Holster is PETA-approved and free from exploitation or cruelty to animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia is dedicated to protecting the rights of all animals under the principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any way. PETA build mutually beneficial relationships with kind companies and contacted holster to connect with their compassionate consumers by using the ‘PETA-APPROVED VEGAN’ logo, symbolising animal-friendly clothing and accessories. Google Trends list Australia as the top country in the world searching ‘vegan’ online and is the largest growing vegan market in the world. Veganism is a way of living that excludes, as far as possible and practicable, all exploitation of and cruelty to, animals for food, fashion or any other purpose.
As parents, Holster co-founders, Ben Nothling and Natalie Miller are aware of the impact the fashion industry can have on future generations and, as such, ensure holster is reducing its ecological footprint. Ben states, “Our passion for animals led us to producing 100% vegan footwear. The next step was to be recognised by PETA. Our mission is to prevent animal cruelty and embrace ethical processes by producing shoes that do not contain animal products.”
Natalie, holster’s Creative Director, grew up in Noosa and, from a young age, has always loved animals, commenting, “This is very close to our hearts, which is why holster continues to support animal welfare causes. We are excited that veganism, fuelled by social media, is producing social awareness around ethical issues and expect our PETA approval attracts people aligned with holster’s practice to care, protect and love all animals.”
Holster offer a large array of footwear, including sneakers made of recycled ocean plastics, rubber and canvas; espadrilles and wedges using non-animal derived materials like metals and cottons; and jelly sandals that are REACH-certiﬁed and 100% recyclable. Shopping vegan is an ethical lifestyle choice to protect animals. When you wear holster footwear, you’re taking a positive step for the planet.