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This Vegan, Italian-Made Luxury Shoe Brand is ‘Carbon Negative’

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Meet Aera, a new luxury brand that combines the time-honored art of Italian cordwaining with contemporary social and environmental sensibilities. To wit? The shoes are vegan, eco-friendly and transparent. They’re also carbon negative, which means they reportedly remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they generate. Achieving this, though no easy feat, sets an…

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