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This Montreal-Based Shoe Brand is Going Vegan

Call It Spring ditches leather for a more sustainable outlook.

Montreal-based shoe brand Call It Spring has officially gone vegan.

Yesterday, the Canadian shoe designer committed to producing 100% vegan consumer products going forward, beginning with their Spring 2019 collection. Call It Spring’s vice president Monia Atijas explained in a statement how there was a focus placed on making vegan shoes more accessible to consumers, which she deemed to be an important factor when developing this new footwear collection. The process consisted of conducting “a thorough assessment of all products, to identify what materials and components needed to be replaced, develop[ing] a vegan policy that outlined what materials were no longer permitted, and devise[ing] steps to ensure all products would be entirely free from animal materials or derivatives.”

Call It Spring wants to make it easier for consumers to identify vegan products by printing a “V” on all shoe soles and boxes. Their website also features more information on their vegan shoes, and the processes behind their production.

With the brand’s shift towards sustainability, they hope to better the environment and increase accessibility to animal-friendly options without compromising on style. Consumers are demanding sustainable practices from fast-fashion brands, and, as part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Call It Spring has taken it upon themselves to meet these growing expectations.

Shop Call It Spring’s new vegan arrivals below.