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LA's MOVMT Fights Plastic Pollution with Stylish Shoes & More

Image via MOMVT
Image via MOMVT

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We couldn't sing enough praises for local do-gooder brands like basics line Povertees and eco-friendly sunnies brand Giving Tree Eyewear, and it seems we weren't the only folks in the charity-loving choir. And while emerald is indeed the Pantone-appointed hue of the year, there's another way to get in on the green living game. Enter earth-minded LA label The People's Movement, aka MOVMT, who's fighting the battle against plastic pollution with their line of stylish steppers, tees and accessories for men and women.

Priced at $25 to $150, the collection is crafted from upcycled materials made from plastic bags collected from the beaches of Bali and Cali. That's not all: the brand also donates a portion of sales to 5 GYRES, a non profit org dedicated to helping the world ditch single-use plastics. If the label's print happy kicks and flats (yes, they've got sneaker wedges too) or the fact that boho blogger Shiva Rose is a fan hasn't already convinced you to join the MOMVT, check out co-founder Mark Wystrach discuss the deal about plastic in a 10-minute vid after the jump.

Plastic SEAS from Jeneene Chatowsky on Vimeo.

Ready to do good and look good? Find local stockists (including Nordstrom at The Grove and SaMo) here or shop online here.
· MOVMT [Official Site]
· Giving Tree Eyewear Makes Stylish Sunnies You Can Sit On [Racked]
· LA Label Povertees Stitches Stylish Shirts to Help the Homeless [Racked]