Love the Elayna trainer from ethical artisanal startup, Nisolo. Lean Luxe brought the brand to my attention by praising it for its non ‘Etsy factor’ branding and operation. What the hell does that mean? It referred to the often twee, not-quite-there brands that have good intentions but don’t quite cut it on execution and delivery. (Lean Luxe is an email newsletter that covers New Modern Luxury companies.)
Nashville-based Nisolo is committed to delivering effortless style that’s rooted in versatility, comfort, and quality. It uses responsibly sourced leathers that are a by-product of the meat industries and whose tanneries use eco friendly waste systems. But perhaps more importantly, the shoes look great and are made to last. Because, call me old fashioned, but if I love something enough to buy it, I want to wear it for a long time.