Natalie Portman Has Our Unabashed Support
In between being a superstar, a main feature in Elle and speaking out for PETA, she has also found the time to design darling animal-free footwear. Her designs are cute, classic and sophisticated. I dig the Potok and the Pixie (shown below), both on sale.
Natalie has been a vegetarian since age 8, and always noticed the lack of animal-friendly footwear in the luxury designer marketplace. “Té Casan, well-versed in recognizing and developing new talent, collaborated with Portman for her 100% vegan collection.”
While I like her style, and the fact she represents PETA, I wonder if these shoes are truly sustainable. Are they bio-degradable? Or are they recycle-able? Will they soon be made with the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy in mind? These shoes have synthetic soles and materials. Yes, they are animal-friendly, but in the long-view are they really better for the earth upon which all animals depend? Maybe a new environmentally-friendly shoe material will be invented soon for her to source from. For now, Natalie has done her share to protect the planet as one of the best aspects of this footwear line is that 100% of the proceeds go to the Nature Conservancy.
As one of young Hollywood’s most respected actresses, Natalie Portman, Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress, has many accomplishments to her credit – Harvard graduate, humanitarian and style icon. With her premiere collection for Té Casan, footwear designer can now be added to that list…
Beyond just lending her name to the collection, Portman worked closely with Té Casan throughout the entire development process to maintain consistent quality with an exceptional design aesthetic. Dazzling, playful and elegant, each shoe exudes the star’s own personal style – all with social consciousness. To that end Portman will donate 100% of her proceeds to various non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental preservation and animal rights.
Via~ Té Casan
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