Evil or Eco? Nike, Simple’s Green Toe, Birkenstocks…via Simran Sethi for The Huffington Post.

Via on Aug 19, 2008

It turns out that sneakers have a negative impact beyond just sweatshop labor. They’re also toxic, carcinogenic and don’t last nearly as long as they should. Thankfully, there are alternatives…and you might be surprised by who is eco, and who isn’t. 

Read the full post, via Simran Sethi and Sarah Smarsh, here.

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About Merete Mueller

Merete is a writer and filmmaker, and was once-upon-a-time the Managing Editor of elephant journal's print incarnation, from 2006-2008. Today, you can find her on Twitter @meretemueller and on her blog To The Bones. Her first documentary, "TINY: A Story About Living Small", about people who have downsized their lives into homes the size of a parking space, premiered at SXSW in March 2013.


4 Responses to “Evil or Eco? Nike, Simple’s Green Toe, Birkenstocks…via Simran Sethi for The Huffington Post.”

  1. Tasgi King-Robinson says:

    what about skate shoes?

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