We are an ethical footwear label, passionately doing what we can to trade in a manner that is kind to our fellow humans, animals and wherever possible our precious planet. Essentially, we are wildly dedicated to proving that fashion and ethics can go hand in hand! Put a guilt free spring in your step and be the change you wish to see in the world.
No humans, animals or small children were harmed in the making of our shoes.
EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made.
EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.
The film is narrated by Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix and features music by platinum-selling recording artist Moby. Initially ignored by distributors, today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world. “Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most,” said Phoenix. “For every one person who sees EARTHLINGS, they will tell three.”
The concept of ‘seva’, or service, is highly valued at SPC. Karma Yoga Jewelry is a line where a full 100% of net proceeds are forwarded to one of five not-for-profit organizations yearly.
SPC has been evolving since 2000 as a company based on the artistic vision of Sonja Picard. With over 300 pieces in the Collection, a Couture line, Karma Yoga Jewelry for charity, Manipura Belts, sculpture, and a home décor line filling her gallery, SPC continues to be a playground of expression for the designer.
Yogic consciousness permeates SPC’s corporate principles. Sonja explains, “Thoughtful consumption and how we leave the Earth and its resources for future souls is a mindful yogic principle of karmic consciousness, and this translates as ahimsa, or non-injury.”
This attention is also applied as a concerted effort in the reduction of carbon imprint. SPC’s intention is to work with local suppliers and artisans, thus buoying the local economy and creating lasting relationships within the community. This mandate also supports Sonja’s vision to maintain the highest quality and excellence in each and every piece that bears her name.
The Sonja Picard Collection can be found in stores and galleries in North America. The SPC Studio, Gallery and Showroom is located in Ladner Village, outside of Vancouver, British Columbia.