Stereotypes are being reinforced at a crucial developmental stage and “modern parents realize how important it is to empower their kids to express themselves freely, rather than forcing them to fit artificial stereotypes.” -- Mintel
For the materials in my shoe line, I chose to use organic cotton and Pinatex pineapple "leather" for shoe uppers and organic cotton as a lining. In search of an alternative for foam insoles, I came across bamboo and charcoal fiber insoles. For styles with laces, BCI cotton will be used.
Choosing sustainable materials is important to me in the age of fast fashion, which generates millions of tons of waste in unsold and unwanted consumer goods each year.