Win a Merci Vegan Bag

Posted on by PETA

Most of us women carry a bag every day of our lives. It’s where we keep our valuables and whatever we need to get through the day. Thanks to chic companies such as Merci, whose motto is “compassion through fashion”, the market is full of vegan leather bags that look good and aren’t a product of cruelty to animals. To celebrate animal-friendly accessories, the company is giving away a Rosina tote bag– which comes with a matching sling bag –to the three entrants who give the most compelling answers to this question: Why will compassion never go out of fashion?

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The three compassionistas who most inspire us with their explanations of why cruelty-free fashion isn’t a fad will turn heads with blue, orange, or grey tote bags over their shoulders. This vegan arm candy completes any outfit and sends a message of non-violence.

Each year, the leather industry kills more than a billion animals for their skins globally. In India, cows’ and buffaloes’ throats are typically cut in full view of other cattle, who watch and wait in terror. Some cows’ legs are hacked off while they’re still conscious, and some endure the agony of being skinned alive .

Cattle aren’t the only animals killed to make leather for the fashion industry: dogs in China are beaten and killed to produce leather gloves, belts, jacket collar trim, and other items. Of course, no label says “dog skin”, so unsuspecting consumers around the world don’t know who they’re wearing when they purchase these items.

Leather production also damages the planet: toxic run-off from tanneries pollutes groundwater with high levels of lead, cyanide, and formal dehyde.

Cruelty-free is classic. With vegan brands such as Merci on the market, it’s easy to fill your wardrobe with looks that last and don’t cost animals their lives.

Good luck! In our eyes, all vegan style mavens are winners.

This contest is for residents of India only. The call for entries closes on 20 December, and the winners will be announced by 23 December.

Are you a US resident? PETA US will show you some love by hooking you up with lots of other cool contests!

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