New ‘PETA-Approved Vegan’ Trainers on the High Street, Courtesy of Esprit!

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With the demand for cruelty-free clothing, shoes and accessories greater than ever, international retailer Esprit is ramping up its animal- and eco-friendly credentials by launching a stylish new collection of leather-free trainers for women! The new line even carries a “PETA-Approved Vegan” hanging tag, making it super-easy for shoppers to make sure that their purchases are animal-friendly.



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The new collection is available online as well as at Esprit’s shops in more than 40 countries – including London’s Regent Street flagship store.

We’d like to thank Esprit for setting a wonderful example of sustainable, ethical fashion for retailers around the world to follow.

The leather trade is one of the most damaging industries on the planet, because of its wide-scale abuse and slaughter of animals, the pollution it generates and the damage it causes to human health.

Approximately 1.6 billion cows are killed for their skins each year – 80 per cent in developing countries such as Bangladesh, India and China, where animal welfare laws are either non-existent or not enforced. As a result, these animals usually live and die in the worst possible conditions and may be skinned and dismembered while still conscious. 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.

There’s no need to support this appalling industry. For more top fashion picks made from ethical animal-free fabrics, check out some of the other companies on our ever-growing PETA-Approved Vegan list.


  • John Carmody commented on July 24, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Great news!

    • loretta commented on August 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Fantastic – I know where I’ll be heading for my next set of gutties !! well done Esprit

  • Wendy Francis commented on July 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I’m not a vegan but I am interested in buying these. Thanks

  • Heidi commented on July 25, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Yay! I’m so glad this is happening! Can’t wait to buy a pair or two!

  • Amy commented on July 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Awesome!! I think I may get ripped by my ignorant, carnivorous friends and family but I love em! I need some vegan knee boots for the winter now…

  • Guillermo R R Malpica commented on July 26, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Need more info to get vegan cloth too

  • Global Organic Coffee commented on July 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Fantastic! will be getting some more visitors from us 🙂

  • Amanda commented on August 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    It’s important to contribute toward purchasing a pair of vegan shoes from Esprit, prove to them and others that it’s worth going vegan – support will come!

  • Lorena Peinado commented on August 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Me parece muy bien que cada quien en nuestro ambito podamos ayudar a los animales que sufren por nuestra causa y contribuir en algo a que tengan una vida digna y una muerte sin sufrimiento.

  • Chana commented on August 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Fantastic! I’m looking out for this. Hopefully it will also be available in Holland.

  • Ann Hallbom Lech, Sweden commented on August 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I am glad that Esprit company take this step! I am already a customer and I salute the descision.

  • Jo Loveland commented on August 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Is the glue used to keep these together cruelty free as well?

  • Rachael RH commented on August 8, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Great!! I hope they make it to Aussie shores! I will be getting some straight away to support a company who makes such an awesome effort to provide cruelty free merchandise! Go Esprit 😉

  • FABRE commented on August 8, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Superbe nouvelle, moi je trouve cela extraordinaire…..! BRAVO.

  • Ravi Sanan commented on August 9, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Happy to see a step forward in the Race for Vegan World..!!

  • jennifer commented on August 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I Will buy your goods…I will support any thing that is against animal cruelty.
    Applause you Esprit

  • Paul commented on August 12, 2014 at 9:05 am

    There’s no talk of their environmental impact though? In purchasing oil based shoes are we not just swapping animal cruelty for planet cruelty?

  • Izabella Takacs commented on August 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Assez de la cruauté!

  • Cindy commented on August 20, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    But there’s no e-shop in my country?

  • Emily commented on September 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Just got a pair for my birthday!!! They’re great and so comfy

  • Emily commented on September 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm


  • susana commented on September 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Great !! I hope more follows : o )

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