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

World Vegetarian Day This Wednesday

October 1 marks the annual celebration of a meat-free lifestyle.
Read More »

PETA Nudges Dairy Industry to Aid California Drought

According to the animal organization, the dairy industry contributes heavily to the drought.
Read More »

Sacramento Hosts Vegan Chef Challenge

The 4th annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge debuts October 1 at 15 restaurants throughout the city.
Read More »

Vegetarian Festival in Thailand Kicks Off Today

Vegetarian food, street performers, and sacred rituals draw hundreds of thousands of people to annual festival.
Read More »

Anti-Dairy Campaign Debuts on Public Transit System

Factory Farming Awareness Coalition unveils anti-dairy campaign across Northern California transportation network.
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 »