18 Aug

Cruelty-Free Fashion: 6 Stylish Vegan Clothing Brands We Know You’ll Love

When most of us think of vegan fashion, images of baggy hemp shirts and daggy, orthopaedic grandma shoes immediately spring to mind. This may have once been the case, but not anymore!

There’s a huge variety of ethical alternatives to animal products on the market that look just as good as the real thing, minus the cruelty. However, it’s worth remembering that just because something is vegan, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee it’s ethically or sustainably made. Fast fashion still perpetuates cruelty in a number of other ways, including using up precious natural resources and not paying workers a living wage.

So here is a selection of vegan brands that have been rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Great’ in the Good On You app!

Beyond Skin

Rated: Good

Footwear brand Beyond Skin use a variety of environmentally friendly materials including soles made from 70% recycled rubber resin and insoles made from 70% post-consumer cardboard. They’re also the first shoe brand to use Dinamica faux suede material, which made from 100% recycled PET plastics.

NAE

Rated: Good

Nae is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation”. Their sustainable shoe materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic and even pineapple leaf fibre! Nae also line their stylish sneakers with material made via a carbon-neutral manufacturing system.

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Shop NAE.

Brave Gentleman

Rated: Good

Brave GentleMan has crafted their entire range from environmentally-friendly and completely vegan materials. These super stylish boots are made from Italian-milled EU Ecolabel certified microfibre, crafted under fair labour conditions in Portugal.

Vaute

Rated: Great

Love the feel of a chunky wool sweater but want a high-quality vegan alternative? Look no further! Based in NYC, Vaute makes 100% vegan and eco-friendly pieces, including a range of cosy knits and coats made from recycled cotton – great for layering in winter.

Delikate Rayne @ Ecoture

Rated: Good

Delikate Rayne is committed to making fashionable and luxurious cruelty-free clothing for women. All of their products are made in a family-owned factory based in the USA.

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Shop Delikate Rayne @Ecoture.

Plant Faced

Rated: Good

Streetwear without sweatshops, that the motto of this 100% plant-based, ethical, eco-friendly and cruelty-free streetwear apparel brand.

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Shop Plant Faced.

Editor's note: Feature image via Kowtow. Images via brands mentioned.

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