Last night I headed over to Truman Brewery in Shoreditch (A really cool East End space where brands come to host events) to take a look at the Fashion Revolution Week pop up opposite record store Rough Trade. Po Zu are hosting the pop up and have invited fellow sustainable brands to join them. People Tree, Howies, Lowie, Wear The Wall and Brothers We Stand are alongside Po Zu and are selling samples and showcasing their sustainable and ethical fashion ways everyday for the rest of the week.
Being just down the road from work, I had a wander up in the sunshine ready to see what Fashion Revolution Week in London was all about!
I’m going to cover the Monday night Fashion Revolution week event in a separate post because when I was editing I found I had far too many photos of PoZu shoes that I had to put them in a separate blog post! Whilst I’d heard of Po Zu’s sustainable shoes, I’d never seen them in the flesh, but I’ve got to say, it’s a pretty cool concept they’ve got. I enjoyed touching, feeling and even smelling the natural rubber and cork they use and even taking a look at what their soles look like beneath the shoes.
I think like most ethical and sustainable brands, Po Zu isn’t fashion forward or trend led, which is fair enough. So the colours are classic and the focus is clearly on the product rather than the aesthetic which is a real value in 2018. But I’d definitely like to see a splash more of colour and perhaps a bit more of a youthful design element across some of their other styles especially as so many millennial’s are becoming passionate about sustainable fashion and where their clothes and shoes come from. (Just my opinion!) The product is really good and I could definitely see myself in a pair of their cork trainers, white slip on trainers or leather sandals (I did try a pair on but my feet were too big!)
Isn’t it crazy to think that this raw material is able to be made into shoes!? It’s really nice to see alternatives to leather and PU being used. Po Zu are selling their main line and awesome Star Wars trainer collaboration as well as a selection of their samples shoes for men and women at the pop up, which is open until Sunday.