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Stella McCartney's kangaroo skin boots are fiction

Football boots with kangaroo skin are not going to appear in Stella McCartney's upcoming fashion line.

Earlier this week GenQ reported on media speculation that Stella McCartney’s next collection for Adidas which is due to be unveiled in coming weeks, included football boots with kangaroo skin as a part of the women’s range. This was despite Stella being a vegetarian and previously condemning fashion designers who have incorporated the use of fur with their collections (as initially reported by GenQ).

Since publishing the story on 27 August, we have been contacted directly by the press office for Stella McCartney, stating to the delight of many that the reports of such footwear are false.

Below is the press statement that we received in full.

“We would like to make a comment in reference to some recent misleading news published in the last days entertaining the idea that Stella McCartney is actually using kangaroo leather for the shoes she designs under her well established sportswear collaboration with adidas, adidas by Stella McCartney. These stories are just simply not true.

Stella McCartney is a lifelong vegetarian and committed advocate of animal rights and doesnt use any leather or fur in any of her collections, including of course, her successful adidas by Stella McCartney collections, which are 100% cruelty free.

All the accessories designed in collaboration with adidas are made with alternative to leather: high performance fabrics, which dont use any animal by products including kangaroo leather.

By using such innovative materials to produce high performance shoes, Stella McCartney proves that the use of leather is not necessary to achieve the same performance results and offers the best alternative for the consumer to decide.”

GenQ's initial report Stella McCartney under fire for kangaroo skin boots can be found here.


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