Since 2005, VEJA has been creating sneakers in a different way, mixing social projects, economic justice, and ecological materials.
VEJA uses Brazilian and Peruvian organic cotton for the canvas and laces, Amazonian rubber for the soles, and various innovative materials conceived in recycled plastic bottles or recycled polyester.
VEJA sneakers are produced in high-standard factories in Brazil. Part of VEJA’s logistics is managed by Log’ins, a professional and social inclusion company.
Last July, 20 people from the VEJA team went to the Northeast of Brazil to meet with the agroecological cotton producers and cooperatives. Coming from Brazil, the U.S and France, they all work in different departments such as sales, communication, or logistics. Their common goal was to experience the reality of the producers that VEJA has been working with for 17 years. To meet for the first time some of the farmers behind the organic cotton used for the VEJA sneakers they wear.
In 2004, VEJA stepped for the first time into the Amazon rainforest, the only place in the world where rubber grows wild.Last May, a team of 20 people from the VEJA Brazil and France embarked on a journey into Amazonia.The purpose of this journey is to experience the reality of the local rubber producers with whom we have been working for the past 17 years.