Monday 19 March 2012
Biodegradable shoes? What a Stella idea!
I had no idea that fashion doyen Stella McCartney has solid green credentials. I shouldn't have been so surprised. After all, her dad the pop star Paul (you might remember him from hits like The Frog Song and Mull of Kintyre in the 70s and 80s) has been an outspoken spokesman for a sustainable vegetarian lifestyle for 30 years now. She has never used leather or fur in her designs.
But Stella has taken another step into the ethical fashion arena with the unveiling of a range of biodegradable shoe in her latest collection. The vegan-friendly faux-croc design features a chunky white sole made from bioplastics sourced from renewable raw materials. They'll decompose naturally - if you can ever bear to bin this hot pair of heels, that is!