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Every year, parents around the country prepare for the back-to-school shoe-shopping mission to Clarks! After all, they make good quality shoes and they’re fitted by expert staff… it’s a winning formula. But, even in 2016, there still isn’t a single leather-free option for kids’ school shoes in Clarks.
Maybe it’s because we have put up with it so far. The company says it doesn’t believe that there is ‘widespread interest in these products’. Well, let’s tell them that they’re wrong!
Today thousands of parents have to choose yet again between animal-sourced leather shoes or those cheap alternatives elsewhere (that won’t last and will give their kids sweaty feet).
I am vegan and my children have been vegan all their lives… but their shoes are not! And I’ve got many friends who have to make this ‘unhappy compromise’ every single year! We know we are not alone.
Please sign and share this petition to show Clarks (and their competitors) that there is a market of keen and willing consumers out there. Let’s work together to get a good pair of animal-free shoes into the shops by next summer!
The petition is already gathering support! Please click here http://bit.ly/VeganKidShoes
Lots of love,
Here are some of your comments:
Hi Chava. Just signed this petition. I was in Clark’s only today, as I am on holiday in the UK this week… not a single shoe in there for me either as we are now completely vegan. Thanks for sharing this petition on your blog!
Thank you so much for signing Cathy, much appreciated. How lovely that you’re in the UK. Which part are you visiting? We’ve just spent 2 1/2 weeks in Germany, exploring further north than usual. Wuppertal, Köln and then onwards to Berlin and Dresden…. such an amazing trip with the kids. And so much wonderful vegan food on offer everywhere!! x
Yes, in the meantime there is much more awareness of vegan lifestyles in Germany than in the UK I think. I am in Northants, but we went to the East coast yesterday. Great weather! Enjoy the last few days of the children’s holidays! 🙂
BitoftheGoodStuff Ⓥ (@GoodStuffSharon) said:
Thanks for starting this petition Chava. I found it so difficult to find decent school shoes for my son during his primary school years, and it has continued into senior school. The only non leather shoes we can find (smart enough for school) tend to be cheap and flimsy. The coating cracks and peels off after a couple of months (even the M&S shoes). Just because we don’t want to wear leather, doesn’t mean we should have to resort to cheap, non lasting shoes 😦
Good luck with the petition! I’ve signed & will share on social media xx