Happy Star Wars Day!
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.