Mink's Vegan Shoes Save Animals and the Planet
Mink Couture Vegan Shoes can make every compassionate fashionista’s dream come true with their high quality Italian-made vegan shoes.
Mink started in the year 2000 when Rebecca Mink asked the question, “Why can I not have sexy, fashionable shoes without harming animals and the environment?” Mink decided to prove that it is not necessary to give up fashion in order to make compassionate choices. Mink’s simple vision is to change the way people see leather shoes. It is a misconception “leather shoes are not better than non-leather shoes,” said Mink. Nowadays, vegan products are becoming more and more popular, especially vegan clothing, such as vegan shoes.
Mink shoes are made from one hundred percent non-animal components and fabrics. They are eco-friendly as they are not treated with toxic chemicals that are a necessary part of the tanning process when using leather. Also, they are free of animal based glues and numerous components that are used in the making of leather shoes; which are harmful to the planet and the environment. Mink’s shoes are made of organic fabrics, recycled materials, corn plastics, certified sustainable cork and wood, biodegradable rubbers and non-animal glues.
Luca Villani, Director of Production for Mink, in Florence, Italy, says that meeting with Rebecca changed his perspective on leather. He said that Italy is well renowned for its leather shoes, but making shoes from compassionate products is for “a much larger purpose that is far more important.”
Mink’s founder says that she is still finding it difficult to compete on the market with so many well established brand names so she is offering perks to entice customers to her company – while at the same time helping to raise funds for the non-profit organization, Mercy for Animals (MFA). She is hosting a Mink launch party, making “Kitty Clog” shoe boxes with customers names on them, and donating a percentage of the proceeds to MFA. She is also asking people to spread the word on the Internet and to donate $25, which will all go directly to MFA.
Mink may be competing with companies on the market, but she has already captivated the attention of many celebrities, whom highly endorse her shoes.
— Emily Deschanel (@emilydeschanel) March 19, 2014
“I love my vegan Mink heels so much that I wear them to bed, and nothing else,” says Canadian actress, and animal advocate Pamela Anderson. “As a vegan, it’s been a challenge to find designer shoes made of alternative materials without losing quality or style,” explains “Black Swan” and “Thor” star Natalie Portman.
“Mink is an ultra-luxe collection of Italian-made vegan shoe. Mink believes that you do not need to compromise quality., fit, creativity or style to be vegan. Mink’s mission is dedicated to leading the fashion industry into an era of responsibility towards animals, people and the planet,” said the animal-friendly designer Mink.
Photo Credit: courtesy of Mink