ABOUT

Since Alicia founded BB in 2005, Bourgeois Boheme has grown into so much more than just another shoe brand. Ex-podiatrist and long-time vegan, Alicia intertwined her foot care expertise with her love for shoes to create the animal-free classic styles she was struggling to find. Originally an online marketplace for vegan fashion accessories, Alicia later created her own branded footwear, and BB as we know it today was born. From that day, Alicia vowed to maintain an independent business true to her founding quest to create perfect vegan shoes without compromise of quality, finish, or design. All BB shoes are Vegan Society trademarked and PETA approved.

Today, BB is one of the most established vegan footwear brands out there, still small, and independent, as they like it! They personally ensure that all their brand-exclusive styles are ethically made, using the best innovative, eco-friendly and vegan materials, by their hand-picked artisans in Portugal. At BB, they believe that a good vegan shoe should be about more than just excluding animal materials, so they are passionate about championing slow fashion and challenging the stereotype of leather-free footwear. By combining their love for animals, people, and the environment, they create shoes that truly celebrate all aspects of life.

MADE IN PORTUGAL

BASED IN UK AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL

SUSTAINABILITY LABELS

VEGAN

Their shoes are Peta approved vegan. They use Italian-made cotton-backed microfibre PU called Mycro©.

NATURAL MATERIALS

They use cotton weaved with paper, cork, plant-based polymers (including grains and seeds from food-free crops), Piñatex™ (material made from pineapple leaves), EcoStone (super-thin natural slate stone overlaid on a cotton backing).

ETHICAL

Their shoes are ethically made in three handpicked factories in Portugal. They ensure high standard production and working conditions.

RECYCLED

They use recycled rubber.