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Mon - Thur: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday: 10.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Feb 21 2019

Everyone's favourite ethical sneaker is back!

Veja: Sneakers with a conscience

Conceptualised by Sébastien Kopp and François-Ghislain Morillion in 2003, Veja has always been driven by ethical, transparent processes and production. Realising that most big sneaker brands spend up large on advertising, the pair decided to reallocate would-be advertising resources to areas such as raw materials, production and the people involved in the process. The outcome? Veja have created high quality, affordable sneakers that have a positive impact on both the environment and society at each stage of production.

Veja produce quality items ethically and sustainably while utilising what raw materials they can from Brazil, Peru, Germany, and Italy. Rubber for the soles is sourced from the only place the trees grows wild, The Amazon, with Veja ensuring that the rubber tappers are fairly paid whilst increasing the economic value of the forest itself, thus helping fight deforestation. Organic cotton used for the laces is grown by cooperatives of farmers in Taua, Brazil and Chincha, Peru. The farmers use agro-ecological methods to grow their crops and are in turn fairly paid. The B-Mesh used for a number of Veja styles is 100% made out of recycled plastic bottles in São Paulo, Brazil, where Veja also source their recycled polyester for their jersey lining. It takes 3 plastic bottles to produce one pair of Veja sneakers. Where Veja do use leather, they ensure that it does not come from area of deforestation, and that is uses low level chemical tanning, respecting the REACH norms.

The latest offering from Veja includes two brand new styles that are 100% vegan. Firstly, the Riobranco. It’s upper is made of Hexamesh, which is a combination of two threads layered together. The resistant base is made of recycled PET (plastic bottles). The top of the knit is a hexagonal pattern made of organic cotton. In total, Hexamesh is 30% PET and 70% organic cotton. Next, the Campo, which is made from corn leather or cuir de maïs. Specifically, it’s made of cotton coated by a vegetal PU which is composed of 50% corn waste from the food industry and 50% PU. Innovative, durable, and guilt-free, these new styles can be part of your five plus a day.

These elements come together in South Brazil, and are constructed into high quality sneakers by workers in Porto Alegre, where 80% of the workers are unionised and ILO rules are followed. The finished sneakers then make their way to France by boat, where logistics are managed by Ateliers Sans Frontières - a reintegration association that fights against exclusion through work.

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Full priced items may be returned for a credit with Good as Gold within 7 days of receipt for New Zealand purchases, and 10 days of receipt for international purchases.

Contact must be made via [email protected] within 48 hours of receiving the goods advising us of return.

Returned items must not have been worn, altered or washed and must have all original tags and packaging intact.

Shipping and handling is non refundable and returns are the customers responsibility until they reach Good as Gold Ltd.

Discounted items or Items purchased with special offer discount codes are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded.

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