On our mission to save the Earth, it is easy to forget that animals are an important part of it. Sustainability encompasses the fair treatment of ALL living things, non-human animals included. This is why we are making efforts to be more conscious of our impact on animals, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.
So what is vegan fashion? Put simply, vegan fashion is clothing and accessories that do not use animal derived materials.
We often hear about the negative effects that fast fashion has on people and the planet. The extremely low prices that fast fashion brands offer come at the cost of underpaid employees and a polluted Earth. However, luxury fashion brands are not excluded from unethical practices. The use of traditional high-end materials like fur, wool, down, suede, leather, and other skins is extremely harmful to animal welfare. Millions of animals are raised in factory farms, where they suffer from poor treatment until they are slaughtered for the production of clothing and accessories. Recently, big name brands have been taking steps to eliminate animal cruelty in their operations, however many still have a long way to go. We as consumers have some responsibility here as well.
By choosing to support vegan fashion brands, we send the message that the exploitation of animals has no place in the fashion industry.
Here are some of our favorite vegan fashion brands! Click the photos to shop!
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