These Socially Conscious Shoes are Fashionable and Charitable

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 10, 2014 • References: dellala and refinery29
Socially conscious shopping is becoming ever more fashionable, especially with a socially conscious designer like Della. Created by Tina Tangalakis, Della is based in Ghana and employs local women to create handmade textiles using sustainable materials.

All of the company's employees are given the opportunity to develop meaningful skills and training as well as education. Della recently teamed up with Urban Outfitters, offering six styles of men and women's shoes in addition to backpacks and clutches.

Each sneaker is a classic Van style that has been revamped with Della's batik prints; so if you're looking for pumped up Vans, you've struck a gold mine. No two sneakers look the same, which also means you can have an exclusive pair of your own, something that's truly rare among big companies.