Spanish company SAYE is part social enterprise part sneaker brand co-founded in 2018 by Marta, Lizzie and Damian. The trio had a vision of creating a brand of eco-friendly, ethically made trainers whose sales would contribute to tree planting projects. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the project quickly developed into its own company and by mid-2021 had already funded the planting of 150,000 trees in Zambia, India, Australia and the Amazon. All of SAYE’s footwear is proudly designed in Barcelona and made by an ethically certified Portuguese supplier that ensures fair wages, correct working conditions and gender equality. Using organic yarns, natural dyes and innovative materials – think recycled mango, corn and bamboo – SAYE offers a range of trendy vegan, leather and recycled trainers in classic white styles. What’s more, all their packaging is entirely plastic-free with 100% recycled shoe boxes and biodegradable dust bags.