I first came across Mohinders a few months ago on Instagram, when some or other ethical fashion blogger I follow posted about the brown solid leather city slippers. I loved their look immediately, but since I have been trying to do a better job of admitting to myself that I don't really wear brown leather, I knew it would be pretty useless to get myself a pair. The brand uses only vegetable-tanned leathers (which are much less harmful to the environment than chromium-tanned ones) and produces responsibly with third-generation artisans in India, but if I wouldn't wear 'em, it doesn't matter how ethically they're made.
It was much to my delight, however, to discover that the brand has recently decided to launch a black colorway for at least one of its styles. A true black can be hard to achieve with natural, non-synthetic dyes, but Mohinders seems to have found one its founders are happy with through a process that uses iron-based dyes. And I, for one, am just happy that the brand is now offering their ethically-made footwear in a color I can actually see myself wearing. I can't wait to start breaking these in.
Iron-dyed city slippers, $170, available at Mohinders