Increasingly people who feel uncomfortable with the use of animal products, are opting for some form of alternative lifestyle such as vegetarianism or veganism.
Veganism is the strictest form of vegetarianism.
” Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”
By this definition, leather shoes, accessories and/or clothing are avoided by vegans in favour of synthetic products.
Leather: the pros and cons
Pro: Leather is a durable product which ages well, often acquiring a desirable appearance through wear. Environmentally, traditional production is said to be a ‘closed-loop’ system which replenishes itself.