By Katie Johnson
Your school year is about to start! One of the big highlights of going back is being able to wear one of your fave outfits (new or old). But it’s important to stay away from materials that come from animals — like leather, suede and wool.
Animals suffer when they’re used and killed for clothing, so let’s make sure your outfits send a kind message.
Leather, down and wool are taken from individuals who didn’t want their skin, feathers or fleece turned into clothes or shoes. We can help animals like cows, geese and sheep by making sure our clothes and shoes are animal-free and vegan. Cotton, polyester and hemp are great examples of materials to look for.
And vegan leather can be made out of things like mushrooms, pineapple and even apple peels!
Great materials that can keep you warm this fall and winter without harming geese or ducks include:
Don’t forget to check that your shoes are vegan, too!
And please share your knowledge with others.
While shopping for animal-free clothes is important, it’s also important that we share with others what we’ve learned — and encourage them to buy vegan clothes and shoes, too. Students, you can do this by taking a picture of your first-day-of-school outfit and letting people know that it’s vegan. Make a sign to hold in your photo that says, “My back-to-school outfit is vegan!” By showing how easy and fashionable it is to make animal-free outfit choices, we can help even more animals by getting others to ditch cruelty and choose compassion.
Teens! Don’t make rabbits suffer for your soap! Buy these cruelty-free personal care products … wash up and get ready for school with these shampoos, deodorants and more: