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...