Benefits of Vegan Footwear

Multiple people across the globe are opting for veganism, so how could fashion stay behind? If veganism is a lifestyle in which people exclude consuming animal products and avoid animal cruelty and exploitation as much as possible. Vegan footwear naturally means shoes or footwear that is made cruelty free and free of animal products. This niche is slowly and organically growing all across the globe. Multiple brands are turning and if you’re wondering what could be the reason? Here’s a list of benefits of going completely vegan with your conscious fashion choices as well!

No animals are killed for material

The process to obtain leather is by using the skins of many animals, including sheep, goats, kids, calves, pigs, horses, cattle, etc. Many of these animals are tortured and put through the horrors of severe crowding, unanesthetized castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning only to obtain skin that we will use for our fashion interests. To obtain fur animals on fur farms are killed in the most insensitive manner, such as gassing and head-to-tail electrocution. Fox and other dogs are generally electrocuted through the mouth and anus; with the intention to cause them severe pain. If as citizens we can avoid that torture and opt for more ethical fashion choices, we protect from animal torture and still live a fashionable lifestyle isn’t it a win-win?

No products are tested on animals

Not only are vegan footwear brands not killing animals for their skin but also extremely mindful of the fact that none of the products are tried and tested on animals. Rather there are sophisticated tests conducted using human cells and tissues, advanced computer-modeling techniques (often referred to as in silico models), and studies with human volunteers.

Affordability

This is a crowd favorite. Who doesn’t like saving money on shopping? Guilty! I do. Genuine leather costs a bomb and on the minus is made from animal skin. Opting for vegan shoes also means saving money and achieving your desired looks without going broke! And let me burst a myth related to no leather shoes, who said these don’t have a long shelf life? If you know the right way to take care of your shoes that is just 3 basic steps and you’ll be good to go!

  • Avoid getting excessively dry
  • Invest in commercial leather conditioner, and use it every six months or more to keep the material free from cracks.
  • To clean these all you have to do is wipe them with a damp cloth dipped in mild shampoo and water.

Super Fashionable

When you opt for vegan products, you also have the freedom to choose from more options than you would be left with when you’re going for animal leather, fur, or wool. Vegan brands also stand for sustainability, which means as a consumer one also needs to be mindful of their purchase choices. Buying a new vegan shoe every week doesn’t stand for the values of environmental and ecosystem sustainability. Therefore, one must not start hoarding their cupboard with products and toss them off as soon as the trend is over, veganism also stands for slow and sustainable fashion, which as consumers is our ethical responsibility towards society and our future generation.

Lesser Water Consumption

We all know how important the conservation of water is alongside animals and the environment. Here’s also where vegan products have an upper hand. During the manufacturing process of genuine leather, a large amount of water is required in the process manufacturing, whereas in the production process of vegan leather the requirement of water is comparatively lesser. This is because, vegan shoes are made of plants like mushrooms, bananas, apples, and even cork or cactus that are naturally irrigated by rainwater. Therefore, they don’t need as much water to become leather substitutes.

So, now that you have all the knowledge as to why opting for a vegan brand is more animal-friendly, environment-friendly, and sustainable I’m sure you will make the right choice as a consumer of this market. We here at zouk believe in the most ethical way of promoting fashion, and manufacturing our products. Our products are made of jute khadi fabric which is one of the most sustainable and long-lasting materials, we also are 100% PETA approved and vegan. What are you waiting for? Grab your Zouk sandals already. Stay conscious! Stay stylish!