Vegan Fashion Brands

So, you’ve replaced animals from your diet, now what about your outfit? Here’s a guide to vegan fashion brands to check out.

When you’re next on the hunt 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 designs are popping up like never before. Below we have conveniently listed some ethical brands covering all your clothing needs!


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 aims to constantly improve their products to better protect it.

Person wearing backpack from Matt & Nat
Image Credit: Matt & Nat


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 embraces ethical production and environmental responsibility by making use of “future” materials replicating leather, suede, wool, and silk, often made from recycled plastic.

Non-leather jacket from Brave Gentleman
Image Credit: Brave Gentleman


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.

Vegan circle bag from Voni Los Angeles
Image Credit: Voni


MooShoes has long been a name in vegan fashion, opening its flagship shop in NYC in 2001 before expanding to LA and 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.

Image Credit: MooShoes


Noize is an outerwear and clothing line for all genders whose slogan is “always vegan, always ethical, and always cruelty-free.” You’ll find stylish pieces on the website in vegan leather, wool, sherpa, and fur! No matter the occasion, or the weather, Noize has you covered with high-quality vegan clothing and outerwear.

Image Credit: Noize

Don’t eat the homies

Don’t Eat the Homies is an urban streetwear brand based out of Los Angeles that features five animals – a cow, chicken, fish, pig, and horse – those who have been exploited, tortured, and commoditized the most within the commercial animal agriculture industry. Their clothing line ranges from hoodies, sweatshirts, crop tops, sweatpants, underwear, baby clothes, and even phone cases all branded with their iconic design. Don’t Eat The Homies donates 10 percent of all sales proceeds each year to animal sanctuaries as a commitment to supporting the survival of living creatures exploited for food and luxuries!

Image Credit: Don’t Eat The Homies


Boatman’s shoes are made with breathable, flexible, and stain-repellent Nopal cactus leather and are made by harvesting the mature leaves of the plant. The soles are also 100% sustainable, made from the milk of a rubber tree. The milk is extracted from the tree the same way maple syrup is. It is naturally colored so it won’t scuff any surfaces, and is non-slip. These shoes were made to last 10 years under normal circumstances and when those 10 years are up, it’s partially biodegradable!

Image Credit: Boatman

grounded people

Grounded People was founded to positively influence the fashion industry and set a new ethical standard. Their philosophy is that it is possible to produce fashion that has less impact on the environment and treats all living beings with care and respect. They use materials that have a low impact on the environment and are as robust as possible so that the shoe has an above-average lifespan. Slow fashion means less consumption, so they work to offer high-quality products! 

Image Credit: Grounded People


Based in Southern California, Doshi was founded to provide smart, fashionable, and quality vegan bags and accessories to people who have ethical, religious, or environmental beliefs that lead them to seek vegan products. Their goal is to meet the needs of smart, socially, and environmentally conscious professionals, jet-setters, and fashionistas. Their product offerings include non-leather (vegan leather) handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts, and wallets!

Image Credit: Doshi

Vegan fashion tips

  1. Take your time. You don’t need to overhaul your wardrobe right away. It’s perfectly fine to wait until a garment wears out before replacing it with a vegan, ethically sourced equivalent. This will be better for the planet and your wallet!
  2. Try to avoid fast fashion. It can be extremely damaging to the environment and vulnerable workers. If you can afford them, look for high-quality items that will last.
  3. Shop second-hand. This won’t just save you money – it has a much smaller environmental footprint too.

Which materials aren’t vegan?

Leather, silk, wool, cashmere, down, and feathers are animal-derived and therefore aren’t suitable for vegans.

What is vegan leather made from?

Vegan leather is an exciting area of innovation that is still developing. Materials such as pineapple, cork, apple, cactus, and banana can be used to create strong, supple clothes, bags, and shoes that mimic animal leather.

Is vegan fashion sustainable?

Although many faux leather products are vegan-friendly, they often use plastic-derived materials. If you want to avoid plastic and shop more sustainably, avoid these fabrics:
• Polyester
• Acrylic
• Nylon
• Elastane
• Polyamide
• Polyurethane

Recycled, organic, and plant-derived products are more eco-friendly, so look out for bamboo, hemp, viscose, and lyocell.

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