Monday, September 29, 2008

Pie Footwear Collecting Shoes

Pie Footwear, the eco-conscious footwear and accessories store in Portland, OR has announced a year round partnership with Soles4souls. Starting in October, Pie will be providing in-store drop boxes for customers to bring in their new and gently worn shoes for donation.

Pie offers one-stop shopping for men's and women's dress and casual shoes made from organic cotton, hemp and recycled materials. Owners Stacey and J.C. Matney consider the shoes' materials and manufacturing as well as the company's commitment to socially conscious practices.

True to the triple-bottom-line tenets of sustainability, the venture is about more than money.

"I'm not going to save the world because I sell organic shoes," says J.C., and so the store minds its own footprint. That includes using some LED bulbs in its recessed lighting, purchasing renewable energy, completing the build-out with reclaimed materials and recently collecting and donating 350 pairs of used shoes to the Soles4Souls program.

Pie is located at 2916 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR. For more information visit

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