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When shopping for shoes, we're typically attracted by appearance and, of course, price point. Human rights and sustainability don't enter the equation as much as they should. But that can change thanks to Nicora Johns, a spankin' new footwear company with both environmental and labor considerations driving its business.

As a longtime cobbling connoisseur, 32-year-old founder Stephanie Fryslie decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally. Fryslie works alongside fellow shoemakers to create handcrafted footwear for her L.A.-based brand. Assembled in California with materials manufactured in Massachusetts, Nicora Johns are all-American, and entirely vegan. No water-wasting, rainforest-ruining, atmosphere-assaulting animal hides here. Just eco-conscious synthetics that are as supple and soft as leather.

But, don't take our word for it! Peep Fryslie's debut collection via her Kickstarter campaign page. There's five days left to support the project, so we encourage you to peruse soon. We're eyeing the Virginias, the Priscillas and the Sallys. Experiencing some sticker shock? Fret not. There's a nifty chart outlining the distribution of funds, highlighting the fact that more than half of the money raised goes towards paying shoemakers fair wages. 

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First photo by Christina M. Felice, following photos via Kickstarter

 

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