Numerous animals are killed to satisfy taste buds of humans, providing for our fashion statements should be the last thing animals are killed for. I understand that for many of us branded handbags/shoes/belts (like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Coach) are a status-style-andWhatNot symbol but still check out this video to gain some insight on where leather comes from – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcVDSSqdkFs

 

blank nyc, american eagle, vegan leather
Vegan Leather Jacket
I try my best to buy non leather products, companies have to specify on the label if it is manmade polyester or real leather. Quality-wise manmade polyester products are as good as real leather. Most of the products that you see on this blog are vegan/faux leather. I admit to buying leather products at a time when I was ignorant about how the leather industry works. And yes, I am guilty of owning those fancy handbags, those will never make it to this blog. If you see any leather products – brands on this blog then they were bought a long time back and I am in no way promoting the use of leather.

 I am not asking you to give up what you already have but I urge all the readers of this blog to minimize buying leather products. Again, please check out the video and make an informed decision.

red pants, black shoes, leather jacket.
mixed with all black brings out that bright red.

Black turtleneck: Banana Republic

Vegan leather jacket: Blank NYC

Red Pant: American Eagle

Black Shoes: Vaneli (manmade)