With its newly launched website, Veja is offering a level of transparency that is unparalleled in the footwear industry by connecting consumers to every raw material that goes into the making of its eco-friendly shoes.
Since 2005, Veja has prided itself on making environmentally friendly sneakers that are "produced in dignified conditions, in direct consultation with producer associations and manufacturers." Online, consumers now have the chance to pick apart the raw materials and processes favored by Veja, as well as get to know the growers and harvesters who also play an integral part of the process.
Unlike many sneaker brands that opt to make the soles of their shoes from plastic, Veja soles are made from 30% to 40% natural rubber that is sourced directly from the Amazon forest. As the brand describes: "Our goal is to enhance the economic value of the forest in order to protect it."