Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Vegan Rain Boots??

Here is a question I was asked awhile ago. Thought I would pass on this tidbit as I found it interesting (I learned something new having to research this answer).

"Are your rain boots vegan?"

The answer......Nope.

Although the majority of our boots are made from natural rubber, they go through a curing process called vulcanization (more on that later). This process is critical as it without it rubber is basically useless. During vulcanization, various chemicals are added, some of which are animal based.

Which results in pretty much all rubber-based products from tires to rain boots to rubber bands not meeting the standard for vegans unless they are processed in a different way..

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