Ecodesign Ethical Fashion Metro Terra Plana 2008
"New Year means New Year resolutions – and what could be better than to move away from mass-produced clothing of disputable origin towards the organic, the fair trade, the ethical. Socially and environmentally conscious clothing is surging forward, both in demand (more people than ever are looking for the ethical alternative to the ethical alternative to the high street) and in sheer gorgeousness. Go ahead – the options are endless."
Terra Plana 2007
"green.tv went to Cavendish Square to see the latest trends in ethical and fairtrade fashion for the upcoming season. From handbags, clothes and shoes to ethical jewellery – eco-fas"
Ethical Fashion The New Consumer Terra Plana 2008
"Galahad Clark: The Shoe Man
'Build things, repair them – take back the role of being the man. Get into insulating, gardening and then into world changing 'big man jobs'…
Your family has long been associated with shoes, what made you decide to look at the ethical market?
To me it has nothing to do with looking into a new market. Sustainable design is good design. Since the 19th Century my family has been advertising healthy, 'hygienic' shoes. The desert boot, made by my great uncle in 1948, is arguably the best example of eco shoe design there is today. I can only aspire to such great shoes and thinking. The name Terra Plana comes from a form of architecture used in Northern Spain, simple design using local materials – making clusters of housing to encourage a harmony of inside and outside living…"
Ecodesign Dopie Terra Plana 2008
"The allure of rubber
CAMPER ANDTERRA PLANA PROPOSE TWO INTERESTING PROJECTS WHICH REINVENT THE SUMMER SANDAL THROUGH THE USE OF PLAYFUL SHAPES AND, ABOVE ALL, WITH THE HELP OF RUBBER-LIKE MATERIALS
It cannot be denied that "Crocs" have amazed everyone with their successful concept of unimaginable proportions. Others are now trying to take advantage of this moment. The consumer has noticed it and has become accustomed to the idea of wearing extremely colourful sandals with unusual shapes made from materials, even patented, that look very much like rubber. Among the most interesting products to appear recently on the market we would like to mention two which do not copy what has already been seen, but try to introduce new concepts in an attempt to invent and no imitate… The other interesting product is the unusual Dopie flip-flop, a new line from the Terra Plana brand. This line, made in collaboration with the industrial designer Matthew Harrison, represents a new sandal concept. What makes these sandals unique is that they are practically made from one single piece. They are extremely comfortable for the feet allowing them to breathe in total freedom, and the bottom made from a combination of EVA and foam rubber make them light and flexible. Basically, long live unusual and colourful sandals provided that they are actually innovative."
Terra Plana Worn Again 2007
"Terra Plana’s 99% recycled trainers help you travel in green style. Buy a pair of funky trainers or hot high heels at Terra Plana’s Covent Garden store and you are likely to be stepping out in reused t-shirts, fireman’s trousers, coffee bags, car seat leather, jeans and rubber scraps from the factory floor. Put on a pair of these shoes and put your best foot forward – these shoes were definitely made for walking… And running and jumping."
Terra Plana Worn Again 2008
"Cyndi Rhoades, co-founder, Worn Again
Worn Again makes footwear and accessories with a conscience. Crafted from a host of weird and wonderful waste products – old prison blankets, military parachutes, bicycle tyres – the range was born out of a collaboration between sustainable lifestyle organisation Anti Apathy's Cyndi Rhoades and Galahad Clark, director of ethical footwear company Terra Plana. 'We are creating beautiful shoes with attitude while also saving waste from landfill', she says."