Donate Shoes to Refugees and Get 20 Per Cent off a New Vegan Pair
Communities around the UK and beyond are reacting to the EU refugee crisis. While governments procrastinate, the images and heartbreaking stories of refugees on the shores of the Mediterranean, outside Hungarian train stations and in the camps at Calais are prompting caring people to take action.
Groups have formed in London to deliver much-needed supplies to those in need in “Jungle Camp” in Calais, and the staff at PETA have been collecting items, too, but like many of you, we want to do more. We’ve partnered with compassionate PETA-Approved Vegan shoe companies Beyond Skin, Bourgeois Boheme, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, NAK Fashion and Wills London to encourage people to donate old shoes and boots, items in urgent demand, in exchange for a 20 per cent discount on new vegan footwear. We will then ensure that the donated shoes are distributed by grassroots groups to those in need, aiding refugees while promoting cruelty-free footwear which helps animals who suffer and die by the hundreds of millions each year at the hands of the leather industry.
All living beings, human and non-human alike, should have the right to live with dignity, free from suffering and fear. By extending our circle of compassion, we can make the world a better place for everyone.
Please join us by sending your quality used shoes and boots, and in return, you’ll receive a 20 per cent off voucher from the participating shoe company of your choice.
Beyond Skin creates luxury designer ethical vegan ladies shoes for the discerning and style-led.
Bourgeois Boheme is a London-based footwear brand for men and women. Its shoes are vegan and ethically produced with the finest vegan leather and natural materials.
Good Guys are some of raddest cruelty-free-vegan shoes around and are a “must-have” for the fashionista and the ethical shopper alike.
NAK Fashion is an exciting new luxury vegan shoe brand based in London and offering shoes for anyone who seeks ethical and sustainable fashion accessories.
Wills London is about getting the latest fashions out there at fair prices while not hurting animals or people in the process.
Our “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo is a way of recognising these progressive compassionate businesses – and helping ethical consumers identify where to shop with confidence.
The Problem With Leather
Before being killed for shoes, many animals endure all the horrors of factory farming – including intensive confinement inside filthy cages or pens, castration without pain relief, chronic infections and disease caused by extreme crowding and a terrifying trip to the abattoir. More than 1 billion animals are killed worldwide for the leather trade every single year, from cows and calves to horses, lambs, goats and pigs – and even dogs and cats. When you wear leather, there’s no easy way to know for sure whose skin you’re in. Learn more about the cruel leather industry.
Modern cruelty-free microfiber looks and breathes like leather but lasts longer, repels water and doesn’t cost cows, sheep or any other animals an arm or a leg – so there’s no excuse for killing animals for their skins.
How It Works
Send your quality used shoes or boots to:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation
8 All Saints St
London N1 9RL
Please be sure to include your name and e-mail address with the shoes and the name of which of the five companies you would like to receive a discount code from. You’ll then receive an e-mail from Beyond Skin, Bourgeois Boheme, Good Guys, NAK Fashion or Wills London with your voucher so that you can get shopping. It’s simple!
For more ways to show compassion to refugees trying to find safety in Europe, please see these suggestions from The Independent.