It may surprise you to learn that many leather products – including shoes, belts, and bags – are made from not only cattle but also a variety of other animals. These may include crocodiles, fish, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, seals, deer, dogs, and cats, among others.
The production of leather involves animal hides, which are typically obtained through the slaughter of these animals. In many cases, the animals are killed specifically for this purpose, although some hides may come from animals that have died of natural causes.
While leather is perhaps the most well-known animal-derived material used in footwear, it is not the only one. Other materials may include fur, wool, and silk, all of which are also obtained through animal slaughter.
It is important to note that the use of animal-derived materials in footwear is a contentious issue, with many people concerned about the ethical implications of killing animals for fashion. As a result, alternative materials are becoming more common.
Vegan shoes are a type of footwear that is created without using any materials derived from animals. They are also not tested on animals, which means they are cruelty-free. Instead, vegan shoes are made from either plant-based materials or synthetic alternatives, such as microfiber or natural rubber.
One of the most popular leather alternatives for vegan shoes is Pineapple Leather. This innovative material is made from cellulose fibers extracted from the leaves, and top and bottom parts of the pineapple, which are usually discarded as waste. Pineapple Leather is a sustainable, eco-friendly, and ethical alternative to traditional leather and has a lower environmental impact.
In summary, choosing vegan shoes is a great way to support animal welfare, the environment, and ethical fashion.
OAT Baby Club exclusively offers vegan shoes, especially those made from plant-based materials, which is a more sustainable and ethical option for footwear, despite the fact that everything we produce has an impact on the environment.