So you’ve replaced animals from your diet, now what about your outfit?
When you’re next on the look for a new sweater or pair of shoes, you might be surprised to discover traces of animal products in many consumer goods. Fear not however – finding vegan-friendly fashion is getting easier with time as new brands embracing animal-free design are popping up like never before. Below we have conveniently listed some ethical brands covering all your clothing needs!
MATT & NAT
The vegan bag brand on everyone’s lips, Matt & Nat (or MAT(T)erial and NATure) is a Canadian company famed for their sleek leather-looking bags and beautiful brand aesthetic with mainstream fashion appeal. Over the years, Matt & Nat has been experimenting with different recycled materials such as recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber, and cork which they have confidently integrated within the products. As the name suggests, Matt & Nat is inspired by the textures and hues of nature and aim to constantly improve their products to better protect it.
Brave GentleMan is a menswear label applying the methodology of ethical fashion to classic menswear aesthetics. With vegan values at its core, Brave GentleMan also embrace ethical production and environmental responsibility by making use of “future” materials replicating leather, suede, wool and silk, often made from recycled plastic. The brand was founded by Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute, a conscious Sartorialist who dedicates his brand to the most ethically handsome of men.
VONI Los Angeles is a black women-owned business focused on intentional, slow fashion. They offer high quality designer vegan leather handbags in a wide variety of styles and colors. Not only are their products animal-free, but they are made from post consumer recycled plastic bottles and other sustainable materials.
MooShoes has long been a name in vegan fashion, opening their flagship shop in NYC in 2001 before expanding to online sales. Originally focusing on non-leather footwear, they have since expanded to also carry cruelty-free bags, t-shirts, wallets, books and other accessories. Whether you’re looking for durable hiking shoes or fashionable heels for a night on the town, MooShoes will have something for you.