Vegan Fashion

As any self-respecting plant-based practitioner will tell you, living on plants goes way beyond the food we eat. Our diet is vitally important for sure, but so are the choices we make in other areas of our lives, and that includes the world of vegan fashion.

While many still see the fashion industry as innocuous, largely through a lack of information rather than blatant disregard for animal welfare, others are waking up to the fact that what we wear is just as important as what we eat.

The list of materials made or taken from animals is long. Some of the more obvious include:

Leather – Wool – Silk – Feathers – Skins – Fur

However, many of these materials appear on the racks with different monikers and some seemingly synthetic fashion products may actually contain animal products. It’s a bit of a minefield out there.

The good news is that things are changing, albeit far slower than we’d like. Vegan fashion houses are springing up all the time, and with leading lights like Stella McCartney vowing to never use materials taken from animals, the future looks bright.

However, that doesn’t necessarily make shopping for cruelty-free fashion items any easy at the moment. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few articles that should, hopefully, help you make the right choices – for you, the animals, and the environment – next time you’re shopping for ethical clothing.

Vegan Belts: Mens & Womens Canvas, Faux Leather, & Web Belts

Vegan Belts: Mens & Womens Canvas, Faux Leather, & Web Belts

Belt’s may very well be the world’s most under appreciated clothing item. These waist wraparounds have saved countless people from public embarrassment and consequently, depending on the jurisdiction, arrest and jail time for public indecency. While most of these...

Vegan Ties: Silk-Free Neckties For The Compassionate Gentleman

Vegan Ties: Silk-Free Neckties For The Compassionate Gentleman

[amazon table="533657"] From the 17th century Croatian cravat to the 20th century kipper, the necktie has remained a staple of the sophisticated man’s wardrobe. Although ties have been made of many different materials throughout the ages, silk has tended to be the...

Best Vegan Uggs Alternatives: Faux Suede Boots For Cruelty-Free Feet

Best Vegan Uggs Alternatives: Faux Suede Boots For Cruelty-Free Feet

[amazon table="532347"] On-trend since the 90s for women’s winter fashion, their combination of style and comfort means ugg boots are still a popular choice. However, genuine uggs are made from shearling (sheep skin) making them a no-go for vegans and vegetarians. If...

Gifts For Vegans: 101+ Plant-Based Presents To Ponder In 2020

Gifts For Vegans: 101+ Plant-Based Presents To Ponder In 2020

Regardless of the occasion, buying gifts for vegans can be tricky if you want to purchase something that reflects their lifestyle and doesn't offend their sensibilities. Heck, even long-term plant-based practitioners can have a tough time choosing gifts for vegans!...

Vegan Winter Boots: Our 2020 Buying Guide (Mens And Womens Brands)

Vegan Winter Boots: Our 2020 Buying Guide (Mens And Womens Brands)

Best winter boots for vegans quick look... Best vegan friendly winter boots for women [amazon table="31893"] Best non-leather boots for men [amazon table="31892"] With the change in seasons, now is the time to get your winter wardrobe in order. If you’ve been vegan a...

Is Pu Leather Vegan And 100% Synthetic Or Not?

Is Pu Leather Vegan And 100% Synthetic Or Not?

Going vegan means more than cutting out meat, dairy, and eggs. It means ditching all animal products, which many people forget includes clothing and upholstery materials like silk (made by silkworms), wool (sheep hair), and leather (cowhide). Once you realize that...

Vegan Birkenstocks Are A Thing, But Should We Be Wearing Them?

Vegan Birkenstocks Are A Thing, But Should We Be Wearing Them?

Did you know that vegan Birkenstocks are now officially a thing? It's true, but should we be embracing the fact or shunning the shoe? It's been a topic of debate amongst many vegans I know, so I thought it was time to get my thoughts online. First, though... What are...