Natalie Portman rocks fennel-based kicks on SNL

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In New York, vegan shoemaker Sydney Brown will launch a pair of biodegradable high heels later this summer, just months after A-lister Natalie Portman wore a pair on a recent episode of Saturday Night Live.

The shoes are made by binding organic cotton and thin slices of fennel before dying.

“It has been the most surprising because it’s so water resistant, and it’s very durable, and it’s been an amazing material,” Brown tells Veg News. “We’re really excited now that this is viable and we can go forward.” Brown plans to add vegan handbags to her 2019 collection as well.

According to Brown, fashion is the second largest polluter, behind oil. The pumps will be available online and in stores.