Gallery: SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Veja’s 2008 Volley Collection

 

The tagline: “Is another world possible?”, is a good way to sum up Veja‘s dream of being the most ethically inspiring trainers out there. Their new 2008 Volley Collection makes cool, green style and enviro-responsibility seem totally within reach and accessible for all. We love the fresh pastels and eco-geeky primary colors in this latest line up of natural latex and organic cotton shoes. With thousands of hectares of the planet’s primary forest rapidly disappearing, who can afford to play around in anything else?

Veja is a Paris-based company producing all of their collections in Brasil. Both the children’s and adult’s shoes are made from “natural” latex rubber, vegetable-tanned leather, and organic cotton. (Wild rubber trees are only found in the Amazon and supporting wild latex production helps to prevent deforestation.) Veja also goes to great lengths to use locally sourced organic cotton. In addition to doing business in total eco-style, they are big supporters of two Brazilian cooperatives of small producers. Veja’s sustainable style for sneaks not only makes another world possible but also turns the seemingly impossible into a positive endeavor.

+ Veja Online + Veja sneaks are also available at Ekovaruhuset + Veja: The Ethical Sneaker on Inhabitat (July 2007)

Veja video on ‘The Amazon: Natural Rubber and Forest Preservation’

(“The Amazonian rainforest could disappear by 2020. In order to preserve the world largest forest, the Seringueiros, people who live in the jungle, collect rubber from hevea trees and fight against land clearing.”)

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  1. equita March 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Kat,
    Equita sells Veja for women and men in both the Volley and Grama styles in our Webshop: http://www.shopequita.com/special-veja_organic_fairtrade_footwear.htm We\’re a principle-driven, family-owned, independent company based in Pittsburgh.
    Best,
    Amanda
    Equita | Essentials for Ethical Living

  2. Abigail Doan Abigail Doan March 28, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Hi Kat:

    You might consider asking some of your local eco-boutiques to start carrying Veja sneaks. See this link for eco-shopping in your neck of the woods: http://tinyurl.com/2ham93

    And you can always call our friends at Ekovaruhuset here in NYC @ tel. 212-673-1753, and perhaps they can ship to you (though perhaps not so footprint friendly!)

    Thanks for reading,

    Abigail @ Inhabitat

  3. kat March 27, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    so how does a person who lives in seattle get their paws on these sneakers?

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    [...] Ooohhh, baby, I love these sneakers. “Veja is a Paris-based company producing all of their collections in Brasil. Both the children’s and adult’s shoes are made from “natural” latex rubber, vegetable-tanned leather, and organic cotton. (Wild rubber trees are only found in the Amazon and supporting wild latex production helps to prevent deforestation.) Veja also goes to great lengths to use locally sourced organic cotton. In addition to doing business in total eco-style, they are big supporters of two Brazilian cooperatives of small producers. Veja’s sustainable style for sneaks not only makes another world possible but also turns the seemingly impossible into a positive endeavor.” Source: Inhabitat [...]

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