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GOOD NEWS! Sustainably Produced Sneakers--Made At A Living Wage


Green Lifestyle  (tags: green, greenliving, greenproducts, eco-friendly, sustainable, Sustainabililty, environment, society, business )

Cal
- 517 days ago - forbes.com
A sneaker that can help save the rainforest, provide a liveable wage for farmers, and look good, too. That's the mission of Piola Footwear, a two-and-a-half year old startup based in Lyon, France



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Comments

Lydia s. (163)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:42 am
Sounds excellent , somewhat pricey though and I wouldn't want a sneaker lined with alpaca fur but that seems to
be only the more expensive version .
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:50 am
I have a feeling PETA would not like them, nor see them as sustainable. Otherwise they look like Converse.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 9:22 am
Thanks for the good news Cal.
 

Betsy Bee (1041)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 9:56 am
Sustainability is always the best news.
 

Nicole W. (644)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:49 am
good, thank you Cal
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:54 pm
Sustainability and living wages unfortunately come at a cost, particularly when the non-sustainable non-living wage products get government subsidies. I won't be able to afford them, but then I get my shoes at the thrift stores.
 

Lona Goudswaard (79)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:01 pm
Harvesting rubber the old-fashioned way now becomes the new sustainable, great.
Very good initiative, I hope more will follow.
 

Joy McR (135)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:16 pm
Noted, thank you..
 

Lynda H. (99)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:58 pm
Etico is a fair trade brand: environmentally sustainable and no child labour. They make sneakers that look good and wear well - and donít cost any more than good quality sneakers. http://www.etiko.com.au/

Oh, and rubber has always been extracted without killing the tree. It would hardly be a profitable industry if one had to wait 6 years to get one cup of latex! Tapping is a delicate art and a profession on its own. Harvested carefully, a tree will provide latex sap for 28 years.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:07 pm
Thanks.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:43 pm
Good for them. May others follow in their footsteps. Thanks Cal
 

Jeanne Rogers (855)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:07 pm
It sounds like some progress! It sounds good.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 5:39 am
Thanks.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 9:01 am
I don't wear gym shoes but I shared it for those who do wear them.
 

Anne P. (251)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 9:12 am
I love sneakers and wear them often. Piola has an interesting concept, but as a vegan I don't wear shoes made with animal by-products (alpaca fur and leather). Perhaps someday Piola will develop a cruelty-free line.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:18 pm
Thank you.
 

Quentin Richard (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:54 pm
hi guys! Thank you all for your support!

I am Quentin, one of he founder of Piola Footwear.
@Anne P. : We do also Vegan shoes (100% organic cotton) --> http://piola.fr/shop/

Please help us to spread the word!

thank you

Quentin
@piola_shoes
https://www.facebook.com/piola.sneakers
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:40 am
noted
 
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