Vegan Fashion: 7 Stylish Cruelty Free Clothing Brands We Love
18 Aug

Cruelty-Free Clothing: 19 Stylish Vegan Fashion Brands We Know You’ll Love

Here at Good On You, one of the three areas we are most passionate about and look closely at when rating brands is animal welfare. 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!

Today, we challenge you to forget what you think you know about vegan fashion: 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 we’ve rounded up the best cruelty-free brands out there: these brands are stylish and innovative and cater to a wide range of tastes, so there is something for everyone. And even if you’re not vegan, or environmental or labour issues are more important to you, all of these brands rate ‘Good’ or ‘Great’, which means they are also making an effort for people and the planet! That’s some solid intersectionality we love to see.

Read on to discover the best vegan fashion brands out there that look good, do good by our animal friends, and deserve your support!

Honest Basics

Rated: Great
woman wearing sustainable white t-shirt by honest basics

Honest Basics is a GOTS-certified basics brand based in Germany. It's on a mission to make sustainable fashion accessible to everyone, by keeping prices low, making quality basics that everyone has in their wardrobe, and  constantly improving the sustainability of its products and supply chain.

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Brothers We Stand

Rated: Great
man wearing sustainable back t-shirt by brothers we stand

Ethical men's clothing, selected with style - With the vision to support you to build a wardrobe of stylish and sustainably made menswear that is 100% vegan.

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Funky Kalakar

Rated: Good
Ethical shoes by sustainable vegan fashion brand Funky Kalakar

Funky Kalakar brings alive the stories of ancient craft in the form of contemporary vegan shoe and handbag designs by handcrafting them using natural materials. Find its range of shoes in EU sizes 36-41.

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Gunas

Rated: Good
vegan leather bah by sustainable brand gunas

GUNAS is an American designer of 100% vegan and animal-friendly handbags. The brand's main material is a perfect alternative to both animal leather and plastic, called Mulbtex. It's made of a cotton base coated with mulberry leaf pulp, which has its own silky shine, and makes it as water-proof, weather-proof, and strong as silk.

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Shop Gunas @ Immaculate Vegan.

No Nasties

Rated: Great

Another leader when it comes to ethical fashion, No Nasties makes simple and stylish clothing from Fairtrade organic cotton in India where they are actively working to grow the ethical consumer market.

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Plant Faced Clothing

Rated: Good

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

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Mashu

Rated: Good
Peach mashu mini tote

Like a peach bellini, but better! Handcrafted in Greece and designed in London, the Amaryllis is a great day to night bag, perfectly sized for your cell, wallet, and a few beauty essentials. Mashu’s environmental rating is ‘Good,’ crafting its exterior with vegan leather and recycled polyester, while its interiors feature vegan suede made from recycled polyester, ensuring you never have to sacrifice your morals for style again!

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MUD Jeans

Rated: Great

Dutch denim brand MUD Jeans is all about sustainability. Not only does it offer a repair service, but it also provides a rental service where you can lease a pair of jeans for up to a year! MUD Jeans uses a combination of GOTS certified organic cotton and post-consumer recycled cotton. MUD Jeans are available in a range of sizes, usually from W25 L30-W33 L32 for women and W28 L34-W36 L34 for men.

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Boody

Rated: Good
group of people wearing boody basics and underwear

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is a clothing brand that supports the trend for all things green and ethical. Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Etiko

Rated: Great

Etiko is a designer of organic, eco-friendly, and fair trade clothing and shoes.

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Svala

Rated: Good
woman holding black sustainable vegan svala purse

Svala creates luxury designer vegan handbags, purses, bags and totes. Each bag is handcrafted sustainably and ethically in LA with high-quality, premium vegan leather PU, cork and Piñatex.

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Shop Svala @ Immaculate Vegan.

Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good

Will's Vegan Store produces animal and human friendly women's and men's footwear and accessories at affordable prices.

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éclipse

Rated: Good

éclipse creates climate control UPF 50+ clothing essentials and accessories. Products are stocked in sizes S-XL.

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Little Emperor (2-8 years)

Rated: Great
group of children wearing sustainably made print dresses from Little Emperor

Little Emperor creates unique, functional, and hard-wearing clothing for children. Its affordable clothing is made from environmentally friendly organic cotton, with every garment designed in Sydney and made in a Sedex-approved factory ensuring living wages and safe working conditions for workers. From the materials and packaging, right down to the energy supplier and banking, Little Emperor is dedicated to environmentally friendly practice. Named in honour of the adorable Emperor Penguin, Little Emperor is a member of 1% for the Planet, meaning 1% of sales are donated to environmental non-profits, helping protect the penguins’ home.

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Beyond Skin

Rated: Good
gold beyond skin pumps

Cruelty-free, luxury shoes and boots that are handmade in Spain, with love.

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NAE

Rated: Good
man wearing nae sneakers

NAE is a Portuguese footwear brand using innovative materials to create shoes with “No Animal Exploitation”. Its 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 lines its stylish sneakers with material made via a carbon-neutral manufacturing system.

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Delikate Rayne

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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Saint Basics

Rated: Great

Saint Basics creates the next generation of vegan eco-basics for people inspired by change. The brand is fully Oeko-Tex certified and has adopted the GOTS Code of Conduct to protect its workers’ labour rights.

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Mayamiko

Rated: Great
woman wearing mayamiko colourful top

Lovingly crafted in Malawi, Mayamiko takes ethical to the next level with their unique and beautiful fair trade fashion and accessories. With a stunning mix of modern and traditional textiles and cuts from Africa, Asia and Italy, this 100% PETA-certified vegan brand should be high on your list for colourful clothes. A leading advocate for better labour rights, the brand have also created the Mayamiko Trust, a charity working in the community to train and empower disadvantaged women.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Kowtow, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world's most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use the Directory to search more than 2,500 brands. To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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