Brand: Veja is a fair and sustainable shoe brand. The word Veja is Brazilian for “look” and the brand looks beyond the shoes, how they are made and from what materials. For Veja, the certification of their sneakers is not the ultimate goal, they would like to go one step further. Veja at the moment is trying its best to reduce its CO2 emissions in the transport, organization, production and consumption of the shoes.
Fair Trade: Veja shoes have always been made in the Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil and their factories and workshops are only a few hours away from Porto Alegre. The product suppliers are audited by SMETA and the audit reports are available on VEJA’s production page.
Environmentally Friendly: Veja pays close attention to what materials they use and where they come from. They only use organic cotton that they buy directly from the farmers to ensure that it is produced fair trade. They also use recycled PET bottles, natural rubber, and Leather Working Group (Gold) certified and chrome-free leather. All their materials are sourced from Brazil, and they keep lists of all their suppliers on their website so that you can easily see where the materials come from and that they were produced ethically.
Good Cause: Veja works with the ASF mission that helps individuals find a job and fight against social exclusions in the working environment. To help motivate the employees they have implemented community activities such as recycling, circular economy and donating recycled materials that gives a strong social and environmental impact.
thegreenlabels.com is a store that, as the name suggests, only sells clothing from green clothing brands. At thegreenlabels.com they try to make it as easy as possible to find beautiful honest and sustainable brands. In this way they try to encourage people to buy more sustainable and fairer products and thereby also change the fashion industry. That is 100% in line with the Project Cece philosophy!
All thegreenlabels.com garments are produced fairly. In addition, they meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Vegan: No animal materials
- Local: Made in Europe
- Clean processes: If environmentally friendly materials are used, or if water or CO2 reduction is used, etc.
- Waste reduction: If production is circular or at least waste production is stopped as much as possible.
thegreenlabels.com is super transparent about how the clothing is produced and tells you from seed to garment where it comes from and how it is produced.
Shipping time: 2-5 days
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