The Parachute Club

I’ve never been flat-footed, preferring sky-high stilts on most occasions.

However, on the recent occasion of Earth Day, I was impressed to come across these little darlings, which have both their heels and the ears of consciousness close to the ground.

Flat-out Fuchsia

The bow-tied flats are a collaboration between Spanish sole-sters Pretty Ballerinas (a division of MASCARÓ – who have been making handmade ballet slippers since 1918) and Brit dress designer, Debbi Little. They are made from the silk of vintage parachutes.

Graceful in grey

Little initially started using the environmentally friendly fabric to end the exploitation of garment workers in the fashion industry. After being cleaned, the 1950s fabric is hand dyed in vibrant hues.

Apple green with envy

Conscious couture that makes common sense, too.

Can’t say I’ll give up the stilts or take up bows, but I’ve been known to carry a spare pair of flats in my bag – even ballerina flats.

Treading on turquoise

The Montreal boutique will have the exclusive collection as of May 1st.

Chaussures Pretty Ballerinas‎: 392 avenue Victoria, Westmount, Montreal  1.514.489.3030

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