Green Toe by Simple Shoes

Come July 2005, there will be another green footwear line to consider, when your existing shoes bite the dust. According the press release, the new Green Toe shoes will include the likes of jute, hemp, straw, and wool in their material mix. The footbeds will be formed from cork and natural rubber. Glue and dye will be kept to a minimum but when required will be water based. Already Simple say they have their factories complying with Amnesty International’s guidelines for Human Rights standards in the workplace. And it looks like they are implementing 50% post-consumer recycled rubber in the soles of the standard Simple Shoe line (such as the one shown). Not much more detail yet, but wander over to their site next month. ::Simple Shoes

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