- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
VEJA: The Ethical Sneaker
Posted By Jill Danyelle On July 8, 2007 @ 5:15 am In Accessories and Fashion,sustainable style sundays | 21 Comments
In a time when crazy-colored kicks continue to emerge to feed the huge sneaker culture, Veja  stands apart from the noise. Their simple, well-made designs make it easy to be ethical. Veja is a Paris-based company producing in Brasil . The 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 prevent deforestation in this region. Additionally, through their sourcing of local organic cotton, Veja  supports two cooperatives of small producers. Here’s to feeding your shoe fetish in green style.
+ Veja 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/veja-the-ethical-sneaker/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/07/08/veja-the-ethical-sneaker/
 Veja: http://www.veja.fr/
 Brasil: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Brazil
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.