Olsenhaus Holiday Preview: Vegan Shoes by Elizabeth Olsen (Men's & Women's)


Olsenhaus 100% vegan shoes by Elizabeth Olsen, holiday 2009. Credit: Olsenhaus

We previewed Olsenhaus' 100% vegan shoe collection at the Human Society's Cool vs. Cruel Awards--and met uber cool Designer Elizabeth Olsen--and now, we're bringing you their designs for holiday 2009. Click through for photos, including their mens collection modeled by Joshua Katcher--otherwise known as The Discerning Brute: Olsenhaus shoes are made with sustainable plant-based, man-made, and non-animal materials including ultra suede, organic cotton, canvas, nylon, velvet, and cork. They never use leather, fur, wool, or silk in any shoes, and while the soles are made with rubber and rubber-based glues--Terra Plana's Pop shoe is glue free--these vegan kicks are a step in the right direction--away from leather.

Olsenhaus: Fair Trade Production, Recycled Shoe Boxes

Olsenhaus manufactures products as locally as possible and works with factories that follow fair trade practices, including fair wages, ventilation, clean, and comfortable working conditions, safe machinery, and no child labor or outsourcing to other factories or countries. Shoe boxes are made with recycled materials, look books are printed on recycled paper, and shipments are condensed to cut the company's carbon footprint. The brand also participates in philanthropic endeavors with a numebr of organizations including, Peta, Farm Sanctuary, Greenpeace, and the Human Society of the United States. :: Olsenhaus.


Olsenhaus 100% vegan shoes by Elizabeth Olsen, holiday 2009. Credit: Olsenhaus

Olsenhaus 100% vegan shoes by Elizabeth Olsen, holiday 2009. Credit: Olsenhaus

Olsenhaus 100% vegan shoes by Elizabeth Olsen, holiday 2009. Credit: Olsenhaus

Olsenhaus mens collection, modeled by Joshua Katcher of ethical fashion blog The Discerning Brute. Credit: Olsenhaus

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