Brown Shoe Offers Green Footwear to Women

The company uses eco-friendly and natural materials like vegetable-tanned leathers and bamboo to produce its shoes. It has introduced its fall 2010 collection of Naya footwear. Naya’s fall 2010 line offers women six key looks for the season:

Origami Rose: Pumps and ankle boots with intricate details and floral accents to add a feminine flair to your wardrobe.

Tailored Temptation: Pumps and oxfords with laces, buckles, piping and vintage-inspired details give structure to both soft and tailored looks.

Beautiful Bows: Pumps and knee-high boots paired with ruffled suede and ladylike bows add a touch of sweetness to the season’s sought-after styles.

Super Soft Suedes: Cuffed boots, shooties and flats made of soft and supple suedes lend an effortless, cool look to dress and casual wardrobes.

Rugged Resource: Boots with buckles and 100 percent shearling to beautifully enhance rugged chic looks.

Kimono Knot: Clogs and open-toe boots with sophisticated knots and sleek leather straps to create unique textures and distinctive style.

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“We created Naya with the belief that style and sustainability go hand-in-hand, and that beautiful shoes can both be gentle on your feet and on the earth. Our fall line features boots for every woman’s style because we know that’s what our consumers are seeking: high-fashion hiker, casual-rustic American mid-calf, suede knee-high and versatile over-the-knee as well as peep-toe booties,” said Naya designer Kasey Gibbs.

Naya’s eco-friendly features include:

  • Vegetable-tanned leathers and linings
  • Natural or recycled content fabrics
  • Heels made from bamboo
  • Footbeds containing natural cork
  • Outsoles containing natural materials
  • Water-based cements
  • Shoe boxes made with 80 percent recycled paper pulp, soy-based inks and water-based glue
  • Reusable shoe bags and shoe forms made with recycled plastic soda bottles

Consumers can find Naya footwear on,, and; at select Nordstrom stores and, select Dillard’s stores and; and in more than 60 independent and specialty stores.

Naya is also in select stores in 16 countries including Asia, Australia, Greece and the United Arab Emirates.

Brown Shoe Company is a $2.4 billion global footwear company.

RMN News

Rakesh Raman