Eco-Chic Shoes Go Vegan. ~ Kaitland Hunter

Via on Feb 28, 2011

NEUAURA KNOWS HOW TO GET WET

I almost choked on my sandwich when I started reading about the company Neuaura. I have to admit that I didn’t go looking for an eco-friendly shoe—it found me. I saw a picture of their flats and thought, yes those are awesome.

I did some research on them and was pretty impressed by how eco-chic they are. Not only is this Brazilian factory producing beautiful shoes that are vegan friendly and do not contain animal by-products, they give back. I mean, they really give back. First off, they donate 10% of their turnover every year to two causes; the highlights from 2010 were Farm Sanctuary and Associated Humane Societies of NJ. Another mission of theirs is that they sponsor a habitat for local endangered animals.

As their website boldly states:

NEUAURA shoes DO NOT CONTAIN ANY leather, fur, silk, wool, shell, or pearls. NO animal by-products are used during manufacturing and/or finishing processes.

Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside doesn’t it?

Well, this is when I really had to start fanning myself due to pure excitement. Neuaura’s factory uses hydroelectric power to keep those lights on and tools running. Oh yeah, you heard —power generated from the pure force of falling or flowing water. Phew, I really think I need to start shopping.

Decently priced, most of these shoes are priced at under or around $100! When I did a Google search of them, I found plenty of options on sale. In the Boulder area, they can be purchased here, and in the Chicagoland area, try them on here. Check them out at Neuaura Shoes.

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Kaitland Hunter lives and works in Chicago and wouldn’t have it any other way. She can’t help but shop every minute of her free time and loves to bring you, her finds. You can contact her at [email protected].  Follow her on twitter @thehunterstyle and visit her blog at The Hunter Style.


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About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 

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