Topshop Launches ‘PETA-Approved Vegan’ Shoe Collection
Great news! Topshop has launched a “PETA-Approved Vegan” shoe range for the new season.
The collection consists of six designs, each available in two colour options. The range is handmade in Spain using 100 per cent vegan materials – including non-animal glue.
This move by the retail giant comes in response to the sky-rocketing demand for vegan and sustainable clothing – and Topshop is not alone in recognising that the future of fashion is vegan.
The fashion industry is known for making statements and, from high end to the high street, forward-thinking designers are making more compassionate and eco-friendly choices by keeping animals out of their collections.
Vegan living is the fastest-growing lifestyle across all developed economies, and consumers are looking to purchase shoes, clothes, and accessories that are consistent with their values – for both animals and the planet.
By going vegan, we not only stop contributing to the violence that’s inherent in industries that exploit and kill animals for profit but also help protect the environment.
Turning animal skin into footwear, garments, and accessories requires massive amounts of energy and toxic chemicals that are harmful to the planet. The “Pulse of the Fashion Industry” report revealed that three of the four most environmentally damaging materials are animal-derived. Leather was identified as the most polluting material in fashion, with double the impact of polyurethane (PU) leather.
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What You Can Do
Animals are not ours to wear, and when used for their skin, hair, wool, or feathers, they’re treated like nothing more than a collection of body parts instead of the sensitive, intelligent individuals they are. But thanks to brands such as Topshop, the fashion industry is changing and we’re moving towards a kinder and more sustainable future.
To shop for animal-free shoes, clothing, and accessories, check out some of the brands that are using the “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo: