Springbok antelope used in handbag line
I was having a look at the various bags, and was surprised to discover the skin of the springbok, an African antelope/gazelle, used in the Clever Carriage line. There is absolutely no reason to have these beautiful creatures hunted so that women may carry their skins as handbags. (For the record, I do not wear leather or suede.)
I sincerely hope HSN will resconsider allowing vendors to offer products made of these animals. Also, big thanks to HSN for offering such a lovely array of non-leather handbags and shoes.
I’ve been to Africa, and antelope is eaten there. In fact, I’ve eaten it. So using the skins is a way of not being wasteful. To each her/his own though! Life is all about personal choices.
I actually have one of those saved in my favorites but it’s so expensive! I usually am extremely pro animal rights but at the same time, I feel like we eat meat already. Also, not to sound totally terrible but the animal is dead already. If something can be done to protect the species I say good and do it but as far as products being furnished to people using the skins of dead animals, there’s not much to be done.
Agreed. I can’t say I’m 100% ‘faux/synthetic’ yet, but pretty darn close… clothes, purses, shoes, furnishings, etc. I’m looking forward to the day that a ‘Hemp’ line makes a splash on one of these shopping channels… now, that’s progressive.
Posted in Fashion
04.18.15 12:15 AM