Today's footwear highlight is actually more of a celebration of a brand because of their commitment to ECO goodness and their very cool "perfect for summer" chevron pattern (these styles are also available in other collors/patterns). The People's Movement footwear brand uses natural, organic and upcyled materials from plastic bags cleaned from Bali and California to make their on-trend shoes. A portion of sales from their footwear collection goes to non-profit partner, 5 GYRES, an organization dedicated to stopping single use plastics through action, education and awareness. Today, we highlight a few styles, including the nautically inspired Grace Ballet Flat, Marcos Hi Sneaker, and the Le Fronck Oxford.
Ballet Flats have been a go-to for versatility, and an effortless, on-the-go chic style. The modern and sophisticated The People's Movement Grace Ballet Flat celebrates both style and comfort. It features an organic cotton canvas upper, organic cotton lining, natural dyes, water based glues, and boasts a stitched toe bumper, custom insole, elastic band for better fit, a super cushy EVA outsole with traction pattern, and retails for $55.00. The People's Movement Marcos Hi Sneaker is part sneaker, part moccasin, part boot, and is unisex. Like the Grace, it also features organic cotton canvas upper, organic cotton lining, natural dyes, water based glues, a medial zipper for maximum ease and style, organic cotton laces, nickel free eyelets, custom "Chevron" stitch detail and MOVMT-MAX insole, a non-marking custom rubber outsole, rubber toe guard, and retails for $89.00. Last but not least is the The People's Movement Le Fronck Oxford. Another unisex style, this oxford has an un-structured, organic canvas upper that makes it perfect for travel and as light and comfortable as a slip on. Like the Marcos Hi, it took boasts nickel free eyelets, custom "Chevron" stitch detail and MOVMT-MAX insole, natural dyes, and water based glues. This dressy and downtown cool shoe silhouette retails for $94.00
To date, The People's Movement has cleaned up over 175,000 plastic bags and their products have inspired 100 top retailers to join the cause and start a MOVMT, and they've only been around for 18 months. You cannot lose when you combine a great cause with fashionable footwear.