In December 2015, the Star Wars universe got a new movie — and a new heroine. And her boots are ethically made.
Rey’s signature boots are from Po-Zu, a shoe brand specializing in sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing. Po-Zu’s design materials include chromium-free leather, Piñatex, wool, and organic cotton. Their Portugal-based manufacturing facility strives to pay workers fair wages in a toxin-free, low-waste environment.
Today, Po-Zu is launching a co-branded Star Wars line. In addition to the Rey Boots, they have designs inspired by Chewbacca, Poe, Finn, Stormtroopers, and — my personal favorite — BB-8.
The shoes, available in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes, are launching for pre-order TODAY and will ship in August.
Ethical options are rare when it comes to licensed products. Kudos to Lucasfilm/Disney for leading the way into the future by collaborating with a sustainable fashion brand.
I remember when I bought you, almost twenty years ago.
I needed a black dress for chorale concerts. I was in college and trying to find who I was. I wanted to stand out and fit in. I wanted to be special but not in the spotlight.
When I saw you in that store, I saw perfection. Your vintage lines were just what I needed. You were the external manifestation of everything I wanted to be.
The first night I wore you, a friend told me I looked like a character from Titanic, high praise in 1998.
In the years we’ve been together, a lot has changed. I’ve gotten married, had two children, entered my late thirties. I’ve gained weight. My hips are fuller, and my waist is less defined. Yet somehow, still, you fit me. You make be feel beautiful.
Thank you for staying with me, lovely dress. I’m planning to stick with you, too. No donation bins or clothing swaps are in your future. Let’s spend the next few decades growing old together.