It looks like leather, it acts like leather, but it's not leather. What is it? ... If you're saying: "It's C.W.L., which is what Veja Urca sneakers are made out of," you get a big thumbs up from us and bonus points for that. Cotton Worked as Leather is a vegan alternative to leather - organic cotton coated with corn and castor oil. The sole is made of 24% of the Fair Trade certified Amazon rubber, 23% of rice waste, and 12% of recycled rubber. The insole is made by certified workers in Brazilian factories from sugarcane, Amazon rubber, recycled EVA material, and organic cotton. The lining is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles (as a bonus, it will resist friction and give your foot maximum comfort and flexibility), and the laces weren't left behind either. Their 100% organic cotton boasts the USDA organic, EU organic, GOTS, and Brazilian Participatory Guarantee System certifications.
Dress differently than the rest. Be more like the French sneaker brand Veja.
Synthetics: unlike textile, synthetic fibers are stronger, more durable and quick-drying.
Rubber: a material that is very easy to maintain and you will appreciate it especially in rainy weather.
The eco-friendly label
is used for products that are made using more environmently-friendly proceses which uses less water, energy and chemicals. Products with international certifications such as bluesign®, the 100 standard by OEKO-TEX® and MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® are placed under this label.