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A downright beautiful POV--to leather or not to leather IS quite the question? {via @lostinfiber - TY!} #vegan #ethical

A downright beautiful POV--to leather or not to leather IS quite the question? {via @lostinfiber - TY!} #vegan #ethical

, I have had a lot of time to think about the inner workings and cogs of the fashion system. One thing is for sure, my diet will certainly be far more vegan than it has in the past, now that I have experienced how good one can feel eating a diet of plant-based foods. I still grapple, though, with the use of leather in fashion accessories (at least by sustainable fashion definitions), as so many small businesses in Europe are dependent upon the craftsmanship of local leather goods production. Of course, I am an advocate for vegan shoes, bags, and jewelry designs (as well as some of the great names behind this movement), but I also know how wedded communities and cultures are to leather production methods. I support the evolution of ethical fashion, but I also support cultural diversity and the expression of artisan traditions. How to reconcile these differences?

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