Sourcing Journal Interview

Sourcing Journal Interview

Is ‘Wine Leather’ the Future of Footwear? By Kate Nishimura The footwear and apparel industry is rife with innovations that seek to reduce dependence on traditionally employed materials—like leather—that wield adverse environmental implications. From mushrooms to cactus and pineapple leaves, brands and material innovators continue to hack into bio-based solutions that mimic the look and feel of animal hide, but are often made from flora in lieu of fauna. Italian footwear brand O2 Monde’s latest vegan “leather” is no exception. Founder Mirco Scoccia—a veteran of Bottega Veneta, Belstaff and Tory Burch and the current creative director for Aerosoles—says an adult beverage...

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How We Celebrate Global Recycling Day

How We Celebrate Global Recycling Day

Every year, the earth produces over 2 billion metric tons of solid waste and 46% of that is disposed unsustainably in landfills, incinerated, and littered or illegally dumped in the environment. At some point, there will be no more natural resources left. Now is the time to realize that every action counts and everyone can make a difference.

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Gaia Dergi Interview

Gaia Dergi Interview

Gaia Dergi recently interviewed O2 Monde's founder, Mirco Scoccia, regarding the future of traditional leather and all other innovative alternatives available. In this interview Mirco highlights the reason why vegan does not have to mean plastic if materials are sourced from the world's most innovative eco-materials manufacturers.

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Footwear Plus Magazine Press

Footwear Plus Magazine Press

O2 Monde was featured in full spread in Footwear Plus Magazine’s February 2021 Issue, the leading B2B fashion publication in the footwear industry. "As a startup, Mirco Scoccia, CEO of the sustainable fashion brand O2 Monde, says selling Direct To Consumer  is a way to get a foot into the door. 

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The Wall Street Journal Press

The Wall Street Journal Press

The Wall Street Journal lists O2 Monde's founder, Mirco Scoccia as an innovator in the growing plant-based fashion market, in the Life & Arts section on the thrice-monthly column, Off Brand, that delves into trends in the fashion and beauty industry, highlighting celebrities like Billie Ellish’s influence in making stylish vegan shoes mainstream.

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Planet Fashion Press

Planet Fashion Press

O2 Monde’s most recent featured cover story article is in Planet Fashion TV, a film production company and host of the the event “Sustainable New York Fashion Week”, with the goal of promoting cutting edge eco-friendly luxury products, fashion, art, architecture, interior design, music, and cultural trends to different cities around the world.

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Coveteur Interview

Coveteur Interview

Digital womenswear publisher, Coveteur interviewed Mirco regarding his use of innovative vegan materials such as Vitigna, the "wine leather" from Tuscany used in O2 Monde shoes. Mirco explains how beautiful Italian shoes can also be made with plant-based materials and good for the environment.

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Italian Shoes Interview

Italian Shoes Interview

O2 Monde was featured in Italian Shoes, the leading publication for Made In Italy shoes, covering Mirco's entire life and experience creating the brand — stating his "commitment for offering footwear with a balanced relationship between high quality and price.

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Bond Official Interview

Bond Official Interview

At the verge of the brand's launch, our founder Mirco was a featured cover story in the multimedia men’s publication BOND OFFICIAL to discuss his unique influence within fashion, shoes, and the now-global narrative of sustainable living — inspiring people to live consciously from head to toe.

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Glossy Interview

Glossy Interview

Prior to our launch, Glossy interviewed Mirco, highlighting how much his beliefs on sustainability have evolved since his time designing shoes for Bottega Veneta, Tory Burch, Cole Haan, and M.Gemi — and what makes O2 Monde stand out from the rest as an impactful, innovative, and futuristic footwear company.

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Footwear News Interview

Footwear News Interview

The renowned fashion destination, Footwear News interviewed Mirco about his dedication to style, sustainability, & affordability and the future of O2 Monde — showcasing The Greta, The Brigitte, and the Jane as their favorite pairs.

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Welcome to the Journal

Welcome to the Journal

Welcome to the O2 Monde journal. A big part of our mission, besides creating cruelty-free and expertly crafted vegan shoes, is to spread the word about sustainability and ethics and help create a better future. Because of that, we have included a journal with our e-commerce website – so that we can share the information that drives our business with you.

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