Wooly hats and gloves are a staple in many people’s winter wardrobes, but most don’t realise the unnecessary harm that rearing sheep brings. Sheep are regularly nicked, cut, amputated, and even castrated during the shearing process. If you don’t think that the process of shearing itself is bad, you might want to consider the larger… Continue reading Vegan Hats & Gloves
It’s hard to argue, that on balance, it can cost more to dress ethically compared with shopping from the high street. It’s perhaps unsurprising given the grossly underpriced and commoditised approach that fast fashion and big business is having on the poorest countries of the planet. Supermarket fashion is now the norm for many people,… Continue reading Why is vegan clothing so expensive?
Just like when you’re food shopping as a vegan, squinting at the back of everything you pick up, there is a lot of label gazing involved in vegan clothes shopping too. In this blog (What is vegan clothing?) post we discuss a bunch of tips to consider when starting out shopping vegan, including vegan clothing,… Continue reading How to buy vegan clothing?
There are some physical stores explicitly marketing vegan clothing in the UK, but not many. There are also thousands of accidentally vegan clothes on the high street and elsewhere, which just happen to avoid animal products in favour of synthetic. But unless a garment is specifically labelled vegan, or the brand is openly so, you… Continue reading What stores sell vegan clothing?
A truly vegan lifestyle seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of and cruelty to animals; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. This means that the fur, skin, hair and feathers of animals are no longer an option. In the past… Continue reading What is vegan fashion?
It’s Vegan Made support environmentally sound choices (it’s one of the main reasons we’re vegan), but when it comes to vegan clothing materials to avoid, things aren’t so black and white. We must all make our own judgement calls based on what seems right to us individually. In general, natural materials are clearly preferable to… Continue reading What vegan clothing should I avoid?
As with non-vegan labels on the high street there are brands that range from budget to luxury. The best vegan clothes though are not only exclude animal products but are ethical too. And most importantly of all, they must be stylish – veganism doesn’t mean drab! Here is our run down of some of the… Continue reading What is the best vegan clothing?
Sadly, no. Most UGGs designs are made from leather and sheepskin, which are not vegan materials. A small number of UGGs are made from non leather materials, but they all feature some form of wool or suede. WARNING! Graphic content. If you need any convincing about why that is then consider watching this 30 second… Continue reading Are UGGs vegan?
Vegan shoes use alternatives to leather and suede, including: Vegan leather (polyurethane / PU) Microfibre Mushroom leather Apple leather Pineapple leather (Piñatex®) Natural rubber (Crepe) Recycled rubber Synthetic rubber (EPDM) Canvas Linen Hemp Cotton Gore-Tex Cork Wood Polyester Alcantara Ultrasuede Dinamica (100% recycled PET bottles) Upcycled materials
Footwear is still the main source of animal derived materials in fashion. Leather and suede were once used solely for their durability, but now largely remain a staple due to their familiar look and feel (Oh, and the fact they are intrinsically linked to the meat industry).