I'm going to divert from my independent designer roots for this post. I've been following the "crop" of eco friendly designers who are finally being recognized for creating beautiful clothing; the one thing I hear often is that there are only a few shoe designers (please note that the complaint is also re: CUTE shoes that are eco friendly) that tackle the eco market. So when I discovered Terra Plana, I thought it worth the diversion. Using natural latex, recycled materials, vegetable tanned leather, and local materials, Terra Plana makes stylish shoes that have an artisan quality to them. I believe they are UK based but there is a sales office and store in the US.