The Autumn Wardrobe Essential – Vegan Dr. Martens!
With so many great fashion retailers and brands catering to the rapidly expanding vegan market, you most definitely don’t have to compromise on style when it comes to being cruelty-free. Dr. Martens is demonstrating this point perfectly with an awesome range of its classic boots – but minus the leather! “Dr. Martens is proud to offer vegan consumers its world-famous air-cushioned styles in the highest quality animal-free materials, which replicate our standard footwear right down to the very last detail and even boast a more natural-feeling heel loop”, the company announced. Whether hanging out in Camden or taking in the October colours in the park, boots from Dr. Martens’ stylish vegan range are the perfect footwear for the autumn and winter seasons. And being vegan means that no animals were harmed for your look. As revealed in Stella McCartney’s shocking exposé of the leather industry, most of the millions of cows and other animals who are killed for their skins endure the horrors of factory farming, including extreme crowding and deprivation as well as castration, branding, tail-docking and dehorning – all without any painkillers. Because skin is the most economically important co-product of the meat industry, buying leather directly supports the horrors of factory farming. Plus, the environmental footprint of animal-free fabrics – regardless of whether they are natural or synthetic – is minor compared to the environmental devastation of factory farming and tanneries. Dr. Martens is asking its fans what they stand for. If you stand for animal rights and compassionate fashion, let the iconic brand know using #standforsomething on Twitter and thank the company for offering a vegan alternative.