Friday, June 19, 2009

Wearing Eco-Friendly is as Important as being Eco-Friendly

With all the hassle of being Green and Sustainable, companies are going crazy finding out ways to market their products to people; redesigning packages and adding "eco" to every tag they can and not really paying much attention to their products themselves, as in if they are safe and healthy for the environment.

Same thing is occurring with fashion, companies are trying to cut waste and such, but they don't pay much attention to the environmental impacts their product causes for example, using real skins, fur, etc.

Shopping online I found this cool shoe company that totally caught my "eco-eye". Simple Shoes is a brand of shoe wear that uses green and sustainable materials to make shoes. Materials like hemp and organic cotton are used to make men, woman and kids' shoes and they even make bags too!

So, if you are an environmentalist (*waves to us*), a vegan or just a nature lover, I say give these shoes a look! They are a tad expensive though, but hey, Mother Earth deserves a break and there is always the sale section! =D

19 comments:

  1. I'm really working at becoming more eco-friendly. I daresay I am finding it quite difficult

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  2. Simple Shoes have always had some nice designs. I've admired them from afar for years, but have never owned any. Hmm.

    Thank you for the comment on my blog :)

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  3. fun shoes...thanks for sharing....
    and thanks for visiting and for your nice comment. it made my day.
    go glad to have found your fun blog
    michelle

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  4. These are really cool!! I'd love to be able to slip a pair on :)

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  5. I purchased a pair of their tire-soled sneakers a couple of years ago before their prices rose, and they're such wonderful, sturdy shoes!

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  6. Another very eco friendly line from Montreal is called Matt & Natt! They make vegan handbags... very cool!!! Check 'em out!

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  7. that looks like an awesome company, i'll have to check out the site.

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  8. Sounds really neat! I always have trouble balancing being eco friendly with looking awesome. Clothes aren't hard, cause I thrift most of my stuff, but I draw the line at shoes, cause you can't really put a pair of shoes through the washing machine.

    Thanks for stopping by, and commenting, I really appreciate the feed back!

    Rosie

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  9. Being eco-friendly is difficult but well worth the while. It's good to see some people taking it seriously.

    xoxo
    Cesc

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  10. Oh, wonderful! I have a pair of Simple sneakers and I love them to bits. The quality is amazing, they are comfy and best of all, I did get them on sale!

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  11. Great shoes! I'm always sceptical when I first read eco on something for exactly the reasons you described...going to check out the shoes now.

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  12. I agree I've always felt that the word 'eco' was being abused by marketing companies for products that weren't very eco-friendly.. good to know that there's at least one who truly makes an effort. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Neuaura is a great vegan brand and their shoes are made at an eco-friendly factory in Brazil.

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  14. I like those green shoes. The earth is worth the extra money :)

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  15. I use to love Simples!! It really is important to find more green solutions.

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  16. they look so cute :)
    i think my attempt at being more eco friendly would be perhaps opshopping , i love it !

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  17. Thanks for posting this! "Greenwashing" is an unfortunate thing that happens when not-so-eco companies try to convince consumers that their wares are "organic" or "all-natural." There has to be something wrong when we can go to Wal-Mart, say, and purchase a $10 organic cotton tee, considering the actual price of eco-friendly textiles. Thankfully there are plenty of great clothing companies - and shoe designs! - available for the discerning eco-fashionista. :) So glad you're blogging about this stuff, too. And I'd love to attend that event I posted about yesterday; problem is, I don't live in Canada! Green Is Black just asked me to post the even, so I did, lol.

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  18. This is a great post! I have been trying to wear more eco-friendly clothing and shoes. Vegan Chic http://www.veganchic.com has a great selection of vegan shoes (including Simple brand) and you can search by material to find those shoes made with sustainable materials.

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  19. Thanks for the nice article about Simple!

    Cheers :)

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