Po-Zu for Amazon Life

Autumn-Winter 2009

Po-Zu and Amazon Life have collaborated to develop the Well boot, which resembles a traditional Wellington boot for its waterproof qualities, but made entirely with pure natural materials. 

The beauty of this collaboration lies in the main upper boot’s material- a biodegradable ‘wild rubber’ (or vegetable leather), made from the Amazonian Seringueira rubber tree. The Kayapo Indians rubber tapers, who live and work deep in the Amazon rainforest, extract the latex by hand, and spread it onto an organic cotton canvas to undergo a long natural curing process. This is important sustainable product not only supports biodiversity conservation, but helps protect the Amazonian rainforest from deforestation.