Naot Footwear, a global footwear brand, showcased their first-of-its-kind, eco-friendly capsule collection of sandals made with sustainable material at Kornit Fashion Week LA. Naot collaborated with Nova Milan, a green tech company, for the latest addition to the popular footwear line that features printable, zero-impact vegan leather uppers. Irma Orenstein, a co-founder of Nova Milan, uses what was once biomass and “agricultural waste such as hemp, pineapple leaves, coconut, banana, and water hyacinth to create this innovative plant-based leather.”
Naot’s newest 100 percent vegan collection is a highlight of the highly-anticipated American debut of Kornit Fashion Week. The debut features clothing designs by Marina Leight, Onalaja, Toit Volant, O.Low by Orit Lowinger and Kentaro Kameyama, the Season 16 winner of “Project Runway.” The showcase will also include a special appearance by Shirley Raines, founder of the nonprofit organization Beauty2TheStreetz.
The vegan capsule collection offers a full array of bright and eye-catching designs and patterns. Each sandal was handcrafted with only the finest and highest quality materials and boasts bold colors and interesting prints offset with colorway staples.
“Fashion is a language with the force to send powerful messages, and after a trying year and a half of seclusion, Naot aims to spread a message of lightness, joy and inclusivity,” shared Hagit Ronen Tenenbaum, Future Designer at Naot. “The new collection of vegan footwear embodies our mission to welcome and embrace others by breaking generational contours and diversifying the ideal of beauty.”
The new capsule collection featuring plant leather and many of the Naot Footwear styles walking the runway at Kornit Fashion Week offer the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) seal as being accepted for promoting good foot health.
Ethically manufactured shoes from high quality and sustainable sources have always been part of Naot Footwear’s ethos.
To shop Naot products, visit www.naot.com.
About Naot Footwear
Naot is passionate about creating a better world by making people feel comfortable. Crafted by hand in Israel through the combined efforts of people from different cultures and backgrounds, Naot shoes are ethically made using sustainable methods with materials of the highest quality. Fine Italian leathers and our signature insoles combined with advanced designs, make for an unparalleled combination of quality, fashion and comfort.
Naot’s uniquely engineered insoles are made of natural cork and latex and lined with a supple suede lining, creating a flexible and shock absorbing base of superior support that is designed to replicate the shape of one’s foot, much like a footprint left behind in the sand.
Source: NAOT, Kornit Fashion Week