Sustainable Footwear


Since 2005, VEJA has been creating sneakers using Brazilian and Peruvian organic cotton for the canvas and laces, Amazonian rubber for the soles, and various innovative materials conceived in recycled plastic bottles or recycled polyester.

VEJA sneakers are produced in high-standard factories in Brazil. 


Organic Cotton

The organic cotton used at VEJA is grown by farmer's associations in Brazil and Peru who harvest it with respect for people and the environment.

VEJA buys organic cotton directly, respecting fair trade principles before weaving it into the canvas, laces, and uppers used in most of the VEJA styles.

Amazonian Rubber

VEJA's goal is to enhance the economic value of the forest in order to protect it. VEJA soles are made of 20 to 40% of Amazonian rubber.

This material is used in the sole of every sneaker. We buy the rubber directly from cooperatives formed by families of rubber tappers.

The areas surrounding the rubber producer families are protected.