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Prêt-à-Portman’s Cruelty-Free Shoes

Save animals, not planet.

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Newly vegan, Natalie Portman is determined to avoid animal products, even on her feet—although she isn’t necessarily saving the Earth while doing so. Portman launched her line of vegan-okay Té Casan footwear with a party on February 12 in Soho. “I approached them because I was having such a hard time finding shoes,” she said. “I couldn’t find shoes I loved that were animal-friendly.” She’s inspired by old shoes she thinks are cool but are made out of dead animals, then she lets the professional shoe people figure out how to make new interpretations in vegan-friendly materials. “They’re mainly made of plastics and synthetics,” she confessed. “But for our next collection, we’re looking at a lot of ecofriendly materials. We don’t want to save the animals and poison their environment.”

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