Kippah Materialst Ego-kippot, the only thing more important than doing business is remaining true to our ethical and moral values. This is why we urge you to carefully consider the points below before making the decision: Suede or Satin.
Benefits of a Satin kippah over a suede (leather) kipah:
- Environmentally Friendly – According to the United Nations, animal agriculture is responsible for well over 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Raising animals for commercial purposes commercially is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous-oxide emissions (PETA). In addition to the impact of accelerated growth hormones, the leather manufacturing process also negatively affects the workers and the environment. Carcinogenic chromium compounds, arsenic and mercury are among the elements present in leather manufacturing, and have been linked to various forms of cancer, leukemia, and birth defects.
- Odor-Free – Unlike Suede kippot, Satin kippot do not have a distinct odor.
- Humanity – Judaism teaches tikkun olam; repairing the world. This ideology has become synonymous with social justice and showing compassion for all living things. Vegetarianism and veganism are ways by which we can all practice tikkun olam.
- Yom Kippur – According to the Jewish law, only garments of non-animal origin can be worn on Yom Kippur and on Tisha b’Av. Therefore you would,not be able to wear your suede kippah to shul on these Holy Days.
- Education – Teaching compassion, taking responsibility for the environment. Recently, the common use of furs and animal skin has fallen out of fashion—thanks to the courageous few who had the chutzpah to take a stand. You too, can be among the number who make the change today.
- Status – At one time, leather garments were indicative of wealth. Today, the wearing of animal fur and leather is indicative of a selfishness, irresponsibility and apathy.
- Affordability – Satin kippot are a more budget-friendly choice than Suede. Here is an opportunity to save money, as well as doing your part to save the environment by opting for satin kippot.
That said, don’t you think choosing to refrain from buying leather goods is the right thing to do? The animals and the environment will love you for it! Besides, we think that it is honorable and worthy to keep your joyous simcha free from reminders of animal suffering and environmental toxicity.
Our suede kippot are divided in two separate products, according to their available colors. Standard color suede kippot are less expensive.
The standard and only available size of satin kippahs is 20 cm (measured between the two edges of a folded kippah).
The standard size of suede kippahs is Ø16 cm. Unless requested otherwise, this is our default kippah size, as most of our customers expect to receive this size which suits almost all heads of all ages.
Read this article on Wikipedia to know more about the use of kipot