Commenting on Facebook about our earlier post about naming Shoes of Prey, Marion, Lara and Jess raised the issue of making vegan shoes rather than shoes made from animal leather. They hit on an issue that's also important to me, I prefer the idea of using man made materials in shoes where the quality is just as good and I'd put it on my to do list to research this after our launch.
Their comments had this back at the front of my mind while I was in China 2 weeks ago meeting with our supplier so I raised the issue with them. They said they don't currently stock the materials to make a completely vegan shoe but that it's possible to source the materials to do this.
Once we finalise a name and launch the business, assuming things go well I'll be exploring this option some more. I think it would be great to offer people the option to custom make a vegan shoe.
Thanks for the feedback Marion, Lara and Jess!