VEJA RIO BRANCO trainers are a low-top silhouette created from a breathable Hexamesh that’s blended with organic cotton and recycled polyester, set on rubber soles that have been sourced from the Amazon rainforest, layered with light grey faux-suede panels and finished with VEJA’S signature V. The story behind this shoe and brand is inspiring, and you can wear your VEJA’S proudly knowing that you have positively affected people and the environment by your purchase.
VEJA RIO BRANCO Trainer
Upper: Hexamesh (70% organic cotton & 30% recycled polyester)
– Panels made out of leather and water-repellent suede
– Logo V made of rubber
– Lining in jersey (33% organic cotton & 67% recycled polyester)
– Insole made out of wild rubber and other synthetic materials
– Sole made of wild rubber from the Amazonian forest
– Made in Brazil, in the region of Porto Alegre
About VEJA the brand:
Veja is a brand build on strong morals and ethical and ecological consciences. Veja meaning ‘look’ in Portuguese- Brazilian asks us to look beyond the sneakers and into their story of how they are made. Veja’s ethical footing starts from the very beginning of the sourcing cycle from the organic cotton producers farming pesticide-, GMO- and fertilizer-free cotton that is spun into the canvas for the sneakers, the families of rubber tappers producing rubber for the shoes soles and the fair trade conditions that are better than anywhere in the country. The logistics company that rehabilitated ex-offenders, drug-user and others who have struggled in life through unemployment, and their fair trade agreements, the environment consideration of the company’s headquarters and their use of green energy, and finally to the stores that distribute the shoes. Veja is considered in every way from the start of the process to the end user.
How to care for your shoes:
Waterproof on purchase of your shoe.
Leather: To maintain the life of the shoe continue to waterproof and support with a quality leather care product.
Canvas: Do not machine wash. Brush with soap and in cold water.
Suede: Manage by dry brushing.