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Animals Asia Event

Please join us on Saturday, May 18th for an all day event benefitting Animals Asia

Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. They promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change.

The Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994 and is the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China. Their founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE, Dr.med.vet. h.c., is widely recognised as the world’s leading expert on the cruel bear bile industry, having campaigned against it since 1993.

There will be volunteers from Animals Asia on hand to answer any questions you might have about all the important work they are doing. We will also be donating 10% of in store and online sales to Animals Asia, making a great day to shop-do it for the bears!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling!

Hello

Please join us on Sunda April 14th from 12-6 for our annual Spring Fling.

Spring is finally here and you need some new shoes to get you started. We have so many new styles to choose from that we don’t want you to have to narrow it down to just one..so we are offering a 15% discount on all of our New styles. We are also offering an additional 10% off of any Sale items.

Expect some tasty treats from Sherry’s Shortcakes and some Fun Beverages

Ducky Needs You!

Ducky Needs a Place to Go Right Away:

This sweet gal was dropped off at a veterinary hospital in NYC recently. She was found abandoned and shivering in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn.She is in desperate need of a home or a foster. She only has a few daysuntil she is brought to Animal Care and Control, and as many of us know the chances of a Pitbull getting out of the ACC alive are very slim.She has received veterinary care and is believed to be about 2-3 years old.

She has been very sweet with everyone that has handled her and also appears to be dog-friendly.

She is thin because she was most likely neglected or maybe used as a breeding dog.

Please be the one to turn things around for Ducky. She deserves so much more!

Please get in touch with any adoption or foster leads:
erica@mooshoes.com

Betty Goes Vegan Launch Party

Join us on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:30 at MooShoes to celebrate the release of Betty Goes Vegan.

Betty Goes Vegan is Annie and Dan Shannon’s debut cookbook. Their goal with this book was to produce a complete and comprehensive guide to help people not just go vegan but stay vegan by recreating 500 of their favorite meals & dishes cruelty-free style. There is a wide variety of recipes in here for chefs of all skill level – from the amateur can-opener to the gourmet food architect – sprinkled among helpful tips, anecdotes from the three year adventure Annie and Dan Shannon took through Betty’s Big Red as well as Betty Crocker history and analysis. The result is a delightful and accessible compendium with long lost loves, reliable go-tos and not so guilty pleasures.

The authors will be on hand for all your questions and accolades. Books will be available for purchase. Drinks and Snacks will be on hand, of course!

For more information on the event and to RSVP please go here: http://www.facebook.com/events/400399916710620/

 

MooShoes In-Store Event Thursday, Dec. 27

Waist Away

Hello from MooShoes.

Mary Clifton, M.D., co-author of the brand new title Waist Away—How to Joyfully Loose Weight and Supercharge Your Life will be at MooShoes to sign copies of her book on Thursday, December 27th from 5pm-7pm.

With the holidays coming to an end, many of us are venturing into the new year with a bevy of resolutions, with eating better and loosing weight likely on the top of many lists. Waist Away is the perfect book to get you started. The book features special sections on revving up your sex drive, staving off osteoporosis, conquering food addictions, and sailing through menopause. You’ll also get great advice and recipes from the biggest names in the nutrition world. If you’re ready to lose weight joyfully and live a life free of disease—in a delicious way that makes sense for yourself and the planet—this book is definitely for you.

A mother/daughter physician team will show you how in their book, which reflects their 15 years of medical experience and cutting-edge nutritional know-how. These two docs believe in the philosophy that good food is always your best medicine. You’ll read stories of their patients who lost weight and conquered chronic diseases by simply eating a delicious, plant-based diet.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Get your copy signed and your questions answered by the experts in-person.

You can find more information on the book and Dr. Mary Clifton’s work here.

Take Care,

the MooShoes Staff

Adoption Event at MooShoes Sunday

Adoption Event

Adopt Us!!!Hello from MooShoes.

Please join us on Sunday, December 9th from 12-4PM for an Adoption Day.

I (Erica) have been volunteering at Heavenly Angels. They’re filled to the brim and really need to find homes for all the critters that have been dumped on them (there are close 200) which means that this shelter is very overwhelmed.

I have gotten to know so many of these animals personally and am in love with so many of them. Their spirits remain high despite being stuck in a shelter. Let’s keep their hope alive by homing some of these amazing dogs and cats.

On Sunday, you will have the opportunity to meet:

Penelope—A 1-year-old Basset Hound mix, this shorty is a lover and is happiest in your lap. She gets along well with other dogs and all people (including children). How can you resist those eyes?
Visit Penelope’s Petfinder page for more information.

Scooter—Do you know how some dogs just call out to you? Well that was the story for me and Scooter. He seems a little shy initially, but warms up to his caregiver very quickly. He is a 2-year-old Schipperke mix. This breed is known for their devotion and loyalty. Although he has energy, he is still very well-suited for apartment life because he is great at keeping himself busy. He’s small enough that you can tote him around if you need to, but he is very content with just sitting in your lap and thinks rubdowns are the greatest! Visit Scooter’s Petfinder page for more details.

Luce—Ok, I’ll admit, I’m bias to Luce because he is a mini version of one of my dogs. He’s a little bundle of joy though and he loves everyone. But he’s looking for that special someone that’s going to love him back. He is young and energetic, so he’s best suited for someone that can be active with him (runners, I’m looking at you). He’s a 1-year-old Terrier mix. Take him home and we know that within a couple of days you will fall in love and wonder how you could have gone without him for so long. Find out more about Luce here.

We’ll also have some cats here available for adoption. You know we love cats. I mean, we have four of them in the store as it is. Most cats prefer having a companion or two, so you single-cat households—GET ON IT!

We so badly want to find these guys their forever homes that we are offering to pay half the adoption fee. We also have tons of recommendations for discounted vet care, pet sitting, and training.

We know that taking on a companion animal is a commitment, but it will be the best decision you ever make. And why stop at one…?

Help us make a dent in this homeless animal epidemic. If this is successful, we will continue to host even more critters looking for homes.

Fashion’s Night OUt—VEGAN EDITION!

MooShoes will be participating in Fashion’s Night Out again this year—last year was so much fun, we couldn’t resist doing it again. So join us on Thursday, September 6th at 7pm as we welcome many of our favorite vegan businesses to the store, chow down on tons of vegan snacks, and offer up some major discounts. RSVP on Facebook.

Here’s a list of participating vendors:

Cri De CoueurCri De Coeur/ This NYC-based stylish, contemporary women’s footwear and accessory line that is ethically produced from start to finish is bringing their coveted handbags and their new sustainable jewelry line to MooShoes. For one night only, the locally handmade luxurious bags will go down to 70% off. You can preview the jewelry line and pre-order the collection before they hit the retail stores.

Brave GentleManBrave GentleMan/ The ongoing collaboration, Novacas x Brave GentleMan features durable, classic men’s shoes that are made under fair labor conditions in the European Union. They rival leather like no other— breaking-in and aging wonderfully—and are suitable for vegans, with uppers made from biodegradable PU microfiber. Handsome both inside and out.

NEUAURANEUAURA/ NEUAURA is committed to bringing quality, unique footwear that is vegan and eco-friendly, doing their best to ensure the manufacturing process and materials leave minimal impact on our planet. For Fashion’s Night Out, they will be debuting their Fall 2012 collection including knee-high dress boots, riding boots, patent toe-cap oxford wedges, metallic toe-cap flats and much, much more.

Vaute CoutureVaute Couture/ Vaute Couture is the vegan fashion house born to reinvent the winter dress coat as vegan, eco-conscious, and warm enough for a real winter. The result of a year of development and 8 months of fabric research is a coat line made of recycled and recyclable fibers that has the weatherproofness of a high performance coat but the look of a high style dress coat. Vaute Couture uses fabrics on the cutting edge of weatherproof performance & sustainability with coats constructed locally in NYC’s fashion district.

Love Is MightyLove is Mighty/ Handmade by tribal artisans in India, made from recycled materials, vegan owned and operated.

Matt + NatMATT & NAT/ MATT & NAT founder, Inder Bedi, will be on-hand to give away a free gift with every purchase for Fashion’s Night Out. MATT & NAT is a vegan line that’s been designed in Montreal, Canada since 1995, with love. Linings are always made out of 100 % recycled water bottles.

We’re also lucky to have some our favorite purveyors of vegan food attending as well. Enjoy tasty treats from:

Candle 79Candle 79/ Combining creative, beautifully presented healthy and delicious cuisine with gracious and knowledgeable service in a gorgeous duplex space, Candle 79 is at the forefront of a movement to bring elegance to vegetarian cuisine, and bring the concepts of “local,” “seasonal,” “organic,” and “vegan” into the culinary mainstream.

Rescue ChocolateRescue Chocolate/ Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life!” From each chocolate purchased, 100% of the net profits are donated to animal rescue organizations around the country. Each of the six chocolate bar flavors and two types of truffles highlights a different rescue issue.

Regal VeganRegal Vegan/ Regal Vegan has been making extraordinary food for health-conscious foodies since 2007 and is the brains behind Faux Gras. This rich, creamy walnut lentil pate has been delighting New Yorkers for years and is a most harm-free way to have your Faux Gras and eat it too. Regal Vegan’s newest product, Basilicotta is making it’s way into the hearts and mouths of all those seeking a deliciously conscious alternative to ricotta and lives happily in the cashew cheese section of your local health food store.

RawliciousRawlicious/ Canadian-born, the delicious 100% raw restaurant recently opened their first location in downtown NYC. This will be a great opportunity to sample many items of their extensive menu. We at MooShoes can personally assure you that their food is really darn amazing.

Sherry's ShortcakesSherry’s Shortcakes/ We have been lucky enough to collaborate with Sherry’s Shortcakes in the past. For them, adorable, delectable treats are a must-have. All her morsels are made with the finest, all-natural, organic ingredients and are 100% vegan.

If we haven’t convinced you yet, maybe this will:

Alice Dietz

MooShoes will be offering a 15% discount on all purchases made in store that night.

We will also be holding a raffle with loads of prizes from many of the businesses mentioned above. Money raised will go to benefit the fine work of Alice Dietz. She works tirelessly for Brooklyn’s feral cats. Read more about her work, here.

Finally, special thanks to all the behind-the-scenes design and photography work from raven + crow studio and Avery Wham Photography, always working hard to make us look good.

raven and crow + avery wham photo

Hope to see you there!

Take Care,
Erica at MooShoes
Go Vegan, Thanks!

Launch Party for Jenny Brown’s Book, The Lucky Ones

Join us on Tuesday, August 7th at 7pm to celebrate the release of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s founder, Jenny Brown’s book,  “The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight For Farm Animals”

In “The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight For Farm Animals” Jenny tells of how at the young age of 32 she’d already reached her goals in the documentary world working for the likes of Errol Morris, PBS’s Frontline, and the Discovery Channel.  Then a dormant but deeply ingrained need to do something to really help animals rose to a head—an early mid-life crisis—and she volunteered for the Texas mission.  She moved from Boston to rural Watkins Glen, New York, in 2002 to live and work at an animal sanctuary and learn all she could about shelter operations. There Jenny and her husband Doug found the confidence they needed to start a sanctuary of their own in Woodstock two years later. Today, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary takes care of over two hundred rescued farm animals and has thousands of visitors annually. By placing people within eye contact of beings mostly known as food, the sanctuary changes hearts and minds about the animals abused in our industrialized food system.

We are very excited for this event. Jenny is a longtime friend and her passion for her work is evident and everything she says and does, plus she is super fun to be around.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary is truly one of my favorite places on the planet and visiting always reignites my fight for the plight of farm animals and I can only assume this book will have the same effect for me and you!

Jenny will be on hand to discuss the book, sign copies, and party with y’all (Jenny’s from Louiseville, by the way)

Books will be available for purchase.

There will also be some light refreshments.

 

Trunk Show With Crystalyn Kae

Most of you are familiar with Crystalyn Kae She makes some of the most amazing bags, purses, clutches on the planet. See for yourself!

These bags are handmade in Seattle, Washington, which is something that we don’t get a lot of these days. As someone that has been using her bags for years, I promise you that these bags last forever (well at least it is still going after 4 years of continuous use.)

Crystalyn, the designer and creator will be at MooShoes on Wednesday, June 27th from 4-7:30 with some of her one of a kind, never before seen designs available for purchase. Enjoy some light refreshments and get a chance to chat with the very talented Crystalyn.

NYC-Some Great Events Coming Our Way!

On June 16 and 17th , join us for the The Seed-a vegan experience  Looking to meet other vegans, thinking about going vegan and need a little guidance, you’re hungry, you want to be there the day world record is broken for the most times the word vegan is used.

All good reasons..combined with:

  • 17 Leading Experts Presenting, Including World Champions
  • Food Samplings Form Top NYC Vegan Restaurants
  • 7 Cooking & Other Demonstrations
  • 3 Movie Screenings with Film Directors Q&A
  • +80 Vendors
  • Workshops
  • Spectacular BUST Magazines Craft-tacular
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Amazing Raffle Prizes
  • And Much More!
And on June 14th, there is a benefit for Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary on a gorgeous rooftop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Tickets available now