I have several pairs of shoes and other accessories that are made of leather, that I've had since before veganism. I no longer wish to wear them, but I'm at a loss as to what to do about it.
Most of it is very high quality and in good shape. I'm pretty sure I could make a decent amount of cash if I took it to resale shops....and I could use the cash for sure.
Or, there is Goodwill.
Or, I could just toss it out.
I really can't decide. What is the most ethical choice?
To give you an idea of what I'm talking about -
I have 2 leather coats, original value of several hundred each.
2 pairs leather boots, orginally around 100$ each.
Leather gloves, cashmere lined, was 100$.
Coach bag with leather trim, was 120$.
Kenneth Cole suede bag, was $160.
And a few other pair of sandals/dress shoes, were 50-100$ each originally, and belts $30-50.
I used to have a lot of leather
I'm really embarrassed that I still have this stuff. I should never have had it, but even though I haven't had meat in 10 years for whatever reason I never considered leather. Please don't hate me
My lifestyle has done a 180 in recent years/months.
Resale of course doesn't pay anywhere near the original prices, but I still think I could get a good bit....but is that an ok thing to do?
ARGGG I'm confuuuuuuused