Jelly shoes are almost entirely made from the petrochemical-based material PVC, which, according to Greenpeace, is “one of the most toxic substances saturating our planet and its inhabitants”. Photo: Alamy

Unsustainable fashion? Jelly shoes: the PVC plastic footware that's on trend, and brands looking for solutions

  • Online searches for jelly shoes have significantly increased on fashion shopping platform Lyst after the sandals dominated this season’s catwalks
  • The shoes, made almost entirely of PVC, have sparked environmental concerns, though some brands are testing recycling options
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Jelly shoes are almost entirely made from the petrochemical-based material PVC, which, according to Greenpeace, is “one of the most toxic substances saturating our planet and its inhabitants”. Photo: Alamy
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