An interesting thread on the dilemmas of ethical fashion:

“i can picture it now: sitting in a suave veggie bar wearing a pair of calf skin gucci loafers weeping over a tofu wrap.”

Take a butchers at the thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum

“it’s partially true. soy bean production like any other farmed crop is a strain on the enviornment. however, it is nothing compared to the detrimental impact that livestock farming produces. cattle produce more carbon than all the cars in the world combined and here’s the big one, it takes 1 acre of livestock to produce 1lb or meat protein but the same 1 acre can produce 10lb of veg protein. so bean farming is not only more environmentally sound it also has the ability to feed the starving.”