thespeedycricket said: I know you oppose leather (for obvious reasons), but I was wondering what you think about leathers goods that are second-hand. I'm trying to make educated, ethical decisions and would appreciate your input. Thanks so much for your time!!! :)
This is such a great question, thank you for asking!!
Something that helps is thinking about leather the same way you would think about fur. Even though it is second hand, not everyone who sees you wearing it knows that. Wearing leather propagates the notion that wearing dead animals is acceptable. Plus, you’ll feel happier knowing you aren’t walking around in anyone else’s skin.
Hope that makes sense!! There are so many amazing faux leather products that look just like the real thing, we don’t need to trade style for compassion. :)