White ‘Esplar’ sneakers from Veja Kids. With an upper made from chrome-free leather, this lace-up pair features a printed navy insert at the back and a neon orange V logo patch made of rubber and rice waste. The mesh inner lining (100% recycled plastic bottles) was developed to acquire a better resistance to friction. The organic-sourced and recycled insole is made from sugar cane, Amazon rubber, organic cotton and recycled EVA. The model is set on a beige rubber sole made of organic and recycled materials. Named in tribute to a Brazilian NGO the label has been working with since 2005. ESPLAR (Rural Planning and Consulting Association) supports organic and family farming in the Nordeste region.