As my black vegan boots are still out of commission while I figure out how to bring them back to a wearable standard, I have been pondering what to wear with skirts as the weather turns cold. A trip to the charity shop showed me that I just needed to pick up another pair. While they are suede and therefore not a material I would ever encourage the production of, my £8.99 went to a charity and kept the boots out of the landfill. When I almost adopted a pair of my mom’s old leather shoes in the summer, I realised that I am okay with second hand leather (aka ‘meat products’) because the leather industry does not benefit in any way and I keep the item in use. The original sticker was still on the sole and besides the small dirt spot you see prior to treatment, they appear almost new.