Terra Plana lead the way in dealing with leather ethically – using recycled cast-offs, non-chemical dyes and making their soles from old bicycle tyres. Their autumn/winter collection is particularly strong, including some gorgeous grey suede boots with a detachable strap. Accessories with their very own accessories …
Terra Plana 2007
"Gone are the days when ethical fashion was all itchy tie-dye sacks – these days 'social responsibility' doesn't mean 'sans style'. Green is indeed the new black, says Tamsin Blanchard."
Ethical Fashion Observer Ethical Awards Terra Plana Worn Again 2007
Ethical Fashion Product of the Year
sponsored by Jupiter Asset Management
There is a footwear revolution going on in Bermondsey, south London, as Terra Plana, run by Galahad Clark, scion of the Clark shoe family, bids to develop the 'best-feeling designer shoe brand in the world'. For 'best-feeling' read the most innovative, sustainable but fashionable shoe, and it was these values that had our judges hooked in one of the most closely fought and hotly debated categories.
Terra Plana's range of men's and women's shoes encompasses three brands: Terra Plana, Worn Again and United Nude. These were judged to have a very clear sustainable direction, and to be heading towards the company goal of 'total sustainability' by 2010.