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PETA, L.A.-based shoemaker Rebecca Mink team up to create vegan flats

PETA, L.A.-based shoemaker Rebecca Mink team up to create vegan flats

Ostrich skin has cachet in the world of luxury accessories, but like most exotic materials, it comes at a price to animals. In an effort to raise awareness and offer a stylish alternative, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has teamed with Los Angeles-based shoemaker Rebecca Mink to create a vegan fabric ostrich-print flat available for pre-order beginning on Friday through Jan. 8.

The PETA x Mink pointy-toe ballet flats, which will ship in February, are made-to-order from high-tech, durable, nonsolvent microfiber fabric in burgundy and black. Twenty percent of the profits from the $175 flats will benefit PETA.

Mink, who started her company 16 years ago as a custom...

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