Fashion News: Tracy Reese Teams Up with Naturalizer for Sustainable Shoe Collection

Tracy Reese and Naturalizer have collaborated on a sustainable shoe collection

Hope for Flowers, her slow-fashion business model was inspired by color, her own personal wardrobe, and her signature floral prints and hand-painted stripes for the collection. Each style is personally designed by Reese in her Detroit-based studio. (Footwear News)

The Hope For Flowers x Naturalizer line, which is set to launch in March 2022, will include nine styles including flats, espadrilles and kitten heels, in colors such as scarlet red, sapphire blue, and fuchsia. The insole boards will be made from recycled molded plastic, recycled linings, and select fabric uppers made from sustainable yarns.

“I launched Hope For Flowers because I wanted to have a social enterprise as well as a clothing brand. The key to my vision is collaborating with like-minded brands to continue to drive change. Naturalizer is on its own path towards increased sustainable offerings, all the pieces fit. This is an environment I want to be part of,” Reese said in a statement. (Footwear News)

Proceeds from Tracy Reese x Hope for Flower Naturalizer collection will benefit Nest, a non-profit working to advance the artisan and maker economy. The funds will go toward Nest’s Makers United program, which provides free resources and market access opportunities to micro-maker businesses across the country with a focus on increasing diversity within local creative economies.

Article Credit: Footwear News, Image Credit: Tracy Reese

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