Things to be happy about
There is not much to say. We think to use leather in our clothes is soooo last year. Vegan is our future. It is the biggest reason why we think this brand is worth everyone's attention. They MAKE VEGAN SHOES. We think everyone should step in their tomorrow with cruelty free, vegan shoes!
ALL MADE IN EUROPE
It is a big thing if we are talking about ethical and safe working conditions. BEYOND SKIN make their shoes in Spain where all workers are safe because proper laws are protecting them from work abuse or low salaries. It is a big issue in ASIA and usually fast fashion brands are using this to their advantage.
FULLY SUSTAINABLE BY 2025
Faux leather is not that innocent how you might think. BUT this vegan brand is working to be as friendly to our environment as possible. By 2025 they want to use only sustainable fabrics. We hope they will reach this goal sooner.
Things you should also know
VEGAN IS NOT ALWAYS FRIENDLY
Vegan fashion products are friendly to animals that is for sure. BUT vegan materials are not that friendly to our environment. Making vegan leather most of the time includes plastic. We think we do not need to explain why plastic is not a thing to be happy about. BEYOND SKIN are trying to solve this problem. They have a few options that are more friendly to the environment. That’s 100 % recycled PU vegan leather lining. It is much better than PVC vegan leather. AND "dinamica" faux suede made from 100 % recycled PET plastic. You can find shoes made from these materials down below.
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
First of all, VEGAN SHOES ARE AMAZING! And BEYOND SKIN is doing great job. BUT not excellent. This brand was founded in 2001, so it has been more than 18 years in the market. They had plenty of time to be more environmentally friendly as they are to animals and ethical work conditions. BUT it is their goal and maybe we lack information about how difficult it is to change. As we mentioned they have a few great choices already. Give them a try!
To make something from leather you need SO MUCH OF WATER that you can even imagine. But let’s try. When you buy just ONE PAIR of leather shoes it is the same as to take a BATH EVERY DAY for 40 YEARS. How many pairs of leather shoes do you have?
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