Politicians have been laying down the law about what clothes we can wear since the Middle Ages, and it’s only getting worse, according to a US law professor.
If you don’t want any cows to suffer for your footwear then why not get your next pair from vegetarian shoes? I don’t have any problem with leather, and there do seem to be a lot of man-made materials used in their range. This isn’t a big problem if, like me, you recycle your old boots into plant pots after five years of service, but if they’re just thrown away the ethical balance is skewed.
On balance, I think I’d rather have some of the ethical, hemp or recycled footwear from Arkadash.