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Unless you live on a deserted island without WiFi connection, you’ve probably heard of the word ‘vegan’ or know a vegan.
Maybe you even are a vegan. In this case, you’re probably catching on that a vegan is someone who is anything but a fussy vegetarian.
It’s a lifestyle philosophy that embraces this idea of compassion in forgoing the use or consumption of any animal product or by-product across all areas of one’s life.
The vegan movement is thriving with vegan communities popping up both online and offline. What makes it even more accessible is the growing range of vegan alternatives for almost every product imaginable.
But this wasn’t the case 10 years ago when Debbie Kertesz, creator of the online, cruelty-free boutique, Humankind, made the decision to stop wearing leather as part of her evolving vegan lifestyle.
In her search for vegan friendly shoes that weren’t just Havaiana thongs or Converse sneakers, Debbie found it extremely challenging to find products available for purchase in Australia.
From here the idea of Humankind was born; an online collection of high quality vegan bags, wallets and shoes with not a strip of leather in sight.