A few weeks ago, we shot some really great photos out by the Bridge. Finally putting them up! We were so lucky to get hooked up with amazing clothes from our friends at Three Leaves. And we’re thrilled to show off all this great stuff. Unfortunately, I had to model some of the shoes, so you’ll have to subjected to my ashy ankles.
Pictured above are the Veja Mediterranee (Camel White) and Taua (California Blood). As we wrote in our preview, Veja uses organic cotton canvas, rubber from rubber trees (not synthetic), and fair trade labor. OF course these are vegan.
For more photos, check out the full blog post at Three Leaves. For more info on products, click on images.
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And we’re back! What better way to embrace the summer and the World Cup than some fresh kicks from Veja? Made sustainably and in fair trade conditions, the vegan Taua and Mediterranee show that there’s more to Brazil than Futbol and Samba. We’ve already featured these, but we like them so much that we had to bring them back. Plus we finally got on Instagram and had to put up some of the dope pictures we took of them in the wild. There’s so much to like about these shoes – the cotton is organic, and the rubber is actual rubber from the tree (not the synthetic kind that is cheaper but petroleum based). Oh, and they are dope, with simple clean lines and low profiles.
These two vegan models are available at Three Leaves (with some colorways on sale). Be careful though, not all the Veja shoes you might see elsewhere are vegan. This is unfortunate as we wish they would take into account the serious ethical and environmental concerns with raising and slaughtering cattle and using their skin for leather. Hopefully, companies like this will see the error in their ways and go full vegan in the future. Until then we believe it is important to support these progressive businesses for taking the risk and actually making animal and environmentally friendly products.
More pics after the jump!
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Our friends at Three Leaves have released their Lookbook for Spring 2014, and as usual there are some great finds there. Check it out, there is an excellent assortment of stylish tees, button downs, shorts, and lightweight jackets. As always, Three Leaves products are all either fair trade, vegan, environmentally friendly, or all of the above.
In addition to the vegan shoes they already have, Three Leaves recently got in several colorways to the Etnies Dapper, pictured below in black and multicolor. We here at VK are always fans of skate shoes and Etnies (and Emerica) are at the top of our list. These Dapper shoes are made in a pretty similar mold to the Vans Authentic with a slim low profile, but we dig the black on black sole, and the cool variegated herringbone pattern that is colorful yet not too flashy. Plus, the Dapper is part of Etnies’ Buy a Shoe Plant a Tree Program, which is exactly what it sounds like – you buy a shoe, they plant a tree in a part of the world which really needs it. Win win!
OH and we almost forgot to mention – COUPON CODE ALERT!!! For 30% off of all shoes at Three Leaves, enter the code VEGANKICKS. I addition to Etnies, Three Leaves is currently carrying Veja, Novacas, and Brave Gentleman. This coupon will only last until Friday, April 18th so get your kicks now before this huge promotion runs out!
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We’ve been anticipating this one for quite a bit and they’re finally here. Introducing the Brave Gentleman fall 2013 line. Pictured above and right below we have the new Visionary Grip Boot and Visionary Grip Shoe, two brogue style wingtips that really turn it up. Further down are the more classic Mastermind and Worker Boot. In case you’re new to this brand, everything they make is 100% vegan, with uppers constructed of soft, durable microfiber. They are also made under fair labor conditions in Europe, so you can rest your weary, guilty mind when you plunk down your hard earned money. Know that it is going to support a great company that is not taking part in “fast fashion” but is building a sustainable, ethical, and animal friendly corner of the clothing market.
Available at Three Leaves. While you’re there, check out the other environmentally friendly and ethically made wares they offer. You might stumble upon something really great, as I always do every time I visit.
Oh and if anybody out there owns Brave Gentleman boots, I have a question – are they water resistant? How do they do in rain and snow? Please leave a comment!
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Big shout to our friends at Three Leaves and props for putting together such an awesome collection for this spring and summer 2013. I’m baffled by how long it took for us to find such a place. While there are some options out there of ethical clothing for guys, we are usually limited to an organic cotton tee or jeans here and there (I’m sensing that it’s a different landscape in Europe, which is ahead of us). Fortunately, that is changing, and our options are growing. Take for instance what we have here, gear we would describe it as sophisticated casual: well fitted dark wash jeans, smart button downs, simple but well thought out tees and caps. The best part, everything is either 1) environmentally friendly, 2) fair trade, or 3) vegan. Sometimes all three. And it’s saying something that there are even enough small brands out there that can make this possible. Of course, fair trade/organic comes at a cost. Even though the price tags on some of these items can be hefty, don’t forget you are buying the best sustainable materials and fair pay for workers. Plus you are supporting some amazing businesses, who we here at VK would love to see succeed and make mainstream this ethical fashion movement.
Peep the Look Book here. See Below for some of our favorites of the season.
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Long overdue is a shout to our favorite European vegan shoe brand, Novacas. New for spring 2013, these two styles are a pretty tight combo and are both great additions for the stylish vegan (or non-vegan, who wouldn’t want to cop these?). The Owen, above, is a casual oxford but features a clean waxed canvas black upper paired with a brick red colored sole. So versatile you could wear these all day and pair them with an entirely different outfit at night. I really need to get me one of these.
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