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April 21, 2010

Celebrate Earth Day in style with Ma Petite Shoe


Looking for a stylish way to reduce your carbon footprint? Check out the new spring line of eco-friendly Simple Shoes, now available at Ma Petite Shoe in Hampden.

The Simple BIO.D collection features biodegradable soles and incorporates rubber, plastic and EVA (foaming materials) that are manufactured using EcoPure, an organic compound that will eventually eat away at the bonds holding these materials together. This allows the mid-soles and outsoles of the styles, when exposed to the moisture and heat typical of landfills, to biodegrade in 20 years as opposed to the industry average of 1,000 years.

“When we first heard about the concept of biodegradable shoes, we were intrigued. When we learned more about the technology, that it wasn’t just hype, we immediately wished that all shoes had biodegradable features,” says Susanna Siger, owner of Ma Petite Shoe. She adds, “This is terrific timing as it coincides with Earth Day on April 22nd.”

Simple Shoes are available in both men’s and women’s styles. For women, there is the “D-Kay” eco-sneaker in Swedish blue with hot pink detailing. For Men, the “D-Solve” comes in Mecca-orange with brown and white detailing. Both styles sport an urban, street-savvy sneaker look and are environmentally engineered with 100% certified organic cotton linings, 100% certified cotton jersey and certified suede uppers.

Simple Shoes is based in Santa Barbara, California, and is committed to “making shoes for a happy planet.” Ma Petite Shoe is located at 832 West 36th Street and is open seven days a week. For more information, check out their web site at or call 410-235-3442.

Image courtesy of Simple Shoes.

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

Contributor Christy Zuccarini has been blogging about the local DIY craft scene for a year for She brings her pespective on all things handmade to B'More Green, where she will highlight projects you can do yourself as well as crafters who are integrating sustainable methods and materials.

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