Eating Like You Give a Damn

11: Disrupting Food and Fashion with a Boot-Loving Texan | Kat Mendenhall

August 26, 2019 Stephanie Harter Episode 11
Eating Like You Give a Damn
11: Disrupting Food and Fashion with a Boot-Loving Texan | Kat Mendenhall
Show Notes

Do you feel drawn in by the message of making conscious and cruelty-free choices, but find it difficult to identify as any of the labels we see related to diet and lifestyle today? 

Or maybe you’ve tossed around the idea of turning your passion for plant-based living into a business that you love?  

If so, then you’ll relish this inspo-packed episode because I am excited to present Kat Mendenhall - who is a boot-loving Texan who grew up among cattle ranchers, became a vegan coach, and set out to change the world without changing her personal Texan style.

Kat is on a mission to disrupt the fashion industry by offering a line of cruelty-free cowboy boots and other non-leather Western accessories. Kat believes animals should not suffer for fashion and creates high-end beautiful vegan products that replace the use of animals without sacrificing quality.

She is also a master vegan lifestyle coach and educator certified by Main Street Vegan Academy, a certified culinary nutrition expert through The Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and is certified in plant-based nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Foundation offered at eCornell University.

In this lively chat, we discuss:

  • How the leather industry is mistakenly viewed as a by-product of the meat industry, and Kat explains how it is actually a co-product driven by consumer demand 
  • The most critical (and highly toxic) problem with leather affecting human life and why it’s the social justice issue no one’s talking about - and Kat’s proposal to fix it.
  • Kat shares valuable tips if you find yourself living in an area that doesn’t have a vegan presence for support
  • And, She even breaks down exactly what it looks like to work with her as a master vegan lifestyle coach, as well as how you can order your very own custom cowboy or cowgirl boots that are made from non-toxic, high quality, and sustainable vegan leather. 

Plus, Kat has a cool collection of Texas Vegan Recipes in an e-book to give you for free. Sign up for her newsletter on her website and it’s yours!




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