So one thing I started thinking about when I became vegan was all aspects of animal farming, and by living a plant-based lifestyle, I did not want to support the meat industry and factory farming at all. That included owning anything leather. I watched a documentary on how leather and fur was harvested for shoes and jackets and it was highly disturbing to say the least. For the sake of it, I really think you should watch it too on the documentary Earthlings. ￼
That was it for me, I had to clean out my closet and figure out where I was going to start shopping for clothes and shoes that had nothing to do with animal cruelty or human cruelty. I wanted to make sure my clothes weren’t produced in a sweatshop in some foreign country either.
I was able to find two of my favorite brands that actually have jumped on board with the plant based lifestyle. I wear vegan Birkenstock sandals in the summer and Dr. Marten’s vegan boots in the winter.￼
I was actually incredibly shocked that these brands had come up with a product that supports this lifestyle and choice. Throughout my journey I learned that it wasn’t always about food, being plant-based meant doing what you can to go all natural in general as a consumer￼￼.
I remember the very first pair of Doc Marten’s I ever owned, and they were Calf length and cherry red. I loved those boots. Honesty , now I think more in terms of comfort then fashion, but let’s face it, Doc Martens hold out forever and to me, they are a classic￼. They’ve actually developed almost every style of boot, for guys too, and made a vegan version., just like the featured image above. Check it out:
The Birkenstock’s, these ones are definitely known for their comfort value. I found the cutest pair that go with every single outfit I would wear because they have black, brown, gray, and white all in one shoe. They are 100% vegan and Birkenstock is another company that has definitely stepped up to join the revolution and produce plant based products instead of only leather. Here’s my favorite pair:
Aren’t they the cutest? They have vegan options in almost every style for men as well.￼
So, as winter continues to hit us hard and as we are still working to hold onto our New Year’s resolutions, I hope that you are having fun being the best version of you and I hope to see you back for so many more great products and ideas to help get you through your day.
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