Outfit Post: 4/10/14

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Dress and bracelet: Thrifted — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bastia Comfort Top Crew in Sage) — Earrings: Hand-me-down — Ring: Nervous System

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I have something to confess: sometime last year I referred to these Danskos as vegan leather, and I think I was mistaken in that assessment.

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They’re no longer available on 6pm.com where I got them, so I can’t reference the exact listing, but I think where I got tripped up is that some listings on other websites refer to them as “veg tan leather.” Not being a leather aficionada myself, I assumed that meant that the leather itself was vegetarian or vegan–AKA fake leather. After a tiny smidgen of research today, though, apparently vegetable-tanning is one method of tanning animal leathers, which are decidedly not vegan.

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Who knew! (Not me, obviously.)

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So I’m sorry if I led any of you folks astray with my misunderstanding. Dietary and material restrictions can be tricky enough without misinformation being spread around! This bracelet is also leather, by the way–presumably animal. I got it at the thrift store, so the details are a little up in the air. If anyone out there happens to be postcognitive, let me know!

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5 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 4/10/14

  1. Cute leather bracelet! And I love your flamingo pose. 😀 The only Dansko shoes I know of to be truly vegan are the canvas ones. Even tho I am a vegetarian leaning towards vegan, I still wear leather. It keeps me from chewing on my shoes.

  2. I generally don’t trust anyone else’s assurances that something is vegan unless that person is vegan AND meticulous. Basically, I do a lot of label-reading. Everyone means well, of course, but you can’t expect other people to care about your ethical beliefs to the extent that YOU do, you know? So, I doubt any vegans bought your shoes without reading up on them first.

    But anyone can screw up; I used to have flip-flops with leather soles. It never occurred to me that a flip-flop COULD have a leather sole.

    “Whoopsiedoodles.” Ahahaha! Now THAT is a useful tag.

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