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Naya Shoes – a review + giveaway

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Review of Neola wedge from the Twist and Shout Collection: If you’re looking for style and comfort, pull up a chair and try on a pair of these beauties. Go easy on your feet and easy on Mother Earth. I love how the platform wedge gives me a couple of inches of height without my having to squish my tender toes into a pair of heels. The vegetable tanned leather is super soft, rubber lining is nice and comfy and the cork sole is strong, renewable and durable. These babies look great with jeans, sun dresses or tunic & tights. For a casual evening or brunch with friends, they’re a perfect match – day or night. They fit nice and snugly.

Neola flat shoe

UPDATE: Congratulations to our lucky winner, Megan! Thanks to everyone for participating. Stay tuned for our next eco fab giveaway.

Great Green Giveaway: For the well-heeled .. One lucky winner gets to pick their size and favorite color of the Neola style (photos above). Choice of flat sandal or wedge. Prize value: $139.95 + free shipping to anywhere in the USA or Canada. Contest ends Wednesday, March 14. For prize notification be sure to add the following to your email address book: m at

To enter, be sure to take a peek at all the collections at Simply let us know your favorite color (red, black or sand) & why you’d like to be the winner. If you’d like to receive more than one entry, do any of the following, leave a comment for each.

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Naya means renewal and was created for women who want beautiful, comfortable shoes that leave a softer footprint on our earth. Naya has partnered with national nonprofit Soles4Souls to launch Renew Your Soles, a nationwide shoe donation and recycling initiative designed to encourage people to recycle their shoes to keep them out of the landfill and help people in need. more @

Neola is available at Nordstrom’s for $139.95

Details: Vegetable tanned leather upper; rubber lining; cork sole … sandal is lifted by a woven-wrapped wedge.

Neola shoe

full disclosure: Naya provided me with a Neola wedge in black for the purposes of this Tried and True Green Product Review and Great Green Giveaway.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Serengetee: Wear the World


The passion for global fashion can now be accessed through Serengetee, a t-shirt company that offers shirts with pockets made from fabrics from around the world. The company’s motto, “Wear the World” certainly embodies their goal. The company was started by a young world-traveler, Jeff Steitz. He circumnavigated the world on Semester at Sea in the fall of 2011. While abroad, Jeff collected fabrics from all of the regions he visited including Africa, South East Asia, South America and more. He has also collected fabrics from different regions of the United States to add to the Serengetee t-shirt pattern collection. (more…)

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