Go Green with Green Shoes
The color green is synonymous with the sustainability movement and, as such, we’re big fans of it. (Our signature CARIUMA green is inspired by the leafy, vibrant green of Brazil’s native flora.) Green on the inside — and green on the outside — our green sneakers honor the environment while putting a bit of fun and freshness in your every step. What are you waiting for? It’s time to go green!
Benefits of Wearing Green
Did you know that looking at the color green can actually make you more creative, according to a research study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin? Associated with nature and renewal, green is a color that refreshes the spirit, so you’ll get a dose of calm every time you look down. When you shop CARIUMA sneakers, you’re also contributing to a greener world—for every pair we sell, a pair of trees is planted in the Brazilian rainforest, home to over 60% of the planet’s plant & animal species. From trustworthiness to prosperity, the positive associations that come from the color green are never ending, making this color highly underrated.
How to Style Green Shoes
Green looks great with many other colors, from navy to pink. To get you started with styling, we’ve rounded up some ways to rock your verdant kicks.
1. With Distressed Jeans
Tread lightly in a pair of green IBI Slip-On Sneakers with a pair of distressed jeans rolled or frayed at the hem. For off-duty days, a white tee and sun hat complete the look. Made with bamboo knit and recycled plastics, IBI is our lowest impact style, and a favorite for warmer days. They’re 100% vegan, lightweight, and super breathable.
2. With a White Dress
While our sustainable sneakers are made for everyday, you can also dress them up for nice events. As they will inherently stand out from the crowd, a bright green pair of OCA Low Green Canvas sneakers makes a statement no matter where you go. The trick is to keep the rest of your outfit neutral with a solid neutral color, like a flowy white dress or jumpsuit.
3. Layer in Green
If you’re feeling bold, try wearing two different shades of green! You’d be surprised how cool a pair of hunter green pants looks with our bright IBI green sneakers. Keep your top a neutral shade of beige or white to finish off this effortless look, which can be worn to the park, the office, or to grab coffee with a friend.
Go Green For The Planet
Every pair of Cariuma shoes is made to last and made for comfort, in ethical factories using sustainable materials. From organic cotton canvas to bamboo knit, we take every material and process seriously to ensure that our sneakers are consciously made. Lightweight, yet durable, you will be able to get a lot more wear out of CARIUMA sneakers than other shoes out there. Buying quality items that last is the best way to shop consciously.
Beyond designing sustainable sneakers that are both comfortable and stylish, we are committed to protecting and restoring the environment. For every single pair of sneakers sold, a pair of trees is planted in the Brazilian rainforest. As part of our ongoing commitment to the restoration of this essential ecosystem, biodiversity is a priority. Our reforestation effort involves planting trees of varying, integral species, including Jacaranda, Pau-Brasil, Peroba, Caroba, and the Murici-da-Mata. By planting a variety of tree species that are native to the Brazilian rainforest, we directly support biodiversity efforts, preserving the range of food, shelter and nutrients needed for life to thrive in this ecosystem. This work is done in cooperation with and under the advice of groups like CEPAN, Instituto Socioambiental (ISO), and One Tree Planted initiative.
At CARIUMA, we go beyond lip service to promote the ideals we believe in. When you shop our sustainable sneakers, we hope you’ll feel good wearing them, and feel even better about your contribution to Mother Earth!