In their May 2008 issue, Parent & Child included an article titled "Clothes with a Conscience" about eco-friendly kids attire. Softstar moccasins were featured in both leather and vegan styles. Below are photos as well as some content from the article:
Clothes with a Conscience
By Vanessa McGrady, photography by Peter LaMasto for Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine, May 2008
Every choice we make as consumers has an impact on our environment's health—and on our own. Choosing green clothing can be smart, affordable, cute and easy if you know a few facts about the environmental issues behind the manufacturing process and where to go for delightful duds. After looking over our tips, you'll be ready for the eco-fashion "runway."
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