to produce in small batches, which helps to reduce waste and excess inventory. Scraps are repurposed in nearby factories to make small goods.

reducing waste

We create our shoes with longevity in mind, but know that sometimes parting ways is unavoidable, so we’ve set up programs to avoid landfill waste through donating with Soles4Souls, and recycling with Terracycle. Our packaging is made from recycled materials and is meant to be reused to store your shoes (or favorite things!) before recycling.

Offsetting Impacts

We realize that when you create anything new there’s an impact, so we offset our transportation emissions from our manufacturers in Portugal to our warehouse in California through Cool Effect. We also offer EcoCart at checkout if you'd like to offset the impacts to your doorstep.

Advocating change

We believe in fair pay and climate justice in the fashion industry and our founder is a supporter and ambassador of the global advocacy group Remake. We are big advocates for positive change in helping make the fashion industry more just, ethical and sustainable for current and future generations.


We produce in small quantities and only order the materials we need. Our factories take excess material scraps to facilities that repurpose and recycle them


We source packaging that is high-quality, FSC-certified, durable and pretty enough to keep for storing your favorite things. We never use plastic and our packaging is 100% recyclable. 

Repair & Reuse

We believe the most sustainable thing you can do is to reuse and repair what you already have. We recommend checking out our blog post on shoe care tips and visiting your local cobbler to help extend the life of your shoes.

woman with donated shoes


We believe in giving back and work with Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that recycles and restores used shoes so they can be resold in impoverished communities — providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.


We believe that if shoes cannot be repaired, reused or donated, they should be properly recycled through a facility that is set up to do so. We work with Terracycle that can recycle our shoes so they don’t end up in landfills.

Want to know more about our sustainability programs?