March 31, 2023

How to Care for Your Plant-Based Footwear

How to Care for Your Plant-Based Footwear

Sustainable children's footwear is not only good for the environment, but it is also good for your child's feet. When you invest in sustainable footwear, it is important to take care of them so they last longer and reduce waste. In this post, we will provide tips and tricks for parents on how to care for and maintain their children's cactus leather footwear.

  1. Clean your shoes regularly: The first step in caring for your sustainable children's footwear is to clean them regularly. Use a soft brush or cloth to remove any dirt or debris. For tougher stains, use a gentle, eco-friendly cleaner.

  2. Dry your shoes properly: When your child's shoes get wet, it is important to dry them properly to prevent damage. Stuff the shoes with newspaper or a clean towel to absorb the moisture and let them air dry in a well-ventilated area.

  3. Store shoes properly: When not in use, store your child's shoes in a dry and cool place. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or heat as this can damage the materials.

  4. Use eco-friendly products: When caring for your sustainable footwear, it is important to use eco-friendly products. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners that can damage the materials. Look for natural and eco-friendly products that are safe for both your child and the environment (we love coconut based products).

  5. Rotate your shoes: Rotating your child's shoes can help them last longer. When your child wears the same pair of shoes every day, it can put more stress on the materials and cause them to wear out faster. By rotating their shoes, you can help them last longer and reduce waste.

  6. Repair shoes when needed: When your child's shoes start to show signs of wear and tear, consider repairing them instead of throwing them away. Many sustainable footwear brands offer repair services or can provide recommendations for local shoe repair shops. The beauty of Petit Vagabond boot is that it can be resoled, time after time, so when the sole wears down, have it replaced and pass it down to the next child, rather than buying a new pair of boots.

  7. Choose the right size: When buying sustainable children's footwear, make sure you choose the right size. Shoes that are too small or too big can cause damage and reduce their lifespan. Make sure to measure your child's feet and refer to the brand's size chart before making a purchase.

Caring for your sustainable, cactus leather footwear is important to extend its lifespan and reduce waste. By following these tips and tricks, you can help your child's shoes last longer and promote sustainable practices. Remember to clean your shoes regularly, dry them properly, store them in a cool and dry place, use eco-friendly products, rotate them, repair them when needed, and choose the right size.