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 extremely good-looking sneakers that are quite rightly enjoying growing popularity in the fashion world. Good to know: at the beginning the leather is a bit hard, but you should not be irritated by that. It does not take long and then they are very comfortable. Details: – Upper: leather (from Rio Grande do Sul) – Panel made of leather – V logo: rubber and 22% rice waste (for color “Extra White Camel”: suede) – Heel patch: Leather/suede – Lining: soft (33% biodegraded cotton and 67% recycled polyester) – Insole made of sugar cane, Amazon rubber, organic cotton & recycled E.V.A. – Sole: 59% organic and recycled outsole made of 24% amazon rubber, 23% rice waste & 12% recycled rubber – Laces: 100% organic cotton – for intermediate shoe size (DE)n it is advisable to take the next shoe size (DE)re shoe size (DE) In the leather production 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.