The Hevea tree is grown naturally in South America. It offers milk (harvested much like sap from a Maple tree), which can be used to form all-natural soles used in shoe production. Flexible, durable, and extra comfy, the LACTAE HEVEA® sole is now available in SAOLA Shoes.
When we started out, being a vegan shoe company was not our top priority. Ourfocus was to use eco-friendly materials and lessen our impact on the planet as much as possible. But as we've found out, adopting a vegan diet is a great path for environmentally-conscious people who want to reduce their carbon footprint.
The fashion industry, as you know, is one of the a largest industries, and 2nd most polluting behind oil and gas. Recently, new generations of consumers are shedding light on the effects of fashion consumption, or fast fashion, and hoping to turn the negative effects of our need for the newest and greatest styles, around.
Remember Jules Coignard and Raphael Masvinger from Circul'R? The two do-good entrepreneurs who started an organization to bring together companies from around the world in order to create solutions for a sustainable economy? We caught up with them on a recent surf trip to see what's new.