Animal cruelty might not be your first thought when you are at your favorite boutique browsing the latest in fashion, but I believe it’s time you and eye have this conversation, do you think?
Why should you but sustainable vegan fashion brands?
More than 50 million animals are slaughtered for fashion use each year. Method of killing these animals include electrocution, gassing, neck-breaking, and other unspeakable ways and traps.
Let’s talk about fur; for example, it is a treat for the environment; there is no such thing as “humane” in the process. About a million seals got killed between 2003 and 2005 to produce fur. The fashion industry contributes to world pollution, high energy cost, wildlife destruction.
It is in our best interest to start asking questions about where our clothes come from, the process of sourcing the raw materials, and who made them.
Ethical fashion is not just about not wearing clothes from animal products like fur, leather, or wool. It is taking a stance against the inhumane treatment of workers, cruelty, and destruction of the environment.
What animals are used in fashion?
To give you perspective, here is a list of some animals used in fashion:
Ethical fashion is not always affordable; not all of us can spend 150 dollars on a single item. That’s why you need to check out this list of some of these sustainable vegan fashion brands.
About|Sisterhood creates beautiful feminine pieces for effortless chic. Its vibes are similar to Reformation.
Sustainability & Ethics|Sisterhood doesn’t use any animal derived materials or fabrics. They thrive to be carbon neutral, in fact a tree is planted for every order received on TreeSisters.org
Location|UK but ships worldwide
About|Alternative Apparel creates beautiful piece out of hemp, recycled cotton, organic cotton, and modal. It has a similar vibe to H&M and Forever 21 but of course with better quality and ethics.
Sustainability & Ethics|Recycled cotton to reduce use of herbicides and pesticides which also keep them from the landfill. Eco-friendly packaging. Fair, safe workplace. Low-impact dyes and water conserving washes.
Location|US but ships worldwide
About|Thought Clothing creates clothes with high quality hemp fibers, bamboo, and organic cotton.
Sustainability & Ethics|Not completely vegan only source materials they can trace back to the farm. They don’t use wild caught animals according to The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Location|UK but ships worldwide
About|Amour Vert believes sustainability should encompass the full life cycle of a piece, from the raw materials, production, workers treatment, packaging, and whether it is recycled or end up in the landfill. In collaboration with American Forest, the brand plant a tree for every tee purchased.
Sustainability & Ethics|Not vegan but use recycled leather. 97 percent of the products are made in California. Tencel Modal, Certified organic cotton, Tencel Lyocell are the main materials.
Every girl needs a beautiful handbag. Something you only use when you need to add polish and elegance to an outfit. A sturdy handbag to last us for years.
About|Angela Roi bags have no animal materials.
Sustainability & Ethics|All vegan. Fair wages, no child labor, excellent work environment.
Location|US- No international shipping
Matt & Nat
About|(Mat)erial and (Nat)ure design their products with custom hardware, donates to dressforsucess.org.
Location|Montréal but ships worldwide
Other vegan designer bags you should consider:
Lastly, vegan Shoes
Nae- No Animal Exploitation
About|Portuguese Vegan footwear, animal-friendly, environment-friendly, and against human exploitation.
Sustainability & Ethics|Eco-friendly, vegan
Location|Portugal- international shipping
About|Uses sustainable materials, focus on craftsmanship to offer conscious fashion choices.
Sustainability & Ethics| Eco-friendly, synthetic vegan leather. No silk. 100 percent recycled faux leather.Sweatshop-free
Location|Spain but ships worldwide
About|Vegan brand that offers bags, footwear, and accessories. It’s a hub for a lot of vegan brands, there is choices for every tastes and budgets.
Sustainability & Ethics| Vegan