Born in France in 2005 with a simple mission: to produce environmentally friendly sneakers, made from raw materials from an ethical source. The result is a collection of trainers that have a positive impact on the world.
Veja has successfully reinvented the sneaker and with sustainability at the heart of everything they do, they ensure that each stage of production is kind to the environment. Refusing to choose between design and social responsibility, they opt for raw materials that are sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes.
Designed to stand the test of time, each carefully curated Veja collection is designed with the environment in mind without compromising the quality and style of each pair. That’s one of the many reasons we are pleased to announce that Veja has joined the EQVVS family.
The SS21 VEJA Collection
These stylish low profile sneakers are one of our favourites from the collection. The accent colours on the heel and logo V use a striking colour palette that makes them the perfect pair for your summer ensembles.
The panels and upper are constructed from ChromeFree leather, a soft and light material that undergoes an innovative tanning process whereby no hazardous chrome, metals, or acids are present. The sole and insole are made from wild rubber from the Amazonian forest which VEJ buys at twice the market price, making it a fair trade price that helps both the workers and the conservation of the forest.
The V-12 silhouettes include the B-Mesh and Leather styles, both are crafted from a combination of eco-friendly and sustainable materials, with the main difference between the two being the upper material.
The stylish and extra comfy B-Mesh style includes an upper crafted in 100% recycled polyester that comes from recycled plastic bottles that are transformed into flakes and then fibres. Each pair uses three plastic bottles and creates a durable and waterproof fabric that is both lightweight and breathable. The panelling is made from cotton worked as leather, making it an excellent vegan alternative to leather.
For something a little more sleek, there’s the Leather style featuring the same silhouette as the B-Mesh, with the upper and side panels crafted in leather rather than mesh. Obviously, this means that this pair is not vegan however Veja focus heavily on their leather production chain and focus on improving the traceability and chemical transparency to ensure the environmental impact is significantly reduced.
The SDU silhouette has two main styles differing mostly in the material in which the upper is crafted from, B-Mesh or Alveomesh, both of which are made from recycled plastic bottles. The panels are made from vegan suede and coated canvas, with the insole made from wild rubber and midsole from sugar cane. Making the entire silhouette extremely comfortable and kind to the planet too. The mesh upper works to make the trainer extremely lightweight and breathable whilst the sole, inner, and general fit work to create a trainer that not only stands the test of time but is extremely comfortable and well-fitting too.
A sporty silhouette with all the same ecological and sustainable features as the others. Crafted with a hexamesh upper (70% organic cotton & 30% recycled polyester), technical fabric inner and a sole made from sugar cane and wild rubber. The side panels are made from leather and water-repellent suede for extra protection against the elements. Featuring a mixture of textures and colours to create a stylish, sporty and comfortable silhouette to outlast the years.