TealHouse™ is an American footwear brand that specializes in developing proprietary technologies to create consumer products. Our current focus is on plant-based luxury shoes. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality, stylish, and market-competitive alternatives to traditional leather shoes and our commitment to deliver a Progressively Sustainable™ future through fashion innovation.

Shaping our future

The fashion industry has long been served by outdated processes and technologies. These antiquated practices have held back the industry, limiting its potential and causing negative consequences for our planet and all of its inhabitants. 

With TealHouse™, you are not only part of something, you are playing a vital role in shaping our future. Every purchase helps fund research and development efforts towards creating a compassionate and Progressively Sustainable™ future. As a key enabler of this change, you are helping us deliver innovative consumer goods, develop new technologies, and reduce animal byproducts from the supply chain.

No guilt, no shame At TealHouse™, we prioritize progress over value-subscription and reject the use of guilt or shame as a means of promoting ethical fashion. Instead, we seek to create compassionate, empowering, and beautiful products that happen to be vegan and Progressively Sustainable™. 

Progressively sustainable™ We believe that true sustainability is a dynamic and ongoing process. Each new iteration of our products presents an opportunity to deliver improvements and develop new sustainable solutions.

How TealHouse™ addresses sustainability
• Eliminate the use of all animal byproducts
• Reduce carbon footprint through circular design 
• Address full product lifecycle
• Landfill diversion through durability
• Biodegradable components where use is heavy
• Develop plant-based materials and components


While our shoes may look like other shoes on the outside, on the inside they are radically different.

Plant-based materials We use a variety of natural materials that are ​made using 100% Animal-free vegan materials, including the adhesives! 

Made to be worn, not just to be seen ​Bio-mechanically engineered to be comfortable enough to wear all day and durable enough to be worn daily.

Signature Teal Soles® With your Teal Bottoms, you are setting new standards knowing that your choice in footwear is inspiring a new generation of sustainable luxury that is pushing the industry forward.

In development

Men's Footwear ​We're excited to announce that we're working on a line of men's footwear! We've heard your requests and are committed to delivering stylish and comfortable shoes that meet your needs.

Removing metal and plastics ​Our shoes feature proprietary bio-core components made from regenerative materials that are both durable and designed to last. And when it's time for them to be replaced, they won't take 1,000 years to decompose like other materials do.

Improving transparency ​At TealHouse™, we're making it easier for you to access environmental impact data and the history of your TealHouse™ products.

Co-founder and CEO

Jaqui McCarthy

Jaqui is a lifelong vegetarian and fashionista who is passionate about animals, humanity, and our planet. Her love for these subjects inspired her to start TealHouse™ after she struggled to find high-end vegan shoes that met her standards.

Born into poverty in a beautiful village in Honduras that was surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Jaqui’s beginnings were humble. She was introduced to a completely different world when she moved to the United States. Going back and forth between both countries gave Jaqui a unique perspective on privilege and the power it gives us to make a positive impact on the world. 

In Honduras, Jaqui spent her summers amongst the lush greenery and vibrant colors of the tropical forest, and in the United States she saw firsthand the ways in which privilege can provide access to opportunities that may not be available to others. These experiences shaped her deep sense of justice and her appreciation for life and the environment, which she brings to her work at TealHouse™.

Jaqui believes that luxury goes beyond wealth and status. To her, luxury a deep understanding of our privileges and the power we have to challenge the status quo with it. Her strong sense of purpose and commitment to making a meaningful difference in the world is the driving force behind her work. Under her leadership, TealHouse™ develops high-end products that have a positive impact on the world and is committed to delivering a progressively sustainable future through fashion innovation. 

Co-founder and CTO

Bobby Lounsbury

Bobby is an American innovator and engineer with a deep love for biomimicry. From a young age, he has been driven by his insatiable curiosity and desire to understand how things work, constantly deconstructing, building, and creating new innovations. At age six, he made a fully functioning telegraph machine, and by age ten, he was assembling rockets. As he continued to explore science and learn about the power of evolution, Bobby began to see the potential for using nature's principles and technologies to improve the world around us and incorporated these methods into his early works.

Bobby's passion for innovation and improvement has continued to drive him throughout his career. With an ambitious and entrepreneurial spirit, he started his first venture in high school – an engineering firm that allowed him to gain valuable experience in the field and further fuel his passion. As he sought to tackle deeper issues and make a positive impact on the world, Bobby looked to nature for answers to humanity's problems. Some of his notable accomplishments include developing STEM kits that sold nationally, designing components for autonomous patrol vehicles, and creating drone mockups for the United States Air Force.

As CTO at TealHouse™, Bobby uses his appreciation of nature to incorporate sustainable technologies and materials into luxury products. He is committed to creating a better future for generations to come and is always looking for new ways to push the boundaries of what is possible. Whether he's working on cutting-edge technology or tackling complex problems, Bobby's drive to innovate and improve is at the heart of everything he does. He is passionate about using his skills and expertise to make a positive difference in the world and is committed to using his leadership at TealHouse™ to achieve this goal.