We are always excited to add new brands and products to our shelves, but the latest company to come aboard our roster has us feeling even prouder than usual as they are the most sustainable sneaker maker in the world today: Veja. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome this innovative and environmentally conscious brand to our store.
Since they were founded in 2005, Veja has been making environmentally friendly sneakers in Brazil using local raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture without chemicals or polluting processes, as well as recycled and up-cycled materials from plastic bottles, production scraps and even their old shoes. Their mindful approach to production also extends to the workforce, treating their employees with respect and providing them with dignified conditions to work in for fair wages. This is the type of commitment to ideals that we not only support, but aspire to achieve ourselves. Please visit their site for a more in-depth look at their whole story.
The brand has become a favorite of celebs like Meghan Markle and Emma Watson not only for their sustainable mission, but also for their cleanly designed silhouettes. Our selection from Veja includes court-inspired leather built models the popular V-10 and Campo, both made using leather from tanneries that are gold-rated for their low environmental impact, as well as models like the Rio Branco Alveomesh and V-10 B-Mesh that are constructed from polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles. All of their shoes features soles made with natural Amazonian rubber that Veja purchases from independent rubber cooperatives at twice the market price to support the conservation of the land.
Veja is now available to purchase at our shop on 1106 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, PA and here on lapstoneandhammer.com.