Discuss: Stella Hearts Vegans; Adidas Doesn't

The Independent reports today that Stella McCartney's taking heat from animal rights activists. The longtime vegetarian is getting flack for her seco
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The Independent reports today that Stella McCartney's taking heat from animal rights activists. The longtime vegetarian is getting flack for her seco
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The Independent reports today that Stella McCartney's taking heat from animal rights activists. The longtime vegetarian is getting flack for her secondary line, Stella for Adidas. While her sportswear is all made without animal products, Adidas itself uses kangaroo leather in many of its shoes, causing some cries of hypocrisy. Should Stella refuse a partnership with any huge company that goes against her own fashion ethics? Or is the designer actually pushing her cause by setting a good example for Adidas, inspiring them to play with other vegan fashion options, and making animal-free sportswear available to a bigger group of shoppers? It should be noted that kangaroos are neither endangered nor slaughtered inhumanely, and according to our Aussie source, they also make excellent beef jerky - though we realize this is beside the point.