After a number of interviews with Paco Delgado, Costumes Director of Les Miserables, there was a request that stood out among all others: Anne Hathaway, performing as Fantine, wanted Vegan shoes, involving no components coming from the animal kingdom.
The trend for the ecologic and environmentally friendly became stronger in 2005, and not just in the food sector. Fashion is also under its influence. This year, the Portland Fashion Week featured creations by eco designers.
There are a number of companies making eco-conscious footwear, like Nicora Johns, with the Green is not easy, but fabulous motto and collections of Vegan shoes combining fashion and ethics.
Veja has been making sustainable slippers for almost a decade, also successful with its collections for children for “it’s never too early to respect our environment”.
Caboclo is a company born in Barcelona but working with Brazilian artisans from Cariri to create chrome-free leather footwear made with natural pigments and recycled tyre soles.
This week we’ll be uploading more news on companies, labels and stores that make or market footwear with deep respect for our planet.