Cowhugger was born out of a desire to demonstrate that being a compassionate and responsible consumer does not mean compromising on fashion or quality. Cowhugger is a vegan boutique featuring beautifully crafted men’s and women’s cruelty-free shoes, bags, belts and accessories. Partners, Stephanie Terronez and Patrick Burwell, realized that the effort to make the world a kinder, better place for all its inhabitants begins with the choices we make in our own lives and that powerful change happens when we let those choices be guided by compassion, awareness and a sense of responsibility to the world around us. They have committed to letting their passion for animals, the environment and social justice lead their business decisions and Cowhugger’s purpose. They believe that passion + compassion + respect + inspiration + love = a beautiful world.