Payless ShoeSource announced it is adding a line of eco-friendly footwear to its stable of brands, AP reports (via the Dallas Morning News).
The eco-friendly collection of women’s shoes and handbags will be made from materials such as organic cotton, linen, hemp and recycled rubber. The company says the shoes will be produced on special machines that use biodegradable glues and will be shipped in boxes made of recycled materials.
The new eco-friendly line will be sold in about 500 Payless locations starting April 2009 for about $30. Footwear for men and kids will follow, with distribution growing to 1,000 stores.