WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?
Established/Founded 2005, Our History, B_Boheme Yesterday
Since Alicia founded B_Boheme in 2005, B_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 B_Boheme, 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 B_Boheme shoes are Vegan Society trademarked and PETA approved.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
Today, B_Boheme is one of the most established vegan footwear brands out there, still small, and independent, as we like it! We personally ensure that all our brand-exclusive styles are ethically made, using the best innovative, eco-friendly and vegan materials, by our hand-picked artisans in Portugal. At B_Boheme, we believe that a good vegan shoe should be about more than just excluding animal materials, so we are passionate about championing slow fashion and challenging the stereotype of leather-free footwear. By combining our love for animals, people, and the environment, we create shoes that truly celebrate all aspects of life. Our increasing fan base includes vegan celebs such as Natalie Portman, Bryan Adams and Torrey DeVitto.
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
As a sustainably-minded footwear company, we are constantly striving to better ourselves for our customers and our planet. We are working to make our supply chain more transparent and even kinder to the environment. We recognize that we are not perfect, but we are continually increasing our efforts to minimize our footprint as much as possible while maintaining the durability, quality, comfort, and style of our footwear.
SIMPLY PUT – WE MAKE GOOD SHOES IN A GOOD WAY.
“We believe that a good vegan shoe should be about more than just excluding animal materials.”
Alicia Lai, Founder