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I Heart Shoes: TERRA PLANA


by terra plana @ Boho Magazine

Why it’s eco-friendly:

The Maple ankle boot is made from recycled quilts. Terra Plana has been using the Saami quilts in their footwear production since autumn 2005. The Saami are seminomadic people, living in the desert of Sindh, Pakistan. They make their quilts from vibrant & unique cotton scraps and patches, which gives them a unique distinction. The Saami believe that the colors and patterns are what gives the quilt life. Terra Plana also uses recycled rubber soles as well as organic hemp canvas & vegetable tanned leathers in all products. $250.

About Terra Plana…

Inspired by ecological survival, TERRA PLANA believes in a variety of non-generic products supporting ideas of sustainability: lightness, anatomic design, disassembly and durability.
We at TERRA PLANA regularly re-evaluate what we can do to minimize waste and toxin use and maximize product use and love.

TERRA PLANA tries hard to use a variety of eco-friendly materials and innovative minimal glue constructions. Shoes that are good for you, shoes made from recycled materials, the minimum shoe. The totally sustainable shoe is still a long way off but with each collection we get that little bit closer.

TERRA PLANA are bold and inquisitive pioneers in sustainable shoe concepts. TERRA PLANA means ‘Flat Land’ and is also the name given to the architecture of the Masias in Northern Spain (homesteads made in clusters of buildings) celebrating a harmony of inside and outside living.

21st CENTURY ARTISANThink on your feet Shoes that respect traditional shoe making – using stitched constructions to minimize glues, and modern techonology to create greater levels of lightness, flexibility and durability.

VIVOBAREFOOTAre you feeling it?
VivoBarefoot Technology stengthens the muscles in your feet, realigns your posture and stimulates sensory perception. They give you all the protection of normal shoes and health benefits of going barefoot. Shop for Vivobarefoot

DOPIENaked shoes for naked people
The TERRA PLANA Dopie is the result of a search for a sandal in a simpler and pure form: a single shape sole to protect the foot that folds up between the toes to provide control. And it looks unique too! Shop for Dopie

There are recycled elements in every TERRA PLANA shoe whether it be the sole, upper or the trim. Recycled PET bottles for mesh, recycled rice husks for soling materials, recycled leather and recycled foam for footbeds.

TERRA PLANA are proud winners of an Observer Ethical Fashion Award in 2007 and picked up an award from Drapers for Ethical Footwear Retailer of the Year in 2008.

TERRA PLANA has stores in London, New York, Vienna and Ljubljiana, and distribution in over 30 countries worldwide.

Tread gently…

Think On Your Feet.

Check out the photos below….

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Check out www.terraplana.com for more information.


“Green & Fabulous!!”

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Payless Going Green



Summer Rayne Oakes, Discovery Network’s Planet Green fashion and beauty expert, has taken on the task of helping Payless ShoeSource launch a “green” shoe line, yet to be named.

The Topeka, Kan.-based company, owned by Collective Brands, and home of the irritating BoGo campaign, says the new brand is part of its “mission and strategy to democratize fashion, design and new ideas in footwear and accessories,” and that the “green” shoes will be available at less than $30 a pair early next year, in about 1,000 stores, as well as on Payless.com. Products will use organic cottons and linen, natural hemp and recycled outsoles, as well as the use of eco-smart packaging.

Like Wal-Mart, Payless stands to gain market share in times of economic downturn…while providing a growing cheap-shoe-buying marketplace with affordable options. Let’s wait and see what these shoes look like, and how sustainable they truly are, before getting too excited. Thoughts?