Are you vegan or vegetarian? Are you fed up of seeing gorgeous shoes and not being able to buy them because they are made of leather?
Why not write to the shoe companies you like and ask them to make more vegan shoes?
The more of us write in and let companies know we want to give them our money, the more likely we are to get them on our side.
To participate in the More Vegan Shoes, please! campaign, just fire up an email or a contact page message, copy and paste the text below, add their name at the top and your name at the bottom and choose between vegan or vegetarian as applicable. You can add comments or edit things to make it more personal (always better) then just email it to your favourite shoe comapny’s email address with your subject of choice (maybe “More Vegan Shoes, please!”).
Here are some email address of my favourite shoe companies that could use a vegan range. Feel free to send in some more and I’ll add them here.
Dear (company or person’s name goes here) ,
Your shoes are amazing and I would love to be able to buy them.
However, I am a vegetarian / vegan and have chosen not to buy or use leather products for ethical reasons. This means I cannot buy any of your shoes, even though I really like your style.
I realise that even in this day and age leather is still the industry standard material for making shoes. Ethical living and conscious consumerism are growing trends, though, and veganism and vegetarianism are on the increase worldwide.
Today’s vegetarians and vegans come from all walks of life and many, like myself, are fashion conscious and interested in current fashion trends and style. A quick search on the Internet will show you how big the vegan and vegetarian fashion scene is. All of these are potential customers, who are currently unable to buy any of your products.
I urge you to consider following in the footsteps of many other respected shoe designers and companies who have introduced a vegan range in their collections so that vegans and vegetarians like myself can enjoy their designs.
Many shoes could be easily adapted to the vegan lifestyle by replacing non-vegan linings and soles with alternative vegan materials. With growing awareness of eco living and today’s technological advances, there are many viable alternatives to the use of leather in shoemaking available today. These allow you to offer a truly cruelty-free product without damaging the quality and overall appearance of the shoe.
I hope you will consider adding more vegan styles to your range.
(your name goes here)