Which is more impressive: Veja’s array of ethically made shoes, or the fact that the brand’s name literally means “Look” in Portuguese? Either way, we love both almost as much as we love the V-15 high-top trainers. Crafted from smooth leather, they’re stacked on an Amazonian rubber, rice waste and recycled rubber sole, kitted out with organic-cotton laces and lined with comfy recycled polyester. Seriously, what’s not to love?
A cult destination for trainers, VEJA is a sustainability success story. Sourcing natural rubber directly from farmers in the Amazon rainforest, VEJA prides itself on transparency, fair trade practices and ecologically-minded agriculture, ‘infusing each stage of production with a positive impact’. Proof that style and a social conscience can co-exist.