Vegan fashion products are those that do not include any animal-derived materials. Fur, leather,
feathers, wool, silk, exotic animal skin and hair, and other non-vegan materials include: Generally, all
garments produced from plant-based and synthetic textiles are considered vegan. How to tell whether a fashion brand is vegan? Look for certifications and standards on the origin and nature of the
components used by the brand. PETA-Approved and The Vegan Trademark are the two key certifications to look for when shopping for vegan clothes.
Vegan apparel will be much easier to find now that you know what to avoid! And, luckily, there are
several vegan alternatives available that resemble the characteristics of leather, silk, fur, and so on. Here are some of the alternatives:
Plant-based leather substitutes: Whether manufactured from cactus and pineapple leaves, apple skins
and cores, or grape skins, seeds, and stalks, there are many exclusive plant-based alternatives available
today that will not make you miss animal skin. These fibres even have names! Desserto, Pinatex, Appel
Skin, and Vegea are just a few of the products we’d like to introduce to you. They’re also excellent
illustrations of how by products from other sectors may be transformed into elegant, vegan leather
Plant-based fibres: Lyocell, Tencel, organic cotton, linen, hemp, and bamboo are by far the most
frequent and least expensive vegan substitutes for wool and silk.
Orange Fibre: A one-of-a-kind fabric manufactured from the orange by-product of squeezing. Orange Fibre is a cruelty-free substitute to actual silk due to its silkiness and softness.
Vegan fashion may be extremely unsustainable and environmentally unfriendly. Let’s look at two of the
most common vegan but unsustainable fibres: cotton and plastic derivatives. Their manufacturing and
usage emit greenhouse gases, consume non-renewable resources, and emit tonnes of microplastics. As a result, these fibres are far from sustainable (although still vegan)
Vegans do not buy apparel manufactured from materials that abuse animals since veganism is about
animal protection. According to PETA, animal products used in textile manufacturing are not just
byproducts, as others say. They point out, for example, that leather sales provide additional cash to
slaughterhouses. Animal farming for apparel and accessories, like industrial farming in the food
business, is frequently harsh to the animals and destructive to the environment. Even “humanely
grown” animals are held in captivity and butchered years before they would have died normally, making
it difficult to claim that any animal-derived item is genuinely compassionate. Vegans do not buy apparel manufactured from materials that abuse animals since veganism is about animal protection. PETA claims that animal products are utilised in apparel.
Where to find vegan clothing? Vegan clothes shopping does not have to be complicated. Simply seek out natural, plant-based materials such as cotton, linen, and hemp. Synthetics are also less harmful to
animals than materials such as leather, wool, and silk. Many prominent labels sell vegan clothing, shoes,
and accessories; simply look for the label while purchasing. Target and Payless both feature a good
assortment of vegan shoes and accessories. You’re okay to go if the label says “all manmade materials.”
If you want to narrow your search even further, I recommend Mooshoes, Planet Shoes’ vegan section, or Zappos’ vegan collection for vegan shoes, purses, belts, and other accessories. Vegan apparel is
relatively easy to find if you’re prepared to look for animal ingredients on the label. Check out Farm
Sanctuary’s extensive selection of vegan and vegan-friendly apparel brands. I also recommend checking out my friend Ashlee’s site, The Little Foxes, for the most up-to-date information about vegan fashion.