Created in 2005, Veja breaks the mold when it comes to stylish and comfortable footwear. Ensuring all that they do has a positive impact, Veja ensures that the production of their sneakers from start to finish is ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly.
Read on to find out more about this innovative brand and our top styles to invest in.
Known for ‘reinventing the sneaker’ Veja state that they have one foot in design and the other in responsibility. As a 21st century brand, Veja decided to focus on sneakers as they represent our generation. The final result is a vast collection of diverse and stylish footwear, with the signature Veja style, all made responsibly and providing a positive impact.
The brand took it upon themselves to start from scratch, taking things right back and doing things differently. Sneakers are well known to be made unethically, and so Veja had to find another way to create high quality and on-trend styles. The brand ‘makes what they want the world to become’ - honest, ethical and durable.
Veja takes time over each and every design, with the end goal being that each pair would still be wearable in ten years time – while the sneakers are on-trend, they are also timeless and simple.
Each material used in production is ethically sourced, with fair trade being at the heart of all that Veja does. The brand works directly with the producers to have a positive impact. Veja also makes vegan sneakers too, with 1 in 4 styles being vegan-friendly.
With so many unique and iconic styles, it can be tricky to choose just one pair from Veja.
These Veja V-12 Olive environmentally friendly sneakers are made from raw materials sourced from organic farms and ecological agriculture without any chemicals and pollution. The B-Mesh used by Veja is made from recycled plastic bottles. 3 plastic bottles are used to create a pair of sneakers. This upcycling process creates a smart fabric, both breathing and waterproof.
In a classic olive green, the upper in B-mesh is made from recycled plastic bottles, with the panels being made out of leather and suede. In addition, the jersey lining is made from recycled polyester, and the sole is made from wild rubber, sourced from the Amazonian forest.
This simple style can be worn daily, and are perfect for an off-duty look, as well as smarter occasions due to the dark olive shade.
These stylish and simple white sneakers are ideal for those that favor a paired back and timeless look. The upper is made from nubuck, and the logo V made from wild rubber.
As a celebration for their 10th anniversary, Veja has launched the Veja V-10. As always with this brand, it is made entirely from sustainable and ethically sourced materials, making this a footwear essential.
Comfortable and on-trend, these trainers come up a little large, so if you are between two sizes, we recommend going for a size down.
This timeless style was launched in 2011 and has been one of Veja’s best sellers ever since. The style was named after the Brazilian NGO which brings technical support to the organic cotton farming families Veja works within North Brazil since 2004.
Rose petal and white nubuck and leather Veja V-12 sneakers featuring a round toe, a lace fastening, a brand embossed tongue, a contrasting heel counter, branded heel counter, and a flat rubber sole. The Veja V-12 model is made out of eco-friendly and sustainable materials.
Wata, the Japanese word for cotton, has given the name to this Veja sneaker made of fair-trade organic cotton canvas grown by farmers that have adopted agro-ecological methods. A casual and timeless style featuring the classic V logo in wild rubber and grounded by rubber soles sustainably harvested from trees in the Amazonian rainforest.
Olive green cotton, canvas and rubber Veja Wata sneakers featuring a round toe, a side embossed logo stamp, a lace fastening, a logo patch at the tongue and a branded insole.
Made in Brazil, all of the Veja sneakers are of premium quality, meaning they have been made to last. We think what Veja is doing is impressive, and we know you will too.