Some of you might remember that last summer, I blogged about the top 10 places to find vegan women’s shoes. Well, proving once again that when it comes to fashion—as with most things—vegans are ahead of the curve, the Wall Street Journal recently ran an article all about fashionable vegan footwear!
The authors of the article gave the thumbs up to cruelty-free pumps,
boots, and flats by Olsenhaus, Neuaura, Stella McCartney, and Toms,
schooling the Wall Street Journal’s more than 2 million readers in the
virtues of vegan fashion. (Yes, I said 2 million—it is the second
largest paper in the country, after all!)
No doubt, we’ll be hearing more buzz about vegan footwear (and
cruelty-free fashion in general) as savvy shoppers seek out “green”
additions to their wardrobe. Vegan products are pretty much synonymous
with eco-chic—environmentally friendly style that is taking fashion
magazines and runways by storm.
Unlike leather products, vegan shoes, belts, and bags don’t require
harmful chemicals to keep them from, um, decomposing. Leather is also
an environmental no-no
because tanneries pollute groundwater and streams and because raising
animals for their flesh and skin wastes massive amounts of
resources—not to mention that it sentences animals to cruel deaths!
Are you still scuffing around in the skins of dead animals? Maybe
it’s time to get in step with fashion—and compassion—and treat your
feet to a pair of pleather shoes!
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.