My first shopping trip as a vegan was to replace some much loved brown boots, which I’d been wearing on and off for a few years. They were super comfortable and went with nearly anything, but were also leather and I’d decided now was the time to let go. (Obviously they were donated to a local charity shop rather that being thrown away).
“A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.” – The Vegan Society
We’ve created this cheat sheet for people starting out shopping for vegan clothes. It’s not always obvious what the vegan alternatives are for common garments, and you could spend hours researching on Google, or save yourself some time and check our handy guide first.
These non vegan clothing materials may be obvious to many but could catch you out if you’re a newbie. If you spot these on the materials tag, then steer well clear. Leather Leather is still as pervasive in clothing now as it was a thousand years ago, but we live in an age where the… Continue reading Non Vegan Clothing Materials
For a lot of people the term ‘vegan’ is primarily associated with food, but living fully plant-based means removing animal products from all areas of your life, and this includes what we wear as well as what we eat. But whilst someone can stop eating meat in a day, emptying a wardrobe and starting all… Continue reading Vegan Clothing Materials