AERA utilizes Thunit® for its soles, a unique material made in Italy that is known for being the superior alternative to leather. The flexibility, water-resistance, and abrasion-resistant qualities of Thunit® surpass its leather counterpart and ensure optimal performance. Thunit® is comprised of 50% synthetic rubber, 40% inorganic mineral composites, and 10% additives.
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AERA: BEYOND CONVENTIONAL LUXURY
Introducing AERA, a visionary brand at the forefront of sustainable luxury footwear. Proudly pioneering the way as the first B Corp in the luxury footwear industry,
AERA is dedicated to crafting artisanal shoes with a conscious approach. By adhering to strict ethical and environmental standards, the brand promises 110% sustainability in every step of its production process, thereby leaving a minimal footprint while delivering exceptional style and comfort.
AERA Brand Launches
Established in New York as the first American Luxury shoe brand
AERA at ALLTRUEIST
Started with ALLTRUEIST as their the most extensive luxury vegan brand
Awarded The Butterfly Mark By Positive Luxury
A trust mark presented to luxury brands that meet the highest standards of innovation, social and environmental performance
“Rising Star Awards” from The Fashion Group
Awarded twice at the Rising
Star Awards in the categories Accessories and Sustainability
Achieves B Corp Certification
B Corps meet a set of rigorous, verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability
IMPACT - ENVIRONMENTAL
AERA takes environmental responsibility seriously and measures the environmental impact of its products through Life Cycle Assessment studies conducted by SCS Global Services. The results of these studies are publicly available, and AERA works to offset the environmental impact of its products by 110%. The brand regularly publishes an Impact and Environmental Performance Report that provides updated metrics on its environmental footprint and its efforts to reduce its impact.
CERTICATES & AWARDS
With a commitment to ethical production and timeless design, AERA shoes are handcrafted by master artisans in the renowned shoe-making region of Veneto, Italy.
Using certified vegan materials, these shoes feature signature quilted insoles for added comfort. Veneto is widely considered the best place for handmade shoes due to its rich heritage of traditional shoemaking techniques passed down from generation to generation.
Made in Italy is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship, and AERA's production processes uphold this standard by using sustainable materials and responsible labor practices. This combination of style, comfort, and sustainability elevates AERA shoes to be not just a fashion statement, but a work of art.
AERA's commitment to sustainability is evident in their choice of materials. The brand uses bio-based, PETA approved, & cruelty-free BioVeg materials derived from plant-based resources. The combination of bio-polyols from non-GMO grains & textiles sourced from natural or recycled materials results in a product that is both eco-friendly & ethical.
All certified raw materials, including FSC certified viscose & GRS certified post-consumer recycled polyester, guarantee the composition of the shoes.
AERA's linings are crafted with eco-friendly bio polyols derived from plant-based field corn, avoiding the diversion of resources from food farms. This sustainable alternative has a smaller environmental footprint and biodegradability compared to petroleum-based options, reducing CO2 emissions.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Tina Bhojwani, a seasoned fashion executive with over 20 years of experience at prominent brands including Donna Karan, Theory, and Dolce & Gabbana, founded AERA to address environmental and social challenges in the fashion industry. Her expertise and firsthand knowledge of the impact of fashion on people and the planet drive her commitment to make AERA a leader in sustainable practices.