I have recently transitioned to a vegan lifestyle and have been trying to avoid all animal products. However, I have been struggling with what to do with my leather items such as shoes, jackets and belts. I do not want to contribute to animal cruelty, but at the same time, I do not want to waste my current leather items.
I am wondering if it is ethical for me to wear these items and how other vegans handle the situation. I have heard varying opinions on the matter and would love to hear from fellow vegans on their thoughts and experiences.
Thank you in advance for your insights!