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susanab
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2005 12:09:02 PM »

I really understand--plus there's the thought that isn't it ALL recycled leather--I mean as soon as we take it off the animal.  So where does the distinction start?
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2005 12:14:37 PM »

I, also, feel the same way as you do about leather. I think if you sold those, and advertised that they were made from recycled leather and profits go to an animal friendly cause, people would be more likely to buy them (not that they wouldn't buy them anyway, it's a beautiful clutch), but it provides a feel-good incentive!

Look into NAVIS, I think it stands for the National Antivivisection something or other, and it deals with animal testing. My sister is a member.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2005 12:18:17 PM »

    I know exactly how you feel - I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but leather IS a touchy subject. there are lots of good ideas on here, i really like the idea of including a note. If someone cut me up to make bags, I think I would want my skin to be re-used in all the pretty ways they could, but on the other hand, that's not likely to happen, so it might sound like poncey speculation.
  I think it's very good of you to be considering this so much, but don't go crazy. No matter what you do, some people will love you for it, some will hate you. At the end of the day, it's most important that you do what feels right to YOU.
   If no one else has suggested it, and you decide to do a donation, may I please suggest the Humane Society?

 Your clutch is beautiful! You have a great eye for color and design.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2005 12:29:02 PM »

i'm commenting on the conundrum  Wink :
 so.. i can understand where you're coming from with the leather coming from animals. BUT.
you have 3 garbage bags full of it; you're absolutely right in not wanting it to go to waste. so you have a few basic choices:
you could...
a) throw it away (bad idea:)
b)sell it to a crafter/anybody really
c) do what you are going to do,

personally, i'd go with choice c. you're not planning on throwing it away, so choice a is nonexistant (plus, if you were to throw it away, it would benefit nobody). choice b would be a compromise, but... you don't know what the person will do with it, and whether or not they will donate any money to charity.
i'd go with what you are planning already. seems like a good choice to me. if your aversion to leather is so great, you feel like you don't want to work with 3 garbage bags of it, you could sell the leather and donate THAT money to charity.
but obviously, you won't be able to charge as much for leather scraps as you would for clutches. so you'd end up with less donatable $.

whew! that was a long post.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2005 01:15:54 PM »

Well, I just think its fabulous and I love recycled items! 
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2005 01:19:23 PM »

Well, I just think its fabulous and I love recycled items! 

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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2005 03:30:13 AM »

I think you've got some good suggestions regarding your conundrum - so I just wanted to pause and say it is  lovely clutch and you've done beautiful work on it.
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smelsmin
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2005 04:24:20 AM »

I agree with the little card thingy that would tell people your opinions about leather and that some of the profits go to charity, and your purse is really pretty! I'm a semi-vegitarian, and while I do not mind leather (except or the odd thought of "poor cow"), I think it would definetely be better to recycle. Great purse, and i second Grrrromit that if somebody used my skin for leather (no, it would happen unless I suddenly turned into a cow), I would definetely prefer to be a pretty accessorie like your clutche than something nasty or boring.
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