Posts made in September 24th, 2012

Wearing Me Thin: The Ethics of Vegans and Leather

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in On The Street | 0 comments

Wearing Me Thin: The Ethics of Vegans and Leather

A few days ago, I was making the rounds at the shoe store when I came across an especially fetching pair of seasonally¬†appropriate, visually interesting, coral peep-toe Miu Miu heels… the type of shoe that would make any sartorially-minded female swoon with jealousy. Except: they were made from 100% Italian leather. Now, any average person would consider this to be a boon, as we traditionally equate leather (especially Italian leather) with luxury, quality and comfort. Since antiquity, animal skins were pretty much the informal dress code, and leather is still regarded as the epitome...

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