Actress Emily Deschanel recently dished about how much she loves being vegan and speaking up for animals. The “Bones” star has called for people to ditch dairy for its cruelty, and said she always pushes for “Bones” to shine a light on animal and environmental topics.
Deschanel is now calling for support of a fundraising campaign for a vegan shoe line. Beyond Skin Vegan Shoes recently launched the campaign on Kickstarter.com, aiming to raise funds for their new line of “affordable, wearable yet stylish” cruelty-free shoes. “Are you a woman who like shoes? Help out this great (cruelty free vegan) company and get shoes in return!” Deschanel tweeted yesterday. Yup, there are some pretty cool perks when you donate to the Kickstarter – ranging from a shoutout on the Beyond Skin Facebook page all the way up to a chance to design your very own pair of vegan shoes which you’ll own in five different colors (and you get to order more!).
Beyond Skin writes, “We are a 10 year old, self-funded, indie, UK vegan footwear label dedicated to designing cruelty-free, luxury shoes for stylish, discerning ladies. We have created this Kickstarter project as we hope to be able to put into production an exciting new diffusion line of comfy, wearable yet stylish ladies vegan shoes to sit alongside our current luxury ’boutique’ collection. This exciting new range will launch with 10 styles, which have been designed for everyday wear at a more affordable price-point without sacrificing our signature, vintage inspired aesthetic and will with your help be exclusively available at our online store www.beyondskin.co.uk.”
Currently, the company launches one collection each season, available in small, independently-owned boutiques as well as the Beyond Skin website. “We are now at a crucial point within our business that in order for us to move forward and flourish, we need to reach a much wider audience and cast our vegan net further afield,” they add.
Ten different pairs, already designed, will be included in the new line that Beyond Skin says is crafted with “high-quality Italian leather alternatives.”
Check out Beyond Skin’s fundraising campaign video below!