Pig Skin Lining Dilemma4:20 AM
Are we purchasing Pig Skin Lining Shoes?
In fact, as I’m a non-Muslim seller, I really have no idea how to check on the pig skin lining at the first stage… Thus, I have made tons of refund / return / exchange to customers who complaint that our shoes are made of pig skin lining… :(
We checked with factory again and again, googling again and again and to be friend until now I am not sure either… (T.T) (forgive me as I’m not a pig skin lining scholar)
However, I think I have to make my effort clear up this thought…
(At least is a respect to my Muslim’s customer, I think… ** winks **)
First of all, how would we know that is not made of pig skin lining ?
Ok, this is how we work with factory. Every time when factory send us the new arrivals notice, they did indicate clearly on the material section whether it is made of leather, pig skin leather, PU leather, Cow leather & etc… I personally have come across few types of shoes which tagged with "Pig Skin Lining"
Secondly, we have checked with factory why 3 dots still appears on the shoes ? Why ?
They told us that those are manmade leather. They are trying to make these artificial pig skins look more ‘genuine’. Simply because genuine pig skin leather raw material is very expensive… The genuine pig skin shoe would have cost over RM 200++ !!
Also, the way of arranging during production affected the outlook of shoes. Using PVC and Plastic material during production will create the 3dots looks as well…
The conclusion is we can boldly say that according to the information given by our factory --- Our shoes are NOT made of pig skin.
However, we understand that some of our Muslim’s customers still worry those are made of pig skin.
As we said earlier, we really are not the scholar of pig skin lining. We cannot check on science lab whether it’s pig skin lining or not… We are selling according to the information given by factory.
Therefore, to be fair to both Agape Boutique and Muslim’s customers, we feel it’s better that if you are sensitive on the Pig Skin Lining issue, with NO OFFEND, please DO NOT place order with us.
Of course we too would like to have more sales, but to create misunderstanding and to be crown with A NON-HONEST online boutique, I think this will be the best way :D
~ Happy Shopping ~
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(credited to Getz Club forum)
** please note comment posted by shamiey (counted from bottom # 4) is similar to what factory told us