Today’s article is dedicated to Ethical WARES, a UK shop that’s been serving the vegan community for 21 years! Throughout, they’ve been spreading a message of compassion and nonviolence through their various animal friendly products. They also engage in fair trade, locally sourced manufacturers, support the Tibetan freedom movement, and run a socially conscious indie music label. They even have room to take care of 50 animals in Caegwyn, Wales!
Beyond Skin, a high end ladies’ vegan shoe label, teamed up with PETA earlier this year to sponsor a design competition for the next big model in their lineup. Just in time for your fancy New Year’s party, the winning shoe is now available for the masses.
The Alice, named in honor of its designer, fashion student Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, can be seen above. Alice’s shoe is handmade in Spain from 100% vegan microfiber suede and a faux-reptile-print polyurethane – both sourced from Italy. Even better, 10% of the pre-tax profits from each sale will be donated to PETA’s campaigns for animals.
The Alice is available at Beyond Skin, starting December 22. If the Alice isn’t your style, they’ll be having a big sale on Christmas Eve, so check them out next week!
Readers of this blog probably are aware that Macbeth makes vegan shoes, and if you don’t know what Peta is, well we have no idea how you are on this site right now. But what is new is that they’ve recently teamed up to design and promote a version of Macbeth’s Gatsby shoe. This model is animal free, featuring grey canvas and red laces, as well as an image of Peta2’s “Not a Nugget” character on the insole.
What’s also interesting is that the shoe is released in conjunction with a cruelty free footwear and clothing campaign called “The First Step.” They’ve garnered the support of bands and musicians to encourage [young] people to abstain from buying leather and other animal goods – this Macbeth shoe is a good place to start. For me, you can’t really go wrong with a grey canvas sneaker. And Macbeth has always offered vegan shoes, so we here at VK give them big ups. We would like to see them convert their entire catalog to cruelty free, but still, thanks for spreading the word and keep up the good work!