The fair and sustainably produced sneakers of the French shoe label VEJA, combine a good conscience and a sense of style in one. All shoe models are manufactured under fair working conditions in the Porto Alegre region in Brazil from sustainable materials. The result is absolutely high-quality and exceedingly good-looking sneakers that are quite rightly enjoying growing popularity in the fashion world. The ESPLAR* trainers are named after the Brazilian NGO that has been providing technical support to the organic cotton farming families Veja works with in northern Brazil for 25 years. Details: – Upper: leather – V-Logo: rubber and 22% rice waste (for color “Extra White Platine”: chrome-free leather) – Heel patch: Leather – Lining: tech (100% recycled plastic bottles) – Removable insole: 64% organic and recycled insole made from sugar cane, Amazon rubber, organic cotton & recycled E.V.A – Sole: 54% organic and recycled vulcanized outsole: made from 23% rice waste, 19% Amazon rubber, 12% recycled rubber, etc. – 100% organic cotton laces – for intermediate shoe size (DE)n it is advisable to take the next shoe size (DE)re shoe size (DE) The lining is designed to provide better resistance to friction and maximum comfort and flexibility thanks to its mesh structure. In the production of leather, Veja pays attention to two essential aspects: 1. origin of the leather: Veja uses only leather from the traditional animal breeding areas in the south of Brazil and not from the rainforest area. 2. processing of the leather: Veja only works with certified tanners (REACH standards) and pays attention to the environment during production 3. environmental impact To ensure that the chromium does not turn into the toxic chromium VI, Veja carries out random checks throughout the year to monitor the chromium content in the leather. All of these items are controlled via audits.