Vegan Guide to Leather Alternatives 2014 Edition

From The Vegetarian Resource Group

INTRODUCTION

On many occasions, after turning down a hot dog or hamburger at a summer barbecue and explaining that you’re vegetarian, the next question you might be asked (if wearing leather-like sandals) is, “Then why are you wearing leather?” You’ll answer that the sandals are made from synthetic materials that look like leather, and this usually pacifies the inquisitors. They do ask a valid question though. If you are choosing a vegetarian diet for ethical reasons, “How can you stop eating animals, but continue to wear them?” Like a vegetarian diet, people often choose to “quit leather” at different stages.

Since cowhide is the most common animal hide used, links to the meat industry are undeniable. According to the Leather Industries of America, the leather Industry’s trade association, very few animals are raised specifically for their hides. But cows are just one of the animals whose skins are used for shoes, wallets, coats, belts, clothing, and accessories. Other animals can be pigs, deer, horse, and sheep. Some articles are even made from “exotic” animal skins ranging from alligator and lizard to sealskin and snakeskin.

You may ask, “Well what should I do with all the leather I have?” Again, just as some people go vegetarian overnight and others do it slowly, the same goes for leather. Some people gradually replace worn out leather items with non-leather alternatives. Others donate their leather goods to charities. Many throw the stuff away, and although you might prefer that no one wear animal hides (besides the animals), most leather is not biodegradeable due to the tanning process, so a charity might be the best bet. The damage already done can’t be reversed.

That brings up the question of which causes less damage to the environment — petroleum-based synthetic leathers or leather treated with multiple chemicals? While petroleum-based products often cause pollution from manufacturing and its waste, leather manufacturers are still dealing with problems caused by the use of chemicals for tanning. Either alternative leads to some environmental damage, but while you’re supporting the exploitation of animals by purchasing leather, choosing leather alternatives will at least help alleviate some cruelty to animals.

Maybe we should also ask ourselves if leather- and fur-like materials are always the best choice. Do these materials give the impression that leather and fur are socially and ethically acceptable? Why not go with some other materials such as hemp, cotton, synthetic fibers, or recycled rubber when possible? On the other hand it can be argued that by using leather and fur alternatives we can show others a way of wearing clothes with the look they like that doesn’t require the exploitation of animals for it.

For this update we have been able to add musical instrument cases. We also found vegan “leather” gloves and speed skates.

When choosing a non-leather company, one should also consider the company’s reasons for carrying non-leather goods. Although we are pleased that more and more companies offer non-leather items, most large manufacturers and retailers who carry both leather and non-leather offer the non-leather goods primarily for economic reasons. It is cheaper to manufacture non-leather goods, and as a result they often cost less. Note that many of these companies sell mainly leather items. Still, by supporting the vegan articles these companies distribute, a clear statement can be made in favor of alternative products. Maybe this will encourage companies to produce more synthetic products, even if their reasons for this decision are not necessarily ethical.

The vegan mail-order companies, on the other hand, take a particular interest in avoiding animal and Earth exploitation through the products they offer. Many of these companies employ Earth-friendly manufacturing and working conditions. We believe that it is important to support these companies.

To make your selection of non-leather goods as effortless as possible, the companies listed are separated into categories. The Vegan Mail-Order or Stores section indexes companies that sell only vegan products. The Catalogs, Companies, and Stores section lists companies that sell or manufacture both leather-free and leather goods, so check these carefully to make sure what you’re buying is non-leather. The remaining sections of this guide list specific styles of shoes (athletic, dress, etc.) and the companies who make them or the stores/catalogs that carry them.

We often depend on company statements for product information. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, information changes, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your own best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

VEGAN MAIL-ORDER OR STORES

The following companies sell only animal-free products.

Alternative Outfitters
26 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 924-6100
Email: CustomerCare@AlternativeOutfitters.com
Website: www.alternativeoutfitters.com
This vegan boutique and online store offers footwear, handbags, accessories (including watch and luggage tags), and much more.

Artisan Gear
PO Box 205, Gold Hill, OR 97525
(888) 499-4367 or (541) 855-5468
Email: sales@artisangear.com
Website: www.artisangear.com
Artisan Gear produces a line of classic/casual bags and accessories (watch bands, toiletry bags, etc.) from hemp canvass. You can order their bags online or visit their website to find stores selling their bags.

Bello Iris
(352) 340-5409
Email: support@belloiris.com
Website: www.belloiris.com
Offers non-leather designer-inspired bags, wallets, belts, shoes, and a faux leather jacket for women.

Beyond Skin
59 Lansdowne Place, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1FL
Email: info@beyondskin.co.uk
Website: www.beyondskin.co.uk
Here you’ll find stylish shoes handmade in England.

Big Buddha
Email: customerservice@bigbuddha.com
Website: www.bigbuddha.com
They manufacture stylish bags, wallets, and wristlets that can be purchased on various websites.

Boulder for Men
5805 Clarksville Square Dr., Clarksville, MD 21029
(443) 535-9449
Email: info@boulder4men.com
Website: www.boulder4men.com
This eco-friendly vegan store sells men’s shoes, wallets, belts, and more.

Bourgeois Boheme
Unit 22, Acklam Workspace, 10 Acklam Road, London, England W10 5QZ
Tel: 011-44-20-8045-4338
Email: info@bboheme.com
Website: www.bboheme.com
This vegan boutique offers unique women’s and men’s footwear, bags, wallets, black¬†faux leather gloves, belts, plus much more. You can also order online.

Brave Gentle Man
Website: www.bravegentleman.com
Shoes, boots and belts for men, plus more.

CBH Studio
(978) 449-0222
Website: www.cbhstudio.com
Packrat vinyl lunch boxes, backpacks, and totes for children. Also, carries iPhone/Blackberry/iPad cases.

Charmone Shoes
8 Commonwealth Ave., Massapequa, NY 11758
(516) 809-6277
Website: www.charmone.com
Charmone’s mission is to produce shoes that are sustainable and cruelty-free. Offers open and closed toe shoes, sandals, and boots for women.

Couch
2502 N. Palm Dr., Ste. 1, Signal Hill, CA 90755
(562) 595-6965
Website: www.couchguitarstraps.com
This online site specializes in vegan guitar straps. They also sell camera straps, wallets, and belts.

Cow Jones Industrials
PO Box 267, Chatham, NY 12037
(518) 821-0207
Website: www.cowjonesindustrials.com
This vegan online store carries a wide variety of shoes, handbags, and more.

Cri de Coeur
Website: www.cridecoeur.myshopify.com
Find high-end vegan shoes, bags, and more at this online store.

Elizabeth Detroit
(800) 613-6189
Website: www.elizabethdetroit.com
Find women’s shoes, boots, sandals, and more at this online store.

English Retreads
4939 N. Broadway, Ste. 58, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 258-1625
Website: www.englishretreads.com
English Retreads manufactures totes, purses, bookbags, wallets, iPad and laptop sleeves, key chains, and belts from recycled rubber inner tubes and seat and fan belts.

The Ethical Man
Website: www.theethicalman.com
Online store offering wallets, belts, and more.

Ethical Wares
Caegwyn, Temple Bar, Felinfach, Ceredigion,
SA48 7SA, Wales, United Kingdom
Tel: 011-44-1570 471155; Fax: 011-44-1570 471166
Email: vegans@ethicalwares.com
Website: www.ethicalwares.com
This company sells shoes and belts. Shoe styles include hiking boots, steel-toe safety boots, dress shoes, etc.

Ethique Nouveau
317 W. 48th St., Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-6161
Website: www.ethiquenouveau.com
Vegan store offering bags, wallets, belts, and more.

Everyday
Email: everydaylogic@gmail.com
Website: www.weareveryday.com
Online store offering shoes, bags, and more.

Fabulous Furs
25 West Robbins St., Covington, KY 41011
(800) 848-4650 or (859) 291-3300
Email: custserv@fabulousfurs.com
Website: www.fabulousfurs.com
This mail-order company offers a wide variety of fake fur, leather, and wool products such as coats, jackets, vests, hats, handbags, pillows, and ear muffs.

Faux
Website: www.faux.uk.com
Find faux fur coats, hats, muffs, scarves, and more.

Freerangers
87 Derwent Street, Chopwell, Tyne & Wear, England
NE17 7HZ; Tel. 011-44-1207 565-957
Email: info@freerangers.co.uk
Website: www.freerangers.co.uk
Online store offering made-to-order handcrafted shoes, bags, belts, wallets, and more.

Gloria Gerber
207 Casterton Ave., Akron, OH 44303
(330) 867-2102
Email: Gloria@gloriagerber.com
Website: www.gloriagerber.com
Handbags made out of recycled rubber/stainless steel.

Grape Cat
PO Box 72, Pipersville, PA 18947
Email: support@graepecat.com
Website: www.grapecat.com
Offers purses, men’s and women’s wallets, and more.

Gunas
4630 Center Blvd., Ste. 1005, Long Island City, NY 11109; (917) 544-9454
Website: www.gunasthebrand.com
Website offering all types of bags for men and women.

Herbivore Clothing
1211 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214
(503) 281-TOFU
Website: www.herbivoreclothing.com
Store and online site offering wallets, purses, belts, etc.

James & Company
PO Box 449, Haberfield NSW 2045 Australia
Email: customerservice@jamesandco.com.au
Website: www.jamesandco.com.au
Vegan online shop selling faux leather jackets and bags.

Keep
523 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 829-1010
Website: www.keepcompany.com
Storefront and online company offering creative sneakers for adults and children.

Kind Walking
2 St. George Street 109, St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 655-3535
Website: www.kindwalking.com
Online store offering vegan shoes, sandals, and boots for men and women, as well as men’s belts.

Kuna Prints Mola Shoes
605 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco, CA 94107
(877) 586-2263
Website: www.kunaprints.com
Unique vegan shoes, sandals, and boots for men and women handmade by Kuna Indians.

Mattandnat.com
(888) 586-2636
Email: info@mattandnat.com
Website: www.mattandnat.com
Unique bags including wallets, shoulder bags, laptop carriers, briefcases, overnighters, and totes.

Mink
550 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291
(800) 990-MINK or (310) 927-4247
Email: info@minkshoes.com
Website: www.minkshoes.com
Online site offering handmade shoes from Italy.

MooShoes
78 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-6512
3116 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 741-8090
Email: info@mooshoes.com
Website: www.mooshoes.com
Though shoes can be purchased online, customers are encouraged to walk in and try shoes on. MooShoes offers brands such as Vegan Wares, Vegetarian Shoes, and Ethical Wares. They also sell bags, wallets, belts, and faux leather jackets.

Neon Collective
Tel: 011-44-01273-231-619
Website: www.neoncollective.com
Vegan boutique in England offers shoes, bags, etc.

Neuaura
(732) 207-7682
Email: info@neuaurashoes.com
Website: www.neuaurashoes.com
Stylish shoes available online and in some retail shops.

Nice Shoes
3568 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC V5V 4C4 Canada
(604) 558-3000
Website: www.gotniceshoes.com
Canadian shop offering men’s and women’s shoes, boots, belts, bags, wallets, guitar straps, and more.

No Harm
(860) 577-8724
Website: www.noharm.com
Men's dress shoes and boots. Offices in US and UK.

Noah Shoes Boutique
Tel: 011-49-09391-504-169
Website: www.noah-shop.com
German store and online shop offering vegan shoes, boots, sandals, bags, and belts made in Italy.

Nomadic State of Mind
(877) 666-2376
Website: www.nomadicstateofmind.com
Find vegan sandals, shoes, bags, belts, and more made out of rope at this online store.

Olsenhaus
Email: orders@olsenhaus.com
Website: www.olsenhaus.com
Online shop offering shoes for men, women, and kids.

Oly Vegan
313 5th Ave. SE, Ste. A, Olympia, OR 98501
(800) 340-1200; Fax: (301) 816-8955
Website: www.olyvegan.tumblr.com
This store carries shoes, clothing, bags, and more.

Pangea Vegan Products
2381 Lewis Ave., Rockville, MD 20851
(800) 340-1200 or (301) 816-8955
Email: info@veganstore.com
Website: www.veganstore.com
This store and online company carries shoes, clothing, wallets, belts, bags, personal care products, and food. Pangea is the producer of the No Bull line.

Pansy Maiden
58 Hillsdale Rd., Medford, MA 02155
(339) 545-1677
Website: www.pansymaiden.com
This online company carries handmade bags including clutches, shoulder bags, messenger bags, backpacks, iPad/Tablet bags, and Laptop bags, etc.

PoshPelts.com
(360) 929-1391
Website: www.poshpelts.com
Offers animal-friendly faux fur bedspreads and pillows. Order online or see list of retailers.

Queen Bee Creations
3961 N. Williams, Ste. 101, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 232-1755
Email: hello@Queenbee-Creations.com
Website: Queenbee-Creations.com
All items from Queen Bee Creations are made out of vinyl including bags, wallets, cases, and more.

Reneu Shoes
(732) 207-7682
Website: www.reneushoes.com
Women’s shoes made with Lycra covered memory foam and eco-friendly vegan upper materials such as hemp, vegan “leather,” vegan “suede,” etc.

Slappa
6012A Old Pineville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 676-4891
Website: www.slappa.com
Slappa offers cd wallets, dvd and iPad cases, laptop bags and backpacks, PSP travel cases, etc.

Spire USA
4800 Baseline Rd. #E104285, Boulder, CO 80303
Email: support@spireusa.com
Website: www.spireusa.com
Produces laptop carrying bags, travel bags, etc.

Splaff Flops
PO Box 7604, San Diego, CA 92167
(619) 221-9199
Email: splaffinfo@yahoo.com
Website: www.splaff.com
Online company offers handcrafted Splaff Flopps (flip flop sandals), bags, purses, guitar straps, and belts.

Sudo Shoes
1771 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 354-1771
Email: info@sudoshoes.com
Website: www.sudoshoes.com
This storefront/online store offers shoes and bags.

Susan Nichole
8605 Santa Monica Blvd. #35905, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Email: service@susannichole.com
Website: www.susannichole.com
Offers unique non-leather handbags and wallets.

Truth Belts
83 Billings Ave., Toronto, ON M4L 2S3 Canada
(416) 778-1597; Fax: (416) 778-9435
Email: info@truthbelts.com
Website: www.truthbelts.com
Truth Belts offers an innovative and stylish array of synthetic belts for your waist, as well as ones for your wrists (bracelets). They also make dog collars. You can order the belts online at www.vegetarianbelts.com

Unstitched Utilities
(732) 390-5800
Website: www.unstitchedutilities.com
Casual shoes for men and women that are vegan and environmentally friendly.

Used Rubber USA
(415) 732-9889
Email: questions@usedrubberusa.com
Website: www.usedrubberusa.com
Recycled rubber inner tubes and tires are used to make bags, wallets, and organizers in a variety of sizes.

Vegan Chic
440 South Bentley, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(866) 91-VEGAN or (818) 235-4709
Website: www.veganchic.com
This online store offers a wide range of shoes and bags, as well as belts and wallets. They carry kids' shoes, too.

The Vegan Collection
PO Box 811971, Los Angeles, CA 90081
Website: www.thevegancollection.com
This online vegan store offers wallets and belts.

VeganEssentials
1701 Pearl St., Unit 8, Waukesha, WI 53186
(866) 88-VEGAN or (262) 574-7761
Email: questions@veganessentials.com
Website: www.veganessentials.com
Vegan Essentials is a mail-order company and retail shop offering goods such as shoes, wallets, belts, etc.

Vegan Haven
5270 B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-9060
Website: www.veganhaven.org
This vegan store is located at a Pig Sanctuary. They offer belts, wallets, and much more.

Veganline
2 Avenue Gds, London, England SW14 8BP
Email: soundsearchers.co.uk
Website: www.veganline.com
Stylish shoes, boots, dress shoes, jackets, and belts.

Veganstore.co.uk
Vegan Store Ltd., PO Box 110, Rottingdean, Brighton BN51 9AZ United Kingdom
Email: sales@veganstore.co.uk
Website: www.veganstore.co.uk
Online shop carrying boots, shoes, etc. They're a licensed distributor of No Bull leather alternatives.

Vegan Wares
78 Smith St., Collingwood, 3066 VIC Australia
Tel.: 61-3-9417-0230
Email: veganw@veganwares.com
Website: www.veganwares.com
They offer shoes, boots, briefcases, wallets, and more.

Vegetarian Shoes
12 Gardner St., Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UP United Kingdom; Telephone: 011-44-1273 691913
E-mail: information@vegetarian-shoes.co.uk
Website: www.vegetarian-shoes.co.uk
Synthetic leather and synthetic suede shoes, hiking boots, work boots, sandals, leather jackets, and belts.

The Vegetarian Site
PO Box 222, Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 519-1918
Email: shopping@thevegetariansite.com
Website: www.thevegetariansite.com
The Vegetarian Site has an online vegan store filled with clothing, footwear, wallets, belts, bags, etc. They even carry vegan "leather" gloves.

Veggies Footwear
Email: info@veggiesfootwear.com
Website: www.veggiesfootwear.com
Offers waterproof shoes for men, women, and children. List of retailers can be found on their website.

Wicked Hemp
(603) 630-3567
Email: sales@wickedhemp.com
Website: www.wickedhemp.com
Offers hiking shoes, casual shoes, clogs, etc.

CATALOGS, COMPANIES, & STORES WITH LEATHER ALTERNATIVES

The following catalogs, companies, and stores carry some non-leather products, but also many that are not animal-free. Check the merchandise to make sure it is non-leather. This is a partial listing of catalogs/stores with synthetic options.

Earth
(877) 372-2814
Website: www.earthbrands.com/Search.aspx?wd=vegan&brand=kalso
Earth offers a line of vegan Earth shoes including shoes, sandals, and boots. Search the word vegan.

Footwear, etc.
273 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(800) 720-0572
Website: www.footwearetc.com
Search the word vegan to find women’s and men’s shoes and sandals.

Green Shoes
The Old Chapel, 26A Cross St., Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8NL, United Kingdom
Tel: 011-44-1647 440735
Website: www.greenshoes.co.uk
Vegan line of handmade men's, women's, and children's shoes, boots, and sandals. They also make bags and belts.

L.L. Bean
Freeport, ME 04033
(800) 441-5713
Website: www.llbean.com
Teva sandals, canvas shoes, children’s boots, etc.

Love is Mighty
(619) 537-6053
Website: fashioningchange.com/brands/love-is-mighty
Unique women’s shoes made by tribal woman in India.

Payless Shoe Source
Website: www.payless.com
Wide selection of shoes available in men’s, women’s, and children’s styles. Leather shoes are clearly marked on box. Call (877) 474-6379 for a store in your area.

Pennangalan Dreams
Tel: 011-44-1753 678076
Email: dreams@pennangalan.co.uk
Website: www.pennangalan.co.uk
This online store out of the United Kingdom offers an array of exotic/erotic vegan-friendly fetish boots in varying colors.

Planetshoes.com
(888) 818-SHOE (7463)
Email: info@planetshoes.com
Website: www.planetshoes.com This online store offers a line of vegan women's and men's casual shoes, boots, sandals, bags, etc. Search the word vegan.

REI
REI, Sumner, WA 98352-0001
(800) 426-4840
Website: www.rei.com
Search under vegan for shoes, boots, and sandals. Also sell non-leather belts and watch bands.

Road Runner Sports
(800) 743-3206
Website: www.roadrunnersports.com
Search under vegan for running shoes and sandals.

Speck Products
Website: www.speckproducts.com
Online store offering vegan protective covers for your Nook Touch, Kindle, iPhone, and more.

Stella McCartney
Website: www.stellamccartney.com
Online store offering unique non-leather handbags and shoes.

Toms
Website: www.toms.com
Search under the word vegan on this online store and you'll find shoes.

Tough Traveler
(800) GO-TOUGH
Website: www.toughtraveler.com
Offers baby carriers, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, camera, bags, hiking packs, luggage, cd disk and player waist pack, cell phone case, etc. Most are vegan; however, indicate no leather under comments in order.

Waterfield Designs
(877) 546-1040
Website: www.sfbags.com
Carries Kindle cases, computer bags, wallets, iPod and iPhone cases, gear pouches, and PSP cases. Not all products are non-leather, so request a list of their non-leather options.

Zappos.com
(800) 927-7671
Website: www.zappos.com
Search under the word vegetarian on this website and a long list of sandals and casual, formal, athletic, and other shoes will appear. They carry shoes for men, women, and children.

ATHLETIC SHOES

There are leather alternatives in most shoe styles.

Women's and Men's Athletic Shoes
Asics: (800) 678-9435; Several synthetic shoes; call to find out about a certain shoe.
Converse: (888) 792-3307; Chuck Taylor All-Stars, high-top and low-top, come in many styles, colors, and fabrics. They also have canvas One Stars.
Keds: (800) 680-0966; Canvas oxfords and slip-ons in a variety of colors and patterns.
New Balance: (800) 253-7463; Several running shoes made with synthetic uppers. Call for a catalog.
Payless Shoe Source: (877) 474-6379; Several athletic shoes made with synthetic materials.
Vans: (855) 909-8267; Styles include canvas shoes. Call for stores in your area.

Children's Athletic Shoes
Payless Shoe Source: (877) 474-6379; Great place to find leather-free shoes for children. Athletic styles often feature popular cartoon characters.
Vans: (855) 909-8267; Styles include canvas shoes. Call for stores in your area.

DRESS SHOES

Most of the all-vegan stores listed at the beginning of this guide offer a variety of dress shoes.

Women’s and Men’s Dress Shoes
Men and women can find non-leather dress shoes in the Vegan Mail-Order or Stores section of this article. You can also shop at Payless Shoe Source.

Children's Dress Shoes
Payless Shoe Source: (877) 474-6379; you should have no trouble finding a few styles here!

HIKING BOOTS

Ethical Wares: Weald, Ranger, Trekking styles, and more.
Pangea: Men’s Wanderlust Hiking Boot.
Vegetarian Shoes: Offers several hiking boots.
Wicked Hemp: Hiking boot made from hemp.

WORK BOOTS

The following boots should keep your feet protected; some even have steel-toe protection.

Ethical Wares: Safety Boot with a steel toe.
LaCrosse Boots: Several styles of rubber boots: insulated, non-insulated, and steel toe. Available from large retailers. Call (888) 323-2668 for information.
Vegan Essentials: Offers steel toe boots.
Veganline: Offers safety boots and shoes.
Vegetarian Shoes: Safety boots with steel toe caps.

COATS AND JACKETS

Fabulous Furs: Fake “fur,” “leather,” and “wool” coats, jackets, and vests.
James & Company: Faux leather jackets.
L.L. Bean: Winter coats made from synthetic fibers.
Pangea: No Bull jackets and women’s pea coats.
Veganstore.co.uk: Offers No Bull jackets in Europe.
Vegetarian Shoes: Leather-like jackets.

BAGS, BELTS, AND WALLETS

Alternative Outfitters: Handbags.
Artisan Gear: Classic/casual bags.
Bello Iris: Designer-inspired bags, wallets, and belts.
Big Buddha: Bags, wallets, wristlets.
Boulder for Men: Men’s belts and wallets.
Bourgeois Boheme: Unique bags, wallets, and belts.
Couch: Belts and wallets.
Cow Jones Industrials: Various bags.
English Retreads: Bags, backpacks, wallets, and belts.
The Ethical Man: Belts and wallets for men.
Ethical Wares: Stylish unisex belts.
Ethique Nouveau: Bags, belts, and wallets.
Fabulous Furs: Women’s handbags and backpacks.
Freerangers: Bags, belts, and wallets.
Gloria Gerber: Handbags.
Gunas: Bags for men and women.
Herbivore Clothing: Purses, wallets, and belts.
Kind Walking: Men’s belts.
Pangea: Variety of wallets and belts.
Queen Bee Creations: Hand, tote, and flapped bags.
Susan Nichole: Unique handbags and wallets.
Truth Belts: Both leather-like and cloth belts.
Used Rubber USA: Various bags, wallets, and belts.
Vegan Chic: Bags, belts, and wallets.
Vegan Collection: Belts and wallets.
VeganEssentials: Bags, belts, and wallets.
Vegan Wares: Bags, wallets, briefcases, and belts.
Vegetarian Shoes: Dressy non-leather belts.
The Vegetarian Site: Various bags and belts.

WHERE DO I FIND...

Ballet Shoes
Cynthia King Dance Studio offers the CKDS ballet slipper with canvas uppers and synthetic leather soles in adult and children’s sizes and various colors. Call (718) 437-0101 or visit www.cynthiakingdance.com.

Baseball Gloves
Carpenter Trading Company offers custom-made vegan gloves. Visit www.carpentertrade.com.

Biking Gloves
Aerostich Rider Wearhouse offers vegan riding gloves good for all seasons at www.aerostich.com.

Bowling Shoes
Dexter Shoes offers some bowling shoes made from 100% synthetics. Visit www.dextershoes.com.

Briefcases
Luggageonline.com offers non-leather briefcases.
Mattandnat.com offers briefcases.
Tough Traveler: See www.toughtraveler.com

Camera Straps
Couch offers a wide variety of camera straps.

Gloves
The Vegetarian site and Vegetarian Shoes offer vegan “leather” gloves.

Guitar Straps
Couch offers a wide variety of handmade straps.
Pangea offers a guitar strap without the leather ends.
Splaff Flops offers guitar straps.
Vegan Wares offers guitar straps.

Hand Drums
www.rhythmhousedrums.com: Search under the vegan category and drums that have non-leather heads.

Heelys
Shoes.com: Search under the word Heelys and you’ll find varieties that are non-leather.

Ice Skates
Bauer Pro Shop offers many non-leather Bauer hockey skates at bauer.hockeygiant.com
L.L. Bean: Skates for children. See www.llbean.com

iPhone/Blackberry Cases
CBH Studio See www.cbhstudio.com

iPod and Cell Phone Holders
Tough Traveler See www.toughtraveler.com
Waterfield Designs See www.sfbags.com

Kindle Cases
Waterfield Designs See www.sfbags.com

Laptop and iPad Carrying Bags
CBH Studio See www.cbhstudio.com
English Retreads offers iPad and laptop Sleeves.
Mattandnat.com offers computer bags.
Pansy Maiden See www.pansymaiden.com
Slappa See www.slappa.com
Spire USA offers laptop carrying bags.
Tom Bihn See www.tombihn.com
Tough Traveler See www.toughtraveler.com
Waterfield Designs See www.sfbags.com

Luggage
Luggageonline.com offers non-leather luggage.
Toughtraveler.com offers non-leather luggage.

Motorcycle Gear
Cycleport offers synthetic motorcycle apparel. See www.motoport.com
Motoliberty sells several styles of non-leather motorcycle jackets. Visit www.motoliberty.com
Motonation has several varieties of non-leather Sidi motorcycle boots. See www.motonation.com

Musical Instrument Cases
Tough Traveler See www.toughtraveler.com

Rock Climbing Shoes
Evolv Sports and Design offers a number of vegan rock climbing shoes. Visit www.evolvsports.com

Snow Boots/Snowboarding Boots
Burton Snowboards: You’ll find several types of non-leather snow boots at www.burton.com
Sole Technology (owns “Thirty Two”) offers several non-leather snow boots for men and women. See www.thirtytwo.com

Speed Skates
Riedell Divine Quad Speed Skates: You’ll find these vegan speed skates at www.lowpriceskates.com

Tool Belts
Nailers, Inc.: Visit www.nailersinc.com or call (619) 562-2215 for their non-leather tool belts, nail bags, and knee pads, made from Dupont’s Cordura fabric.

Watches with Non-leather Bands
Alternative Outfitters carries watches with non-leather bands. See www.alternativeoutfitters.com