By Daniela Degrassi

 

 

Finally, some shoe talk! It’s been a while since we featured summer sandal options for our kind brides! This week I’m quite excited to feature a shoe brand that’s not only vegan, but also Made in Italy and committed to sustainability! Italian brand PRIVATO has strong ecological ethics and their beautiful collections are created through a careful selection of materials, from production to packaging. Workers rights are also a priority for this fair trade company, and you’ll find their price tag to be fair on your pockets as well (shoes featured below range around 60 Euros).

 

MATERIALS

All the components of the Peta Approved Privato Shoe Collection are made from natural and recycled materials.

Natural:

  • ‘bio polyols’ obtained from no food and GMO free corn crops made with recycled polyester supports from plastic bottles.
  • Piñatex ®, an ecological vegan material obtained from the leaves of the pineapple plant, a by-product of the fruit industry, which are traditionally discarded or burned.
  • The shoe linings are made from 100% natural, undyed cotton. Breathable, soft and absorbent.

Recycled:

  • Recycled plastic bottles and a biodegradable DMF FREE polyurethane coating. Resistance and waterproofing make Privato vegan shoes suitable for every season.
  • Recycled TR: Some of the soles chosen for their ecological vegan shoes are made with 100% recycled material derived from the recovery of unused soles and production waste.

The packaging is also 100% plastic-free. Privato boxes are made from recycled paper. Each order is packaged in natural paper and vegetable adhesive tape. Talk about attention to details!

 

STYLES

But let’s talk styles now, because at the end of the day, the look matters a lot! Well, this brand won’t disappoint you as it definitely carries that fashionista DNA that all Made In Italy products exude.

 

VALENTINA 

A classic 11 cm décolleté with ankle strap, Valentina is your something blue! Also available in a lovely wisteria shade.

 

ANGELICA

The Angelica 8cm heeled sandals are also available in a bright fun yellow. Love the ankle lacing detail!

 

JANELLE

If you love the ankle lacing but heels are not your cup of tea, you’ll love Janelle. This delicate pink powder shade is so romantic!

 

LUCY

Looking for something more urban? The Lucy silver laminate 8 cm sandals will be the perfect complement for a more relaxed, alternative wedding look. Also available in laminated platinum.

 

ROSERY

The Rosery sandals in nude seem the perfect fit for a beach wedding. Slip them on and off as you please, and they’ll come extremely handy on your honeymoon too!

 

If you dig Privato’s ethics and looks, you’ll be happy to hear that the brand also carries more shoes styles, other accessories and clothing! I am personally in love with their wedged hemp/cotton sneakers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An incurable enthusiast and independent spirit since she could remember (her childhood heroines were Pippi Longstockings and Katharine Hepburn) Daniela Degrassi found her creative outlet as a lifestyle photographer, working mainly in Northern California. Currently splitting her time between SF Bay Area and her native Italy to continue to be her autistic sister’s primary caregiver. Vegan since 2014, she found a perfect way to carry her message of compassion while celebrating her love for the wedding industry launching The Kind Bride in February 2018.

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