Times have certainly changed when it comes to making kind choices. Think vegan shoes, and you may picture something substantially less than "hot". The fact is that you CAN have your cake and eat it too when it comes to being conscientious and looking fabulous. Leading the charge is Elizabeth Olsen of Olsen Haus. Her shoes look runway, but are strictly animal-free - an anomaly in high-end fashion. I've snagged three pairs and get stunned appreciation when I tell people that they are not, in fact, made of leather.
Check out this great interview with Elizabeth by Joshua Katcher and Chloe Jo Berman of The Discerning Brute and Girlie Girl Army, respectively. Elizabeth spells out that leather isn't necessarily the most natural or eco-friendly choice, and shows off some gorgeous goods modeled by Chloe.