Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Beyond Skin is an exclusive ethical footwear label producing beautiful, classic, hand-made shoes. Founded in 2001, this line was created in response to the challenging predicament of combining style and fashion with a cruelty-free lifestyle. In the past, attempts to combine fashion and ethics have generally resulted in one side of the equation being sacrificed. Beyond Skin has produced a classic - yet unique - collection of vegan shoes that are produced in a manner that is non-exploitative to animals or humans and - wherever possible - the greater environment. This trans-seasonal, made-to-order footwear takes its cue from developing trends (tale these boots as an example) and is set to continually evolve. Beyond Skin endeavors to support a sustainable lifestyle rather than the throwaway culture that is an inherent part of our modern day lives. An admirable yet difficult endeavor. But, the people at Beyond Skin are delivering on these fronts. Everything from the leather alternative materials, to the packaging and promotional materials are eco-friendly and fabulous. Fashion and ethics do not have to be mutually exclusive!