Leather & Footwear

Vegan footwear line launched by the female millennial CEO


A new footwear brand is launched by Sara Irvani, a third-generation shoemaker and millennial CEO known as ‘Third Oak’. These shoes are vegan-friendly made from sustainable and recyclable materials that include a specialized bio-based material made from soy derivatives. Thus, the company manufactures fashionable shoes but is environment friendly.

The idea struck when Irvani found the harmful effects of the waste materials left out after shoe manufacturing. She wanted to come with a brand which is fashionable, attractive, and affordable but made from sustainable material. The team of Third Oak relies on recycled materials, renewable resources and upcycled materials that minimize the greenhouse gas emissions that are released into the atmosphere and add to global warming. They believe that everyone “can make a difference by making simple, conscious choices – starting with the shoes we wear.”

The factory is based in Atlanta, where the shoes would be manufactured locally consisting of low carbon footprint. Even the location of the factory saves about 10,000 miles of travel which was required to produce every pair of shoes. “Currently less than 1% of all shoes are manufactured in the United States and even fewer are made responsibly…Third Oak’s local Georgia roots contribute to cleaner air with a carbon footprint of 1/200th of the average imported shoe,” the company informed on its website. 

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