We don’t go to zoos, eat meat or fish or gelatine etc. and we don’t wear leather. Not always easy for little kids but mine understand and accept his for now. I take veg friendly sweets in my pockets to parties and I spend HOURS buying shoes.
We have to send to New York and sometimes Russia for my daughters ballet shoes. Sometimes I have to buy school shoes every half term from the supermarkets because being man-made they don’t last. Sometimes we have to spend a fortune on great quality vegetarian boots for my husband. Mainly though cheap shoe shops are where I am most likely to find shoes we can wear.
Other mums would talk of going to Clarks for their kids shoes and I would feel I was doing my kids a disservice somehow. (Please don’t worry I got tons of advice a bout this and their feet are super healthy and breathe a lot :-)) Kids don’t have to wear leather at all. Clarks is a bit of an instituition though and I was quite sad to write it off.
But tonight well I have had a little revelation. Some f their shoes are actually synthetic. They look super nice and I bet they are fabulous quality too.
I need to hop over to MyVoucherCodes and have a good browse through their voucher codes . All I need is a Clarks discount code and those princess sparklies can come and live it at our house all ready for the party season.
A little part of me will feel a bit better for having bought some quality shoes from Clarks.