terra%20plana%20doll.jpgTerra Plana has got to be my favourite footwear brand of all time, with its gorgeously bendy, totally chic and wonderfully wearable sustainable shoes that just keep getting better.

So I was delighted to get a sneak peek of some of the new Terra Plana styles for Autumn/Winter 07 last week, along side a charming new range called 'Sole of Africa', which the company's founders have launched as a side project called Soul of Africa, to help support AIDS orphans in South Africa. Unemployed local women are taught to hand-paint the shoes, so each pair is a unique edition, and £3 of every pair will be donated to charity. The range will be available in time for Christmas. Keep an eye on Hippyshopper for eco shoe heaven.