Vegan fashion labels we love
Lately, I have been very conscious about what I eat and what I wear, and I think it comes with age. I couldn’t bear the sight and thought of wearing cowhide on my body, although if you count the cavemen and women days, we needed fur and skin to keep warm. If I really needed a bag, I thought to myself, okay, sure, what about a second-hand one or a vintage piece, so that way I am not attributing to the mass production of leather goods? So this is my rationale and I wonder if any of you out there share my sentiment?
There are a few fashion brands out there, both luxe and street, that take this attribute to mind. So here are some of our favourite vegan labels out there we think you’d love:
Hats off to this designer who is headstrong on this movement. You’d find no fur nor leather in her collection, and most of her bags are made of neoprene material to cotton and polyester. This Falabella Shaggy Deer Fold Over Tote looks really luxe, with the gold chain hardware and Stella McCartney logo print nylon that can be found in the bag.
Brighton-based shoes brand Beyond Skin is simply wonderful and ethical without harming earth, yet providing fashionable soles for fans. They work closely with their factories in Spain, using only eco-friendly fabric and reducing carbon footprint at the same time. Their Candy – Blank Ankle Boot features faux suede and faux patent heel, with breathable faux leather lining sole for comfort.
Backers wanted! This Kickstarter-led project by the Kusuga Athletics aims to raise funds to get the project going: the production of their green tee that’s made from Ecolite, a unique blend of two natural fibres that is biodegradable, compostable and sustainable. In other words, 100% planet friendly.
With pieces handcrafted one at a time, where else can you find design students and designers working hand-in-hand with artisans from Cambodia to create these wonderful ethical pieces that’s named after ‘peace’? Also, you should know that the materials (redeemed artillery shells) are sourced by international and Cambodian de-mining organisations.