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

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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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Lydia S (155)
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 .

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.

Fiona O (565)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 9:56 am
Sustainability is always the best news.

Nicole W (646)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:49 am
good, thank you Cal

Joanne D (38)
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 G (80)
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 M (169)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:16 pm
Noted, thank you..

Lynda G (122)
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.

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 (160)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:07 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:43 pm
Good for them. May others follow in their footsteps. Thanks Cal

Jeanne R (1203)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:07 pm
It sounds like some progress! It sounds good.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 5:39 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
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 (174)
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.

S 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) -->

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Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:40 am
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