VegNews Daily

New Eco-Friendly Vegan Shoe Line Seeking Funds

Nicora Johns footwear collection consists of manmade leather and ethically sourced materials, and is made in the US.

Nicora Johns––an eco-conscious, American-made shoemaker––has taken to Kickstarter to raise money for its 2013 debut line of handcrafted vegan heels, flats, and boots. The manmade fabrics and components that are crafted into the customizable foot fashions are locally sourced, as reducing environmental impact is one of the company’s missions. Donations of $10 receive two pairs of durable shoelaces while contributions of $118 and higher will be gifted a pair of shoes from the new collection. More than half of the $72,900 goal will go to paying US fair-labor wages, and the footwear producer promises to create 10 new jobs in the US for every 500 pairs of shoes it sells.

Photo credit: Nicora Johns

 Comments

Vegan Street Fair Comes to Los Angeles City Streets

Annual outdoor food festival takes over Hollywood streets.
Read More »

James and Suzy Cameron's Elementary School Goes Vegan

MUSE school officially goes plant-based this fall.
Read More »

US Government: Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Federal committee hopes to “transform the food system” with new guidelines.
Read More »

New Study: Vegan Diet Benefits Childhood Obesity

Research shows that a plant-based diet helps children lose weight and lower risk of heart disease.
Read More »

Celebrity Vegans to Host Italian Tour This Summer

Experience Italy alongside vegan cookbook authors and chefs.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »