I got a request from Peta today to participate in an upcoming vegan shopping event and of course said yes & suggested they get the City of West Hollywood involved somehow. I still love what CWH did; taking a very bold stance on legally banning the sale of fur in the city. And recently the law was upheld in Federal court this past month although contested by a large retailer. It’s pretty awesome that in one fell swoop they stopped a very significant number of animals from harm - and although its a very small dent every little bit counts. That’s what I would say to anyone considering going vegetarian on any level, both in food and fashion - every little bit counts.
LP has been vegetarian for a really long time now, I would say almost 10 years at this point (although I’ve personally been vegetarian for (eek) 25+). Not only no fur, but no leather, suede, skins, teeth, bone, horn….or feathers even. Yes, its annoying when a designer makes something so insanely cute that I HAVE to have it but I also have to stop and say no because it contains those things. My life is no different and neither is my store’s - it hasn’t changed our bottom dollar one bit.
So, thank you WEHO, for taking the first of what I hope many cities will do, and thanks Peta for spreading the word that vegetarian fashion is easy and accessible. We’ll be there. :)