Katie on Sep 11, 2016
Very cute! They seem sturdy and look nice as bracelets too. I'm not sure how the lorica strap would hold up to regular heavy use but the stitching is quite strong and they seem ideal for light/medium use. The same goes for the feet cuffs. Nice purchase :)
About Kinky Vegan
The project Kinky Vegan started a while ago to provide a vegan alternative to those sextoys that usually are made out of the hides of non-humans (a.k.a. leather). After tediously searching for a suitable material I finally found Lorica. That's a microfiber produced in Italy, which looks almost exactly like animal leather. It doesn't only look good, it is also very sturdy, carefree (you can for example simply wash it with your laundry) and soft against the skin.
Vegan means that no animal products were used in the making of the KV items. Non-humans are treated extremely cruelly*. And why? Because we can. That we can exert power over others doesn't make it good, on the contrary I find it very objectionable to treat others cruelly.
But leather is only a byproduct of the meat industry, isn't it?
No, it's not. Leather makes up for about 10 - 15% of the profit of the meat industry and is therefore an important factor.
In addition to that is a lot of the leather that is sold in Europe produced in Asia, where working conditions can be dramatically worse than in Europe. The vast majority of leather is tanned using chromium-III-oxide. This itself is not harmful to humans, but under the tanning conditions it may convert to chromium-VI-oxide which is extremely toxic, may damage genetic material, cause cauterization, etc. Workers in low-wage countries like Bangladesh, which is a major exporter of leather, usually aren't provide with protective clothing.
If you have any questions, comments or critique, don't hesitate to write me an email at kinky.vegan [!at] gmail.com!
Update July, 2015: I will re-examine and adjust my prices in the near future. Find out more about that here: https://kinkyvegan.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/a-couple-of-thoughts-on-being-self-employed-work-and-prices/
Owner, Maker, Designer
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Is the packaging discreet?
Of course! I'm fully aware that a lot of you guys don't want your neighbours or co-workers to know what you're playing with, or maybe you just don't want your partner to find out about a gift for them. The packaging slip only has your and my address on it; no word about Kinky Vegan!
Do you have any other colour than black?
Sorry, Lorica is pretty expensive and I can't afford to offer any other colour than black at the moment.