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Alternatives to leather for shoes/boots?

Unfortunately I have found leather a good material for some uses. About 10 years ago (before I was vegetarian) I was given a leather belt and leather wallet which I use daily. So far the wear on them ...
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Are there any vegan leathers suitable for tooling?

Before going vegan, I appreciated the art of tooled leather. I'm curious whether there are any vegan leathers that are suitable to be used for tooling? I'd also be curious to learn about any artists ...
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Durable Trekking Boots (vegan)

Where can I find a pair of durable vegan boots for trekking? I'm specifically looking for a goodyear-welted boot, so that they are heavy, durable, and I can take them to any-old boot shop to have them ...
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Can a vegan ethically buy animal leather knowingly?

My persnickety grandma fancies a Steelcase office chair with 2 choices of seat material: Brisa ultrafabric or Elmosoft animal leather (see red underlines beneath). Steelcase apprised her that Elmo ...
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How much is leather a byproduct of meat production?

I've heard variously that leather either comes from specific breeds of cattle or is mainly a byproduct of the beef industry. Which is true, and does it vary by region or other factors? If leather is ...
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Are DM vegan shoes less waterproof than the leather versions?

I have a pair of Dr Martens 1460 Vegan Black shoes. Every time I wear them in the (not really strong) rain, I get slightly wet feet quickly, mostly at the toes. Is this normal? Some years ago I had ...
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is QIN Leather, used for smartphone cases, vegan?

Recently I have been looking at smartphone cases and I am not sure what to make of what the QIN leather means when listed as a material. In some of the products, there is explicitly written QIN PU ...
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Are there any vegan BDSM products?

Are there any vegan alternatives to leather-based BDSM products (clothing, whips, even handcuffs have a leather covering sometimes)?
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Are animals killed in the production of rexine?

Rexine is a material used widely as a substitute of leather. However, there is not much clarity on the materials used in its production. Sometimes, it is even referred to as "Artificial Leather". Does ...
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How can I detect leather besides a sniff test?

Sometimes I'm buying things that look like leather but you can't easily tell. I sometimes use the sniff test. Is there any other test for determining if an unlabeled item is leather or not?
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Does a "vegan leather" exist?

Since I still have leather shoes, and since I will certainly need new shoes later for my work days, does a "vegan leather" exist? As my work requires some presentation efforts, it would be great to ...
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Is it consistent with a vegan philosophy to buy and wear secondhand leather products? [closed]

The Vegan Society defines veganism as follows: Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals ...
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