Bhava is a premium vegan footwear brand which is all about comfort, durability, and a timeless aesthetic. Founded in 2012 by designer Francisca Pineda, Bhava strives to set a new standard in footwear design by sourcing the highest quality artisan, organic, recycled as well as cruelty-free components for their shoes, from sandals to boots.
Bhava produces in two small family-owned factories in Spain and India. The brand’s partner in India was one of the original co-founders and the first female-owned footwear manufacturer. They work closely with artisans to create products that appeal to customers around the world and to keep traditional techniques alive. The team has vetted the working conditions of their manufacturing partners. Their production partner in Spain is an expert in comfort technology. Together with Bhava’s team design aesthetic and premium Italian components, the brand has perfected a true premium footwear experience.
Most of Bhava’s upper materials for their shoes are custom made to their exclusive colours in Italy within the highest European REACH standards. What’s more, their Italian vegan leathers don’t contain aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo dyes or chrome. The brand also uses recycled and organic cotton and natural locally sourced cork insoles, plus soft eco-suede lining.
Bhava uses sustainably made recycled kraft board shoeboxes and also tries to minimise the use of packaging wherever possible.
Bhava was one of the first brands to create 100% premium vegan footwear over a decade ago. As materials continue to evolve, they will continue to choose components based on long term durability, aesthetics and ethical and sustainable manufacturing.
Bhava is an independent female-owned business and proud. Their big mission is to create uncompromising vegan footwear with the most durable premium Italian components and putting ethics at the forefront of what they do.