I have heard people use the term “fabric” for leather. Leather is animal skin, but I guess people prefer the euphemism—fabric.
The little bunny on my sidebar lets readers know that my blog is fur-free. I wear faux fur to promote the look without cruelty. I have a hard time now to wear leather. Once upon a time, I thought it was a byproduct and it would be thrown in the garbage because the animals (mostly cows and pigs) were killed for meat.
I found out from my daughter, Jean, it is actually a co-product with much money to be made, all at the expense and abuse of these poor animals.
Leather is now like fur to me: the skin of dead animals and it is making me very sad to wear it. I am finding faux leather and canvas shoes that are comfortable, stylish and cruelty-free. I have not given away my leather shoes yet, but I still feel sad when I wear them.
Fur and leather production uses so many chemicals and pollutes the environment. It is not eco-friendly as they would like to pretend.
Thank you Jean! I hope people will take the time to check out the links that will inform them of the needless suffering of countless sentient beings and how we can all help animals simply by not buying animal products.
Thanks for the wealth of information I have read on your blog.
I love how you call it Sunshine and Slaughter, explaining that someday you hope the “S” will be dropped and it will be a world of sunshine and laughter!!
note: Jean’s blog is not graphic
Thank you for caring and sharing!!
For the love of animals ❤️
This outfit has lots of textures: my hat is corduroy, the jacket is a shiny leather-look with sparkly buttons and a floral design on the hem with tiny studs.
I’ve added a gray lace scarf for a feminine touch.
Vegan cross-body bag with fun fringes is from Drizzle and Shine.
These are my favourite black faux leather and faux suede pants. Booties look like suede but are velvet and the floral print keeps my outfit looking lady-like and soft.
“Style isn’t worth the suffering.” ~Jean Coburn
We can all make it a better world with compassion. ~carmen coburn