This week we are going online to one store that has knocked my socks off with it's sustainable practices: Po-Zu.
|The front page of Po-Zu|
The store, named after Japanese word for pause, is an online footwear brand that has sustainability written (or walked.. hehe) all over it. The website is very well designed and has a wealth of information on sustainability. On one page it shows from beginning to end how the coconut husk is harvested and made into the shoe padding. It reminds me of an episode of How It's Made!
While it has many styles for men and women, the main attraction here is the sustainable sole to their athletic footwear. Many athletic shoe companies turn away from sustainable practices, saying that plastic and rubber are the only things that can make a bottom to a real athletic shoe. Po-Zu has disproven that theory with their Brisk sneaker.
|Brisk sneakers: $125|
The mattress cover can be either chrome-free suede for people who are pro leather, or eco microfibre for those who are vegan. The bottom is natural latex. Along with being very eco-friendly, the Brisk sneaker is also customizable with many different colors and laces to choose from.
Also, because I am not only an eco-fashionista, but also a HUGE nerd, I learned that their Piper V dark brown wool-lined boot has been used in the newest Star Wars film in Rey's costume.
|Piper V boots in dark brown (currently sold out) 125 pounds|
|Rey, the badass protagonist of the new Star Wars |
film, sporting eco fashion to boot... ha!
This is a great business to support, and also a great resource to learn more about one thoughtful approach to eco-fashion.