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VAMVAS: Environmentally conscious sneaker

VAMVAS: Environmentally conscious sneaker

I love shoes but one thing I’ve recently been made aware of is just how environmental my footwear is. A new pair of sneakers on average emits 30lbs of carbon dioxide emissions during the manufacturing process alone. More than 25billion pairs of shoes are manufactured each year most in developing countries. I know that I’m not going to stop buying sneakers but there are some little brands popping up all over the globe offering a more environmental alternative. One LA based startup I came across at the Fairfax Trading Post markets is VAMVAS Originals. 

 Image from VAMVAS 

Image from VAMVAS 

VAMVAS are designed with the nature lover and the adventurer in mind. Environmentally conscious without compromising style, comfort and your bank balance!

Vamvas loves nature and sustainability. Sourcing the highest quality natural materials in an environmentally responsible way. From the initial design sketches to when the shoes reach your feet the focus of Vamvas is to be as efficient as possible. This in turn reduces the shoes overall carbon footprint. They’ve even thought about packaging.  All shoes are packaged in a weight-saving 100% recyclable cardboard box.

Priced at $60 USD with competitors eg Vans, Converse priced at $60 – $100 depending on how fancy you get! VAMVAS sneakers are an environmental alternative that won't bust your budget!  Use code: Isabel10 to receive 10% off your Vamvas originals! Vamvas have also recently teamed up with One Tree Planted so with each purchase a tree will be planted to thank you :) 

 My pair :)

My pair :)

They offer free shipping in the US and super easy returns if you don’t fall in love with your shoe. Head over to the Instagram and website for more info and to pick up a pair of your own! 

Peace + Love 

Isabel 

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