You might have noticed my love of loafers and sneakers: the type of shoes you can just throw on before walking out the door.

The Blue Bird is a Brazilian brand of loafers that has stolen my heart . All shoes are made entirely by hand. The designs are super fun, available in animal or ethnic prints, allowing you to prance around without sacrificing style. 

The coolest thing is that Blue Bird always works in partnership with charitable institutions and shares its profits. 

The brand has paired up with Scarf Me and Iódice, and last month it launched its animalesque collection in an event featuring ice cream from Dri Dri Gelateria.

Blue Bird shoes can be purchased at Shop2gether and E-Closet.