London-based online boot and shoe maker and retailer Will’s Vegan Shoes and Accessories Co. has released candidates for what may be the perfect on-location boots and shoes for photographers and moviemakers, Waterproof Hiking Boots and Waterproof Hiking Shoes, in men’s and women’s version and in a range of sizes.
Shoe designer Will Green “started Will’s Vegan Shoes with a passion to provide animal and human friendly shoes with high-street styles and prices. My dream is to bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically produced vegan shoes.”
I have had to pay particular attention to leather products in our home and home studio and offices in recent years, since radical climate change set in and many leather products here began attracting mould for the very first time.
Mould is fatal to cameras, lenses and electronics.
Leather goods, leather trim on camera bags and camera straps, leather boots and shoes and even some synthetic fabrics can become mould breeders almost overnight, and once established mould can spread from item to item and throughout the house.
Black mould has proven to be a particular problem for some Sydney residents of our acquaintance, requiring them to evacuate their flats and the flats themselves to be boarded up, declared uninhabitable.
I have tried removing mould from affected items with anti-mould products of various sorts but mould spores always seem to remain deeply embedded even when the surface appears clean.
As a result we have now embarked on a total leather elimination policy.
A major facet of that is the replacement of leather and leather-trimmed shoes and boots with products made from vegan leather.
We have just placed an order with Will’s Vegan Shoes in order to try out one of Mr Green’s products and test them for size, one of the biggest concerns when buying boots, clothes or shoes online from an unfamiliar supplier.