Luxury leather accessories designer Calleen Cordero has recently announced a donation partnership with environmental nonprofit Trees for the Future. Cordero’s donation will fund the planting of two trees for every pair of shoes, handbags and accessory item sold, as part of the strategic agro-foresters mission to build integrated and sustainable land-use systems worldwide.

For some Calleen Cordero Collection fans, this natural partnership complements Cordero’s current role within the fashion community as a thought leader and style influencer. “Her collections really blend old school craftsmanship with a modern design sensibility,” says Sarah Kelley, a self-described “shoe addict” and Cordero aficionado in Los Angeles. “Her designs really stand apart.”

Calleen Cordero is offered in over 200 specialty retailers worldwide such as Theodore, A’maree’s in Newport Beach, Margaret O’Leary, Isetan in Japan, Madison International as well as her 2 signature retail stores in Los Angeles. Starting as a precocious sixteen year old assistant shoe buyer for a high fashion brand, Ms. Cordero went on to work with footwear heavyweights like Dr. Martens, Kenneth Cole and Steve Madden before going out on her own more than 15 years ago.

Today, her collection combines Italian leather, semi-precious stones, double padded insoles for maximum comfort and her signature hardware details. Each shoe is made at her North Hollywood factory by the small cadre of artisans Cordero employs to produce her celebrated designs. Whether it’s a shoe heel made from a plank of responsibly forested alder and plywood, or the time consuming process of hand-lasting and sewing done there by her staff, Cordero’s respect for old school methods and environmental sustainability is immediately apparent to any visitor.

“I’m excited about our partnership with Trees for the Future,” shares the designer, “because it really promotes the values behind the products we create here and allows me the chance to give back.” Indeed, for many fashionistas, Calleen Cordero has chosen a cause that fits perfectly- combining environmental activism with an international reputation as a champion of sustainability and lasting beauty.
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About Trees for the Future
Since 1989, Trees for the Future has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and their country programs, they have empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands.