VEJA are synonymous with clean, classic, contemporary style and now more than ever are being seen on the feet of fashion’s most influential. The French footwear brand has truly affirmed its position in the sneaker market with its ecological and fair trade conditions for production.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a VEJA fanatic, we’ve teamed up with the experts for a VEJA buyer’s guide for everything you need to know about the brand, from composition to care we’ve got you covered.
#2 VEJA History
In 2003, Sebastien Kopp and Francois- Ghislain Morillion were confronted by the unfortunate reality of globalisation whilst conducting an audit of a fast fashion factory in China.
From 5 level bunk beds to a hole in the ground for showering, it struck a chord with the pair and inspired them to make a change – from here, VEJA was born.
#2 VEJA Size Chart
Not sure about sizing? Use our size guide in the VEJA buyer’s guide…
#3 Are VEJA sneakers true to size?
Generally, VEJA sneakers are true to size, so we would recommend going for your typical size. As with most leather footwear, it may take a few wears to mould to the unique shape of your foot. If you are in between two sizes, we suggest choosing the smaller size!
#4 Are VEJA sneakers leather?
VEJA produce both leather and vegan sneakers. Unlike other retailers, VEJA are working on two major methods of production to improve the quality and composition of their sneakers. VEJA are dedicated to ensuring their leather does not come from the Amazon nor from an area that was deforested for cattle farming.
When producing leather sneakers, animal skins are treated chemically in a process called tanning to ensure that they don’t deteriorate over time. Unfortunately, the process of tanning puts a huge strain on the environment, with excessive amounts of wastewater produced for every ton of tanned leather created. Not only is this, but through tanning, pollutants such as chromium, lead, mercury and various other pathogens are released consequently polluting the environment.