22 Aug '16, 6pm

They're cute, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free

A scrappy footwear label is giving Brazil's billion-dollar leather industry a run for its money. In defiance of its country's reputation for tanned goods, Insecta Shoes , based in the southern city of Porto Alegre, makes its vegan-friendly sapatos from a blend of vintage clothing, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles , and reclaimed rubber. Everything is produced locally in small batches, which means that each oxford, slipper, and boot is few, if not one of a kind. "Our keyword is reusability: increasing the life cycle of what is already out in the world," the company writes on its website. "Insecta is unique, handcrafted in limited numbers, and is never repeated, ever."

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/insecta-turns-vintage-clothing-r...

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