Why Should We Choose Vegan Footwear?
As more of us turn to veganism, it can be tricky to find high-quality vegan footwear. When we say ‘vegan footwear’, we mean footwear that doesn’t contain leather, fur, wool — or any other animal by-product. Leather is a fairly common material in the footwear industry, but it’s far from glamorous.
By 2025, the number of cows slaughtered annually to satisfy the demand for leather is expected to reach 430 million. Sometimes, this ‘high-end’ commodity can be made from the skin of dogs and cats. It’s not just the animal cruelty — the leather tanning process has been linked with several cancers found in tannery workers, as well as toxic run-off.
Nowadays, we have so many alternatives — like synthetic leather and faux fur — that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free!