Published by PETA.

Nicora JohnsHighlighting the vegan-leather footwear revolution and reminding us how the new trend helps rectify disastrous effects of the leather industry, Stephanie Nicora, owner and founder of NICORA, gives PETA an unprecedented insider’s look at her process of creating 100 percent cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and fair-wage handmade shoes made from all-recycled materials in the company’s Los Angeles factory.

Here’s a woman who is revolutionizing the footwear industry with her tasteful, stylish collection—a vision that’s dazzled the public and her celebrity fans alike, including Alicia Silverstone and Tony Kanal of No Doubt, who has raved, “Animal-free, environmentally friendly, and U.S. made—[NICORA] is the future of footwear!”

“Consumers are more committed than ever to choosing options that are good for animals, the environment, and the health and safety of industry workers,” Nicora says. “We’re meeting that demand with a tasteful, fashionable product that everyone can feel good about.”

More and more companies are choosing to use cruelty-free and sustainable materials every day. Feeling inspired? It’s never been easier to wear vegan.

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