V-Lock Leather White/Black

£90.00
By VEJA

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The V-LOCK is made out of ecological and sustainable materials.

The ChromeFree leather is smooth and light. Coming also from the farms located in the south of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), it undergoes an innovative tanning process where no chrome, heavy metals, or dangerous acids are involved. By simplifying the tanning process, the use of chemicals and energy is limited, the use of water is reduced by about 40%, and the use of salt by 80%. After tanning, the water is recyclable.

    Made in

    • Made in Brazil, in the region of Porto Alegre

    Composition

    • Upper: Leather
    • Panels: Leather and suede
    • Logo V: Suede
    • Lining: 33% organic cotton & 67% recycled plastic bottles
    • Insole: Made of sugar cane (34%), Amazonian rubber (11%), organic cotton (11%) & recycled plastic bottles.* (8%) 
    • Outsole: 59% bio-sourced and recycled materials made from Amazonian rubber (24%), rice waste (23%) & recycled rubber (12%)

    Details 

    • The leather and suede come from farms in Rio Grande do Sul.
    • It is tanned in Brazil according to REACH standards.
    • The use of water is reasoned during the tanning process.
    • The tanneries supplying VEJA leather are certified L.W.G. Gold by the Leather Working - Group, which promotes sustainable practices in tanneries. 

        VEJA

        Veja produces responsible sneakers that stand the test of time. As a B Corp company, Veja ensures that during the production of their sneakers, they treat the planet and people with respect. The materials used to make the sneakers are chosen carefully such as organic cotton. Organic cotton is made by farmer associations in Brazil and Peru that harvest it with respect for people and the environment. They work directly with organic cotton producers and buy the cotton at a marker-decorrelated price. All of the cotton used is certified. The soles of the sneakers are made of 20 to 30% of natural Amazonian rubber. This is because they aim to enhance the economic value of the Amazon forest so we are more likely to protect it. For Veja, transparency is a key aspect of their brand, such as chemical transparency. Every year, they check the chemical safety of their sneakers to ensure they have eliminated all hazardous chemicals from their production process. Veja uses 85% of materials that are considered environmentally ‘preferred’ materials such as ChromeFree leather, organic jute, C.W.L., and more. They also upcycle products by recycling materials or products that are no longer of use, to create materials like B-Mesh made from recycled plastic bottles. For their packaging, they use 60% recycled cardboard and virgin materials that are FSC certified.