This is where our cheap leather comes from. Is it worth it to pay $5 less for a pair of shoes and contribute to this? I don’t think so. Watch and learn!
And then consider future leather purchases from ethical companies, like Coclico, Cri de Coeur, Patagonia and Naya. They are out there!) Better yet, repair your existing shoes (reheeling and resoling can extend the life of your fave shoes by years), buy second-hand shoes, and raid your friends’ closets (or maybe it’s more polite to hold a shoe-swap) – we all have shoes we don’t really wear, right?
Every little bit really does help.