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AERA
MONICA - silver nappa-effect

$395

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The Monica, our vegan flat sandals are here just in time to walk you through the warmer seasons. Handcrafted, the cage effect straps hold the foot with comfort and can be worn with anything in your spring/summer wardrobe. Offered in carefully selected premium vegan materials: our brand-new extremely soft vegan Nappa and our iconic vegan Python. Artisanally made in Veneto, Italy.

Inspired by Monica Vitti, an Italian actress best known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Her biggest role was in “L’Avventura”, such an enormous success that her image was featured on an Italian postage stamp celebrating this cult film.
Item Details
  • Color: Silver Nappa-Effect
  • Outer: 40% polyester, 60% polyurethane
  • Sole: 50% synthetic rubber, 40% mineral composts, 10% additives
  • Lining: 75% polyurethane, 25% viscose (82% bio-based mass content)
  • Lightly cushioned insole
  • Made in Italy
Size, Fit & Care
  • Fits true to size
  • Italian sizing

To clean either the vegan "leather" or "suede" uppers, gently wipe with a damp cloth, being careful not to rub too much. We do not advise the use of any cleaning products, such as soap, polishing, or treatments, which may cause damage to the uppers.
Sustainability
Based on the “cradle to consumer” Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by SCS Global Services on our behalf, the Monica in Silver Nappa-Effect has the following impacts on the environment, and we have, or are working to offset these impacts by 110%:

    • Global Warming Potential (GWP): 12.6 kg CO2 eq / pair, which is the same as driving a typical passenger vehicle for 32 miles. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%,
      by investing in the Green Trees Reforestation project, working to plant trees in one million acres of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, with over 6 million trees planted to date.
    • Fresh Water Consumption (FW): 0.55 m3 / pair, which is the same as running a typical dishwasher 18 times. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in Water Restoration Certificates through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
    • Primary Energy Demand (PED): 210 MJ / pair, which is the same as operating a typical refrigerator for 8 days.
    • For the impacts on Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), Acidification Potential (AP), Eutrophication Potential (EP), Smog / Photochemical Oxidant Creation Potential (POCP) and Fossil Fuel Depletion (FFD), please find more detailed information in our complete LCA, available here.
Furthermore, among other materials, various forms of plastic were used to make our shoes, weighing 211 grams or 7.4 oz in total. Although (a) we have already offset or will be more than offsetting our environmental impacts by 110%, and (b) some of our plastics originate from recycled sources, we acknowledge that plastic is not good for the planet. Thus, we are working with
Plastic Bank
, to offset the plastic used in the making of this pair of shoes by 110%. To do so, we invested in Social Plastic® Collection Credits equal to 8.2 oz of plastic prevented from entering the ocean and recycled. For more information on how this offset is achieved, please visit Plastic Bank’s website.
AERA

Veneto is an Italian region renowned for its luxury footwear. So naturally, AERA went there to seek family-owned manufactures to create its beautiful (and sustainable) shoe collections. But, in a twist on tradition, every ballet flat, boot, and platform heel is made entirely out of vegan leather. Old world, meet new world.

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