leather jacket / leather as a vegan?

Wearing leather as a vegan, yay or nay?

Hey loves,
The highlight of this week’s outfit truly is the leather jacket. Wait, what, did you just say leather? Yes, I did! The jacket I’m wearing in these pictures is real lamb leather and I got it from a vintage store in Naples, Italy. So yes, it’s second hand, but still, a dead animal’s skin. How could I ever square this with my conscience?

Although I am not posting a lot about vegan diet, some of you might have guessed that I don’t eat meat or a lot of dairy and eggs. So why leather then?

In my opinion, it is different, whether you buy it new or second-hand. The money does not go to the people who produce leather, but to vintage and second-hand stores. I would never support the leather industry, in contrast to that, I think it’s a good thing to support thrift shops.

Furthermore, I think it is important to have an awareness of what you are wearing and where it comes from. I think it’s still better to buy a thrifted leather jacket than a new cotton one. If you say you don’t want to coat yourself with an animal corpse, I can totally understand that and if you say you love the purse your grandmother inherited to you, I can totally understand that too. I believe that the most important thing is, that no more new leather is produced, and therefore, no more animals have to suffer.

And what do you think?
PS: I’m not calling myself a vegan.

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knit pullover – local flea market, vienna
vintage leather jacket – via mezzocanonne, naples
scarf – local flea market, vienna
ring – found on the floor of a club, vienna
jeans – h&m

thanks for reading,
bussi mila

thanks to  bonjourvienne for taking the pictures!

4 Kommentare

  1. Benedikt
    1. November 2016 / 20:21

    Its more important to be concious of your consuming and their consequences than calling yourself a vegan. “vegan” is just a label.

    • 1. November 2016 / 21:05

      Yes that’s true. We don’t need labels! ❤️

  2. 17. Dezember 2016 / 9:28

    Ich liebe diesen Look! Steht dir so gut 🙂
    Ich habe auch eine echte Lederjacke an einem Flohmarkt gekauft, da Sie sonst vielleicht weggeschmissen worden wäre. Eine neue Lederjacke würde ich mir aber nicht zulegen & auch keine Kleidung mit Echtpelz.
    Ich könnte es mit mir selbst einfach nicht vereinbaren, wenn ich dieses Kaufverhalten unterstützen würde. Es ist einfach nur schlimm, unter welchen Umständen solche Kleidungsstücke hergestellt werden.

    Liebe Grüsse.
    Tatjana

    • 17. Dezember 2016 / 19:30

      Da bin ich ganz deiner meinung! Schön dass du die Dinge auch hinterfragst ? schönen Abend!
      Mila

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