The Duchess of Sussex is a true fashion icon, and an inspiration to many women for her accessible, glamorous style that champions sustainability whenever possible. When it comes to footwear, Meghan’s taste is no different and there’s one brand in particular that she covets for a well-made ballet pump that’s conscious of its environmental impact: Rothy’s.
Known for their sustainable approach to footwear design, every pair of iconic Rothy’s pumps are made from re-purposed single-use plastic bottles – in fact, so far they’ve saved no less than 50 million bottles from ending up in landfill, instead turning them into their signature Rothy’s thread to create the beautifully supple uppers of their flats. Even the soles are made from either carbon-free rubber or vegan leather and the whol
e shoe is completely washable (on a cool wash, of course).
Even more amazingly, Rothy’s are destined to be some of the comfiest shoes in your wardrobe, thanks to their knit-to-shape technology and zero seams, meaning no break-in period. It’s no wonder the shoe brand has accumulated a growing celebrity following, including the likes of Jenna Dewan and Katie Holmes.
There are six classic silhouettes to chose from at Rothy’s – from ‘the loafer’ to ‘the mary jane’ – but Meghan’s fave style is ‘the point’. The elegant and modern style comes in a wide array of colours – from seasonal aubergine and classic black to bright marigold and cornflower blue – and patterns, which range from on-trend leopard print to a chic racer green check.
Meghan chose a pair of Rothy’s best-selling Point style in black, which retail at £135, for her pregnancy announcement back in October 2018, and just recently she was again spotted in another pair of Rothy’s, this time the luxe £192 Merino Point in the colour Shadow, as she and Prince Harry stepped off a commercial flight in Canada.
With sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds, and especially when it comes to our fashion choices, Rothy’s pumps make the perfect choice for those who, just like Meghan, have an eco-conscious outlook on their wardrobe who don’t want to compromise on style or comfort.
Retailing between £118 – £147, they’re a bit pricier than your average high street pump, but the difference is that these shoes will probably last you a lot longer (and we can almost guarantee not a blister in sight).