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RAFFAELLA - black nappa-effect


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Our Raffaella slides are the go-to vegan and eco-conscious option for a relaxed yet incredibly chic look. Our molded footbeds’ signature cushioned sole and iconic knotted straps make this style incredibly comfortable. Offered in a carefully selected premium vegan material: our brand-new extremely soft vegan Nappa. Artisanally made in Veneto, Italy.
Inspired by Raffaella Carrà, an Italian “starlette” from the Italian pop-scene in the 60s and widely regarded gay icon. She sang, danced, acted and hosted many TV variety shows of that time.

Item Details
  • Color: Black 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.
Based on the “cradle to consumer” Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by SCS Global Services on our behalf, the Raffaella in Black 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): 14.1 kg CO2 eq / pair, which is the same as driving a typical passenger vehicle for 35 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): 0.60 m3 / pair, which is the same as running a typical dishwasher 20 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): 239 MJ / pair, which is the same as operating a typical refrigerator for 9 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 493 grams or 17.4 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 19.1 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.

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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