When we heard the news that cult-favorite L.A.-based shoe brand Jeffrey Campbell was teaming up with Berkeley’s Convert to release an eco-friendly collection of shoes only available at shop, it’s needless to say it caught our attention. Of course, we’re even more over-the-moon about the collab now that the first shipment has arrived in Randy Brewer’s Fourth Street store.
The Jeffrey Campbell for Convert Collection features five styles ($98-$108), ranging from a woven platform in the shoe label’s signature shape to flats and a saddle shoe with cut-out details. Each pair is made using sustainably-minded materials such as deadstock fabrics, biodegradable jute and vegan-friendly glue. Following the initial versions of the five shoe styles lined in leather, a vegan version of the saddle shoe that features fabric interiors in place of leather ones arrives in the store this week. And we hear vegan versions of the remaining four styles are slated to hit the shop by early June.
The result? Summer shoes you won’t spot on every sidewalk that not only hail from a local business (halfway, at least), but also pack an eco-minded punch.
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