More and more companies are manufacturing products with materials that look and feel like leather and fur, but are not derived from animals. This is because they realize how abusive leather and other materials and fabrics are when made from animals. And they also realize that consumers are becoming more aware and conscious of their purchases, wanting compassionate products. Consumers are demanding an end to animal testing and animal derived products. Businesses that don’t meet this growing consumer demand are growing go out of favor.
Meet a pioneer and global leader in vegan design, Deborah DiMare. Her video explains how wonderful these new products are and why more consumers are choosing compassionate products.
Deborah is an accomplished vegan design expert, luxury interior decorator, published author, TV personality, educational speaker, a global influencer for the vegan design movement and founder of DiMare Design. She created VeganDesign.org to promote an understanding of fabulous vegan options and why these should replace animal derived products.
Click HERE to see a list of many beautiful vegan fabrics taking over the market.
The Vegan Design 101 Online Class
When purchasing, please use the code ‘HelpingAnimals‘ to receive 20% off.
Consumers will learn how wonderful vegan materials are. Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to display on their marketing materials. Students will receive an accredited 7.5 CEUs.
Other offerings include on-site classes, lectures, seminars and internship programs.
Consumer trends show that:1
56% of Americans stop buying from brands they believe are unethical.
16 Million people in the U.S. are now vegan or vegetarian. That is a growth of 13 Million since 2009.
72% of Americans oppose testing products on animals.
30-55% of global consumers are willing to pay more for socially responsible companies.
One BILLION animals are killed every year for their skin and fur. 1
Innovative materials are a true luxury, rather than [animal] leather, which as become a commodity.Stella McCartney
Design Industry Statistics1
- 80% of the world’s leather comes from China. China has no regulations on leather, so dogs and cats are often used for leather hides.
- The fur and skins industry is not transparent about the statistics. The following estimates are based on research:
- 12 geese for 1 down pillow
- 8 cows for 1 sofa
- 150 chinchillas for 1 full-length coat,
- 60 minks for 1 full-length coat
For additional statistics, please see https://vegandesign.org/industry-facts/.