Today we are featuring Luca Chiara, an Italian inspired, vegan shoe and bag label. Founded over 100 years ago, the owner’s great great grandfather opened a shoe store in Italy, then in the US. It was reborn recently in the New York City and Hudson Valley area as an environmentally conscious and animal friendly brand.
We go a real treat for you today. A lot of you may already be familiar with Wills Vegan Shoes, and we’ve been big fans since its inception in 2013. It was just what we were looking for: dope vegan shoes, made fair trade, and offered at a very reasonable price. We’ve watched excitedly as they grew – it seems like they add new styles on a weekly basis. We were also lucky enough to get our hands a few pairs, and we were not disappointed. So we are very excited to share an interview with Will Green, the founder of (the eponymous) Wills Vegan Shoes. Plus, check out some of our picks, all in black!
And we’re back! Last time around we featured some great new stuff from NYC based Cliff Belts. (Check their spring 2014 stuff here) Today we are very excited to be doing a little collaboration and giving away their Sienna Billfold Wallet! For the longest, whenever you wanted to get a wallet, the only non-leather alternative was canvas. But no more! The Billfold is cork, harvested from sustainable cork tree bark. I was able to see Cliff’s stuff in person over the weekend, and I was very surprised how soft and natural cork looks and feels. It’s definitely not stiff and hard like wine bottle variety. I would compare it quite favorably to actual leather, which makes sense since it’s being made into belts and wallets. The Billfold is lined on the inside with a cotton polyester blend, and features a three card pocket and one large ID pocket. The dye is a handsome brown, or Sienna, which is 100% natural.
Here are the contest rules:
Hank (in army) by Herschel available at Zappos. Note that some models have leather inside.
I have on occasion strayed from the content of this site’s namesake and today I want to do a little show and tell on vegan wallets. I am actually in the market for a new wallet, since my old one is on its last legs and is surviving on a bit of packing tape. To save me from future embarrassment, it is time for me to renew and upgrade.