Shoe Focus: Glitz & Glam for the GirlsPrevious Article
Winter Staples by Lara SilesNext Article
Latest Posts
  • COMPETITION: Win an Amazing Anatomical Heart Ring from TwoRoadsDesignsYou could be the winner of this beautiful, fashion forward Anatomical Heart Ring by Two Roads Designs. This unique, handmade ring was created by Cathy and Melissa of Two Roads Designs [...]
  • Win a beautiful butterfly necklace by Shen WongThis beautiful Purple Swarovski Butterfly & Pearl Drop Gold Plated Necklace could be yours! Shen Wong has delicately hand crafted this gorgeous necklace, and has kindly offered one lucky reader [...]
  • And the winner is…Avalanche Watch Competition Winner! We've finally chosen a winner, and congratulations goes to ...... Yvonne Deegan! Thank you to everyone who entered our Avalanche watch competition. We have more competitions coming, so [...]

Become an Ethical Fashion Designer !

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article
Become an Ethical Fashion Designer !
closeThis is an old article from a long time ago - has since been redesigned and we even have our own editor now to make sure that we only publish interesting stuff. Get in touch with us if you fancy having a go at writing for us (just click on Write For Us at the top of this page) xxo!

This is the most exciting fashion news I’ve heard in ages! 

Beyond Skin, a fantastic Vegan Shoe Company based in Brighton, England, are challenging aspiring designers to battle it out for the honour of creating stylish – and Animal- and Eco-Friendly – Footwear.

The Competition

The competition offers aspiring fashion designers the chance to be the creative force behind a new animal-free shoe. Entrants can upload their designs to until December 13, when PETA and Beyond Skin will narrow the entries down to the top 10. Celebrity judge, the lovely Laura Whitmore will choose the winning design, which will go into production and hit the market in time for spring/summer 2014.

What is Vegan?

Beyond Skin is committed to helping animals and the environment by using only animal-free, recyclable materials in its products. Millions of cows and other animals whose skin is turned into leather endure the horrors of factory farming, including extreme crowding and confinement, disease and deprivation of food and water. Branding, tail-docking, dehorning and castration are all often performed without any painkillers. At abattoirs, improper stunning means that many animals are skinned while they’re still conscious.

Turning animal skin into leather requires highly toxic mineral salts, formaldehyde, coal-tar derivatives and various oils, dyes and finishes – some of which are cyanide-based. Tannery runoff contains large amounts of pollutants, such as salt, lime sludge, sulphides and acids. Animals on factory farms produce 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population – without the benefit of waste-treatment plants.

More and more designers and retailers – including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Topshop and H&M – are recognising the huge demand for animal-friendly fashions and offering their customers shoes, bags, purses and belts made from modern, high-quality synthetics which don’t cost the Earth or harm a hair on an animal’s head.

For more information and to enter the contest, please visit or

Here are some of our favourite shoes from Beyond Skin!


No Comments This Article Has No Comments Yet

Sorry, either someone took all the comments and ran away or no one left any in the first place !

But You can be first to leave a comment !

Leave Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join Us!

Don't Miss Out - Join the Club and get our Weekly Fashion Digest featuring News, Discounts, Blogger Spotlights, Interviews and More. Never miss a story!