Modern Alternative, or MDRNALT, is a small independent footwear company based out of Seattle, WA. Founded in 2019, the team at MDRNALT strives to create sophisticated and sustainable designs using low impact and natural materials, most notably hemp.

For most, hemp is a material that evokes images of a more bohemian lifestyle, but we sought to elevate hemp and show that it can be as diverse as any other textile. Our signature shoe, highlights hemp by using it as our primary material. Our use of hemp canvas enables us to create a low impact shoe that uses 75% less water than canvas and leather.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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Alternative materials/ingredients have been used where an animal product would normally be used.

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This collection has been made using at least 90% plant-based ingredients or materials.

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All packaging in this collection is recyclable, recycled and free from petroleum based plastics.

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