An essential element of any woman's wardrobe is her shoes. Vegan Store's products are Vegan Society approved and manufactured in factories with non-exploitative working practices within the EC. Their men's and women's shoes, boots and trainers are made from new micro fibres such as V Tex, which avoid the pollution of chromium tanning and are also cotton-backed, making them 75% biodegradable.
The tests which were carried out in cooperation with the EcoWaste Coalition and partner groups in India, Indonesia, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda found 17 of the 27 pairs of plastic shoes tested positive for phthalates which are associated with developmental and reproductive disorders, including incomplete testicular growth and decreased fertility in men.
Mink make vegan-friendly high heels that, quite frankly, Joan Collins would have approved of. These little numbers (sparkly and non) are all handmade in Italy by some of the finest shoemakers - these are the guys who also turn out heels for Christian Louboutin and the other haute couture houses, but with Mink they don't use leather.
All the shoes are simple beautiful designs, and you can choose the colour of the leather or vegan material to create a unique pair of shoes just for you, they are fully repairable which makes them long lasting and therefore sustainable as waste is reduced.
What's more however, clothing is a great opportunity to go that extra mile and really embrace the lifestyle of the person you're gifting to. Nowadays, many companies specialise in 'vegan footwear' - shoes that have been manufactured to strict regulations so that none of the materials or processes harm or involve animal life in any way.
You and me shop online then for wider selections, better prices, anticipation of delivery, and maybe the BIGGEST BONUS: that we can try on our new vegan boots with all our clothes in the privacy of our home - not just with the one outfit we happen to be wearing that one day in the store.
Although personally, I don't have an issue with animal products, as long as the animals are raised in cruelty-free conditions, I can certainly appreciate why this category is gaining popularity in the fashion world, after seeing some of the completely inhumane conditions that animals are put through (for direct consumption or by-production).
Our consumer-driven throw away” society is causing huge damage to the environment and the animals that live within it. So what's worse: keeping and using some old leather goods until they wear out, or chucking it all away into landfill sites. Novacas shoes is the house brand of popular US-based vegan boutique, MooShoes.
Each year, the global leather industry uses products from over a billion animals to produce fashion goods. Vegan power couple , Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, showed off their customized faux leather shoes at this year's Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Keeping my 2 leather items and the one wool one are still going to be reminders to me every time I choose to use them and will cause for me both concern as a vegan and motivation to keep making positive decisions moving forward. An increased customer interest in veganism” as well as a rise in online searches for related products” inspired leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer to launch a range of affordable gentleberg on kickstarter in 350 styles.
However, the shedding and environmental impact of microfibers from synthetic materials has been significantly undervalued in LCA datasets that the fashion industry relies on. In addition to recycled plastic, you'll find styles in other eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton canvas.
Good Guys is now a ‘must have' for the fashionista and the ethical shopper alike as her designs quickly became the raddest cruelty-free-vegan shoes around. Do yourself a favour, keep your leather belts, coats, shoes and furniture. Vegans, vegetarians and those concerned with animal rights usually do not wear leather shoes because they believe that it is cruel to wear animal skins.