DALLAS, Apr 20, 2009 / FW/ — It’s Earth Day on Wednesday, Apr 22nd. Make everyone green with envy with these shoes:
Zoe & Zac, the first-ever affordable green footwear line from Payless ShoeSource is launched just in time for Earth Day. Offering a full collection of shoes, handbags, jewelry and socks for under $30 an item, Zoe & Zac enables more people to participate in sustainable living.
The Zoe & Zac green brand — available now in 1,000 Payless stores nationwide and Payless.com are made from eco-friendly components and materials such as organic cottons and linen, natural hemp, recycled rubber outsoles, eco-friendly-EVA cushioning, and water-based glues for the shoes.
Natural materials like dyed Tagua and Acai nuts are incorporated into the jewelry. The product packaging is eco-smart as well, utilizing 100 percent recycled shoe boxes and soy-based inks for the printing.
Zoe & Zac makes its debut with the Spring Collection featuring eight women’s footwear styles, two handbags, three girls’ shoes, as well as a range of jewelry and socks.
In the sports shoes arena, Steve Nash and Nike continue their commitment to sustainability with the launch of the Nike Zoom MVP Trash Talk.
The Nike Zoom MVP Trash Talk, which launches at retail on April 22, 2009, Earth Day, is a classic hoop shoe designed for athletic performance and made using scrap materials, giving a second life to waste generated in the footwear manufacturing process.
The shoe will also be packaged in a new Considered Design shoebox. Like Nike’s first recycled content box in 1995, this new box is still made from 100 percent recycled fiber, but now features a new design which reduces the fiber content by approximately 30 percent.
“I have a passion for preserving our environment, so if I can wear a Nike basketball shoe that reuses waste, performs on the court and is packaged in a shoebox made from 100 percent recycled fiber, then that’s a winning combination,” said Nash.