Vegan Clothing Cheat Sheet

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.


Animal derived materials

Vegan alternatives

Tencel, bamboo, cotton, nylon, modal, viscose, rayon
BeltsLeatherCork, microfibre, rubber
Coats and jacketsDown paddingSynthetic padding such as Plumtech®, PrimaLoft, Polartec, hemp
Coats and jacketsFur trimFaux fur (viscose or polyester)
Coats and jacketsWool liningCotton, hemp, polyester
Flat capsWoolMicrofibre
Leather JacketsLeatherVegan leather
Sports JacketsWoolOrganic cotton, polyester
WoolOrganic cotton, bamboo, hemp
RobesSilkOrganic cotton
Handbags, purses and walletsLeatherCork
Scarves and HeaddresseScarves and HeaddressesSilk, pashmina, cashmere, camel, shearling, alpaca, angoraLinen, cotton, acrylic, polyester
ShoesLeather, suede, snakeskinVegan leather (polyurethane), organic cotton
SocksWoolCotton, bamboo
SuitsWool, cashmereLinen, cotton, polyester or rayon
TiesSilk, wool cashmereMicrofibre, bamboo, linen, cotton, acrylic, polyester, nylon
TrousersLeatherVegan leather (polyurethane), polyester
Wax jacketsBeeswaxVegan friendly waxed jackets made using paraffin wax on cotton

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