Animal Writes
From 26 December 2004 Issue

Holiday Returns
By Michelle Michelson - [email protected] 

Alright so your parents didn't really understand what you meant by pleather and your not digging the wool gloves. Well, no need to fret, kindly return those presents and get yourself the veganized version.

If you're a big Paul Frank fan, Delias has got just what you need. They generally carry Paul Frank hoodies, shoes, tee-shirts and sometimes shoes. Always double check the labels, but Paul Frank is really good about not using leather or wool. Delias, on a whole has plenty of animal-friendly clothing. You can check out their website by going to

Having a hard time finding some non-leather shoes? I know I had a hard time unless I bought really cheaply made Payless shoes. Vans makes it possible to wear a comfortable shoe and be animal-friendly all at the same time. The Vans Rowley edition shoes are all synthetic derived and are probably the comfiest shoes I've ever had the pleasure of setting my feet into. Just go to and search around the site for new pair of styling' shoes.

The Argyle is back, but your parents probably thought buying it from J. Crew was a good idea since they can be tricky to find. Unfortunately J. Crew likes to use all wool but do not fear Amazon can once again save the day. Through their website you can find a variety of cruelty-free argyle sweaters made from acrylic and cotton. You can check them all out by going to and typing argyle sweaters.

For some reason your grandparents weren't really comfortable with the digital age and got you that old 35mm camera. Little do your grandparents know that film is derived from animals. Let's just take a look at the variety of inexpensive digital cameras and maybe a few expensive ones at the website;). Make sure to check out the canon s410 or maybe if you are on a smaller budget the canon a400. All can be found by just going to

Hope that gives everyone a few options if their presents don't come out as animal-friendly as they would have liked them to be.

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