AERA EARNS B CORPORATION CERTIFICATION
AERA is proud to announce that it is the only luxury footwear company to have earned B Corporation (B Corp) Certification, an important milestone in realizing the dream of creating a business that balances profit with purpose.
B Corp certification comes as the result of a demanding and rigorous evaluation of the company’s governance, workers, community, and impact on both people and the environment. As a B Corp, AERA meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. This milestone reflects AERA’s commitment to shifting the paradigm of luxury footwear and using business as a force for good.
A meaningful step forward in AERA’s exploration of what is possible in luxury footwear, this certification marks a continuation of the company’s social and environmental commitment as a business. To celebrate, an exclusive, limited edition AERA slingback sandal will be produced this holiday season.
“When we first founded AERA in 2019,” explains the brand’s Co-Founder and CEO Tina Bhojwani, “we challenged ourselves to create a footwear brand that sets a new standard by proving that luxury design and quality do not have to be compromised in the name of sustainability. In building AERA, we’ve been methodical in our approach, measuring every environmental and social impact. Becoming a B Corporation is a key part of our journey in producing luxury vegan footwear that’s manufactured with a sense of responsibility for human, animal and environmental welfare.”
“This hard-earned certification reflects AERA’s belief that business can and should be a force for good,” continues Bhojwani. “We are part of a global movement that drives business forward using a purpose-driven model. This respectful approach toward commerce, industry, and ultimately one another, is the ethos upon which AERA was founded. Now, as a B Corporation, that vital mission gains even more strength and legitimacy.”
AERA is sold online at aeranewyork.com as well as at retailers including Nordstrom, The Conservatory, and Figure Eight (figureeightstore.com), a pop-up boutique in Soho featuring sustainable, luxury brands.
AERA is leading the luxury footwear industry forward by placing equal value on product, people and the planet. With timeless designs that are ethically crafted by artisans in Veneto, Italy from certified vegan materials, we strive to make sustainability the new normal.
We start with the most sustainable materials and processes possible to achieve the high quality and design of our shoes; but then we go one step further by scientifically measuring all of the impacts we make as a company and then investing in environmental initiatives to offset those impacts by 110%. AERA is redefining luxury footwear with ethics and transparency to make “luxury footwear without a footprint”.
ABOUT FIGURE EIGHT
Co-Founded by Tina Bhojwani, Figure Eight is a sustainable multi-brand retail concept that re-imagines the ecosystem of luxury fashion. It reflects the infinite possibilities of conscious discovery, community and collaboration, and is the first experiential boutique curated with a 360-degree approach to sustainability. Figure Eight showcases a selection of ethical, vegan brands across fashion, jewelry and beauty. Located in the heart of SoHo, Figure Eight will run through Spring 2022.