PETA Partners With Bath Fashion Museum for Vegan Shoe Exhibit

 

PETA Partners With Bath Fashion Museum for Vegan Shoe Exhibit

Bath – When the Fashion Museum in Bath reopens today, it will kick off a new footwear exhibition, Shoephoria! – which, thanks to PETA, will include vegan shoes.

The exhibition traces the evolution of British shoe style, and after PETA pointed out that animal- and eco-friendly vegan designs represent the best of modern fashion, the museum agreed to include vegan footwear.. The exhibition now includes leather-free designs by Dr Martens and Pīferi, both PETA Fashion Award winners, and vegan footwear pioneer Beyond Skin has provided a pair of shoes made from cactus leather and a pair previously worn by Miley Cyrus.

High-resolution photos are available here.

“Any showcase of British footwear would be incomplete without the leaders in vegan design,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is proud to help the Fashion Museum celebrate some of the iconic designers who are sparing cows and helping to protect the planet with every pump, mule, and boot.”

A PETA video exposé of the world’s largest leather producer revealed that gentle cows and bulls were branded on the face, electroshocked, and beaten before being killed for their skin. Turning animal skins into leather requires the use of 130 different chemicals – including cyanide – and leather production generates massive amounts of the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. The World Bank has also reported that cattle ranching is responsible for over 80% of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest since 1970.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Contact:

Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]

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