Marjan van Aubel is a solar designer from the Netherlands who takes solar cells and integrates them into everyday life. Marjan is wearing boots from a collection that is made of responsibly-sourced leathers.Read more
Alice Aedy is a photo journalist, documentary film-maker and activist from London. Her work addresses environmental and social issues through the stories of real people she meets. Alice uses these powerful stories to inspire and encourage others to take action.
Alice started out as a photo-journalist after studying politics and history. Early on, she visited a refugee camp, planning to stay for only a few days. For months, she continued to visit camps as a volunteer, always with her camera. “Over time, I learned how to take photos and start building relationships after watching other journalists.” In the years since, Alice has photographed forced-migration in Europe and the Middle East, and people living on the front-lines of climate change. Alice tackles tough issues like drought and rising sea levels in humanistic ways.
To Alice, being a hero for nature is not exclusive. Everyone who cares about the planet we live on can be one. “There’s no need to be a perfect activist. That shouldn’t stop anyone from getting involved.” She believes simply engaging can be the first step. “Don’t look away. We can all engage and be better activists.”
Alice believes success is happening today with youth-led movements.
“It’s an exciting time. We are changing social attitudes by changing consumerism. People are being more conscious. More and more people want to have a positive impact on the planet.”
Our hero Alice Aedy is featured in the Courmayeur Valley boots this season. Not only do they look incredible, they’re extremely versatile for when this heroic woman is out greening the world or spreading the word.
The collection comes in five styles: Chelsea boots, 6-inch boots, shearling-lined boots, faux fur (of course) boots, and tall boots.