Soft Footprint from Naya Shoes

Naya is into the combo of beauty and comfort, ‒ all while respecting the well-being of our environment. This is a footwear company for women that softens footprints!

The colors are rich and vibrant with unique and creative details. There are six collections on the Naya site now. The final picture is a glimpse of the 2010 Autumn/Fall collection, named the NEFERTITI in chestnut leather. Retailers can be stocking as early as September.

In summary, the material standards are natural and eco-friendly whenever possible. That means from chrome-free leathers, to natural footbeds, to nickel-free buckles and water-soluble glues.

Naya launched only last March with impressive sales to date. Another cool story is that Naya supports the Center for Environmental Health‘s landmark agreement with the purpose to limit lead in handbags and other fashion accessories.

Lead exposure has been linked to all sorts of depressing health issues. There may be no safe level of lead exposure, ‒ especially for pregnant women and young children. This nearly $1.7 million legal agreement with more than 40 major retailers and vendors, is to set new industry-wide standards with lead limits.

Michael Green, CEH Executive Director based in Oakland, California says they expect every company that makes, imports, distributes or sells purses and other accessories to join leading companies and opt-in to the Judgment. Those companies must reformulate their products and make a monetary payment.

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