El Naturalista FW12
Since first writing about them nearly three years ago, El Naturalista has done some growing up. The eco-fashion brand based in Pamplona, Spain, is making noticeable advancements in its manufacturing, choice of materials, and designs. The FW12 collection looks wonderful, in my opinion. They feature veggie-tanned leather uppers, natural and recycled rubber out-soles and recycled carbon insoles. The latter includes their Shock System to absorb impact. The brand is doing quite well in Europe and is working hard at making inroads here in the States. I really like how the brand is positioned; it’s not easy to crate “responsible” footwear that is comfortable and visually appealing at the same time.