Ever wondered what your shoes are made of?
Do you know your shoes might be highly toxic?
Also what materials have been used? Are they sustainable? (biodegradable)
Are your shoes made in a sweatshop?
There are new trends of shoes that I’ve seen and heard of, such as vegan,or they give a part of profits to a charity, but that not always mean they are not toxic, or made in sweatshops, or are made of suspect able materials!
So what are your shoes made of?
I recently chose VEJA,environmentally friendly sneakers, made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting process. Sneakers that treat humans with respect, are produced in dignified conditions, in direct consultation with producer associations and manufacturers.
VEJA BASTILLE HOLIDAY uses traceable leather that not come from areas of deforestation, the upper of the shoe is made of vegetable tanned leather and low water usage during the tanning process,inner and inner sole in vegetable-tanned leather,logo V made out of vegetable-tanned leather,sole made of wild rubber from the Amazonian forest (60%).
Made in Brazil, in the region of Porto Alegre
People in there are working in good conditions and they are part of effective trade union representation.
I do understand now, that transparency is key, knowing how your shoes are made, where the materials come from and if they are sustainable (biodegradable),the practices used in manufacturing, and not just marketing.
So what your shoes are made of?