Levi’s claims to be big on sustainability. Sooo we’re not sure where it gets off using cows skin for patches on it’s jeans, it knows that animal leather has at least three times the negative impact on the environment of most vegan leather. Levi’s also claims that one of its core values is empathy. Well aside from the fact that taking someone’s skin isn’t empathetic by any stretch of the definition, animal leather often comes from cows who are branded, mutilated, confined, and deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them. Levi’s must recognize that if it’s actually committed to sustainable and progressive practices, it needs to replace its leather jean patches with vegan leather immediately.