10 Nov

The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Fashion

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If you’re curious about how you can make the switch to vegan fashion, here’s our ultimate guide to more ethically-minded vegan fashion sorted by categories.

What even is vegan fashion?

Whether you’re looking into veganism for the first time or need some new cruelty-free clothes, supporting vegan fashion brands can be a great option for sourcing versatile and even affordable threads.

While there is no overarching legal definition of these terms, “veganism” is typically defined as the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.

When it comes to fashion, vegan clothing is any garment made without animal-derived materials. Some animal products, like leather, are pretty obvious, but others might be a little harder to spot. Other examples can include fur, mohair, wool, cashmere, angora, feathers, silk, or animal-derived dyes and glues.

At Good On You, our mission is to help you understand how brands impact the issues you care about. In line with this ethos, we’ve created a special list of our favourite vegan pieces divided by category—accessories, handbags, shoes, basics, and clothing.

Scroll on to spot gorgeous vegan handbags, PETA-approved retro sneakers, and animal-free basics.

Vegan accessories

Conscious Step

Rated: Good
A pair of sustainable socks by Conscious Step.

Socks that Protect the Planet – Ships internationally from the US

Conscious Step creates premium fair trade, organic, vegan socks and clothes which support great charities. These lovelies keep your toes warm, while protecting the planet in the process. The US brand is committed to lasting social and environmental change and every step it takes in its production process supports farms and factories with fair wages, safe facilities, and sustainable materials.

The socks come in S-L sizes, and the clothes in 2XS-2XL.

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Plant Faced Clothing

Rated: Good
A woman in an orange beanie by PlantFaced.

Beanie in Alarm Orange – Ships internationally from the UK

Streetwear without sweatshops, that’s the motto of this British 100% plant-based, ethical, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free streetwear apparel brand. This bright beanie comes in 100% acrylic and is sure to turn heads—on you and the climate crisis—this cosy season.

Buy Plant Faced Clothing in sizes XS-2XL.

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KOHR

Rated: Great
A woman in a vegan scrunchie by KOHR.

Bamboo/Organic Cotton Scrunchie – Ships internationally from the UK

Been looking for a vegan hair accessory? KOHR has got your scrunchie game covered. This classic is made from black bamboo organic cotton and biodegradable elastic. KOHR is a UK-based slow fashion brand that designs and manufactures in house. The brand has three main focuses to ensure it’s sustainably innovative: longevity, versatility, and traceability.

Find the range in sizes S-XL or made to order.

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SAYA Designs

Rated: Great
A selection of wooden hair forks by SAYA Designs.

The Barrette Hairfork – Ships internationally from the UK

SAYA Designs creates beautifully unique, handcrafted hair sticks, hair slides, and hair forks from wood salvaged from plantations. The Barrette Hairfork is designed to hold and support long heavy hair in style. Its three teeth are able to give additional strength and support to updo styles. All of the brand’s accessories are hand carved from waste offcuts left over from plantations in Indonesia.

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Bario Neal

Rated: Good
person wearing circ dinos drop in silver by Bario Neal

Circ Dinos Drops – Ships internationally from the US

Vegan jewellery? Yes, please. These silver hoops are perfect for everyday wear and a fun night out. The brand uses more ethically sourced materials, including reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and responsibly sourced stones to bring to life each of its uniquely designed pieces.

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Pala Eyewear

Rated: Good
A pair of vegan eyewear by PALA.

Lich Sunglasses – Ships internationally from the UK

Handmade in Italy from plant-based materials, the Lich Sunglasses come in a classic round design with a subtle angled brow. Pala Eyewear offers high quality, long-lasting eyewear while committing to minimise the company’s impact on the planet. Choosing to “see the world better”, they minimise impact on the environment through their small-batch manufacturing, use of lower-impact materials, and better packaging.

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Everyday and luxury vegan handbags

A_C

Rated: Good
Product shot of three black vegan handbags side-by-side, ethically made by A_C.

Filippa Bucket Bag in Cactus Leather – Ships internationally from Australia

Born out of a love for design and a commitment to the Earth, A_C’s design principles are based on a circular economy, producing contemporary, timeless bags and accessories. The Australian brand uses innovative cactus leather AKA Desserto Pelle. This Bucket Bag is not only vegan, but features padded top-handles and an exterior signature stitching with contrast edging.

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Mashu

Rated: Good
A small vegan handbag by MASHU.

Nicole in Black – Ships internationally from the UK

Stunning and vegan? Yep, that’s Mashu. The Nicole is a vegan, vintage-inspired black bag with a contemporary twist. Featuring a custom-made frame, each bag is crafted by Mashu’s expert artisans using plated brass. Mashu’s overall environmental rating is “Good,” crafting product exteriors with vegan leather alternatives and interiors with vegan suede made from recycled polyester.

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Sans Beast

Rated: Good
A woman carrying a cinnamon-coloured tote by SANS BEAST.

Cinnamon Daytripper Tote – Ships internationally from Australia

Up next for vegan luxury handbags is this stunning Cinnamon Tote by Sans Beast. This generously sized tote bag is made from recycled Eco PU and features multiple compartments inside and out to keep everything in its place. Founded in 2018, this Australian accessories brand creates luxury vegan bags and accessories cruelty-free. The brand’s Eco Pu is a Global Recycled Standard certified and organic cactus material—a brilliant, lower-impact organic material that is partially biodegradable made from Desserto Pelle.

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Sealand

Rated: Good
A man wearing the upcycled Rowlie backpack by Sealand.

Upcycled Rowlie Backpack – Ships internationally from South Africa

Rowlie keeps you moving. This 30L upcycled vegan backpack is ready to accompany you on your everyday commute or next outdoor exploration, with two external water bottle pockets made for easy access on the go. Rooted in Cape Town’s southern peninsula, Sealand is a brand that believes in smart material selection, compelling functionality, and product durability.

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GOT BAG

Rated: Good
A black vegan business bag by GOT BAG.

Business Bag – Ships internationally from Germany

Vegan and made from ocean plastic, the German GOT BAGs are a great addition to any luggage collection, including this practical Business Bag. The brand supports a more sustainable circular economy and tackles the problem at its root, recovering and recycling ocean plastic, but also working to prevent it from being used and ending up in the ocean in the first place.

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BAGGU

Rated: Good
A vegan recycled bag by BAGGU

Standard BAGGU – Ships internationally from the US

Fun, affordable, and vegan, BAGGU’s bags are a must-have for all your everyday shopping and travel needs. This Standard Tote can carry up to 50lbs of items and features recycled ripstop nylon. The best-seller also comes in 49+ fabulous prints.

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Cruelty-free footwear

Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good
A pair of chelsea boots by Will's Vegan Store.

Luxe Smart Chelsea Boots – Ships internationally from the UK

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human friendly women’s and men’s footwear, clothing, and accessories at affordable prices. Breathable and waterproof, these Chelsea Boots are created with Italian vegan leather made with plants using bio-oil sourced from organic cereal crops grown in Northern Europe in a carbon neutral process.

Find the women’s shoes in US sizes 5-10, and men’s in 7.5-14.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.

Flamingos’ Life

Rated: Good
A pair of retro white sneakers by Spanish label Flamingos' Life.

Retro 90s All-White Sneaker – Ships internationally from Spain

Flamingos’ Life creates sneakers for men and women 100% animal-free. The brand uses lower-impact and PETA vegan approved materials, including upcycled materials. These Retro 90s Sneakers are made from corn and bamboo waste. Made in Elche, Spain, the label works with suppliers located at a maximum of 40km from its HQ in order to reduce its carbon footprint even further.

Find the range in sizes 36-46.

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Shop Flamingos’ Life @ Good.

Good Guys

Rated: Good
A pair of vegan loafers by Good Guys.

JOAN Vegan Suede Loafers in Beige – Ships internationally from France

Good Guys creates cruelty-free shoes for women and men, founded and designed by Marion Hanania in Paris. These vegan loafers feature a minimal and timeless design. The best part? The insole is a plant-based material made of corn and is fully recyclable.

Find most shoes in EU sizes 36-46.

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Shop Good Guys @ Immaculate Vegan.

Shop Good Guys @ thegreenlabels.

ID.EIGHT

Rated: Good
A pair of vegan sneakers by ID8.

Hana White Crinkle – Ships internationally from Italy

ID.EIGHT is an Italian brand that was born from the meeting between Dong Seon Lee and Giuliana Borzillo, both come from the world of footwear, where they worked and met. Together they have created a more ethical and sustainable collection of sneakers with a refined design. The shoes are made in Italy with lower-impact materials from food industry waste such as apple peels, grape stalks and seeds, and pineapple leaves, as well as recycled cotton and polyester. The Hana White Crinkle is part of the brand’s “Hana” collection and features fun colours for everyday wear.

Find the shoes in EU sizes 36-46.

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NAE

Rated: Good
Cork heels responsibly made in Portugal by NAE Vegan Shoes.

CORA Cork – Ships internationally from Portugal

Want all the style of a block heel without the leather? NAE’s CORA is a gorgeous vegan alternative. These feminine, unique cork shoes are manufactured in a system free of CO2 emissions. NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods with “No Animal Exploitation.” Its sustainable materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre.

Find most of the shoes in sizes 36-46.

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VEERAH

Rated: Good
A classic black pump in vegan leather by VEERAH.

FRIDA Heel – Ships internationally from the US

Vegan pumps? Sign me up. The FRIDA is a 3in heel destined to be a wardrobe essential. Made from vegan “nappa” leather, this pump features a pointed toe with the brand’s signature asymmetrical, low v-cut vamp. VEERAH is an NYC-based designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to “do good and look incredible.” Its innovative apple peel leather shoe collection is crafted with cushioned insoles made from algae blooms.

Find most shoes in US sizes 5-11.

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Vegan-friendly basics

Boody

Rated: Good
A cute black vegan crop by Boody.

Shelf Bra Crop Top – Ships internationally from Australia

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody’s Shelf Bra Crop is perfect for relaxed days at home. Founded in Australia by two best friends, Boody is a clothing brand with comfort, style, and health at its core. It reduces waste through low-waste cutting techniques and using a closed-loop system in its supply chain, supporting the green and ethical movement.

Find the range in sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop Boody @ Immaculate Vegan.

Harvest & Mill

Rated: Great
A classic sweatshirt by Harvest & Mill.

Women’s Organic Hoodie Sweatshirt in Natural – Ships internationally from the US

Harvest & Mill pieces are grown, milled, and sewn exclusively in the US, supporting American organic cotton farmers and local sewing communities. The brand makes basics for everyone, always ensuring they are not dyed or bleached, greatly reducing the use of water, energy, and dye materials. This hoodie is ultra soft and made from 100% organic cotton. Even better, by cultivating different varieties of cotton, the brand is able to bolster biodiversity, which is essential for ensuring healthy ecosystems and keeping our planet resilient in the face of climate change.

Shop the range in sizes S-XL.

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Organic Basics

Rated: Great
A woman wearing a classic bralette top by Organic Basics.

TENCEL™ Lite Bralette – Ships internationally from Denmark

Organic Basics offers high-quality sustainable fashion basics for men and women in organic materials. This classic triangle shaped bralette is made with responsibly-harvested wood pulp fibre TENCEL™. It’s soft, breathable, and PETA approved. The Denmark-based brand puts sustainable thinking at the centre of everything—it only chooses fabrics that care for our environment, and only ever partners with factories that care about their impact.

Organic Basics clothes are available in sizes XS-XL.

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MATE the Label

Rated: Good
A vegan white t-shirt by MATE the Label.

Organic Cotton Classic Tee – Ships internationally from the US

We love a vegan tee. MATE the Label creates clean essentials made with GOTS certified organic fabrics and low-impact dyes. Its goal is to offer women everywhere a clean product that is just as beautiful as it is sustainable. The brand’s best-selling Classic Tee is sure to stay in your closet for years to come. This US female-run brand also manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint.

Find the range in inclusive sizes XS-3XL.

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Organique

Rated: Good
A cruelty-free bodysuit by ORGANIQUE.

Sleeveless Bodysuit in Ecru – Ships internationally from Portugal

Organique is a Portuguese athleisure brand made for the contemporary woman. It is entirely produced in a high-end local atelier and promotes slow fashion by designing vegan and with longevity in mind. This Sleeveless Bodysuit is great for everyday wear and made with Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) 93% cotton and 7% elastane. With only 1% of cotton worldwide being organic, it’s seeking to make a difference.

Find the range in sizes S-L.

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Vegan clothing

Brothers We Stand

Rated: Good
A cruelty-free top by Brothers We Stand.

Brava Fabrics Corduroy Overshirt in Green – Ships internationally from the UK

Made in Portugal, this lovely Green Overshirt is perfect for chilly weather. The brand’s vision is to support you to build a wardrobe of stylish and more sustainably made menswear that is 100% vegan.

Sizes offered are S-XL.

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Dedicated

Rated: Great
A woman in a short black dress by DEDICATDED.

Wrap Dress – Ships internationally from Sweden

Dedicated is an ethical streetwear brand for men, women, and children. All cotton used in its pieces are 100% organic and most are Fairtrade-certified, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style. This Wrap-Dress is no exception, featuring an A-line shape and made from 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell.

Find the clothes in XS-XL.

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Shop Dedicated @ Earthkind.

Luna + Sun

Rated: Good
A pair of linen pants by Luna + Sun.

The Amanda Linen Pants – Ships internationally from Australia

The Ananda Linen Pants are a must-have closet staple. They feature an elastic drawstring waist and straight leg with front-angled pockets. Made from 100% linen fabric, they are vegan and gorgeous. Luna + Sun is an Australian, cruelty-free fashion line creating feminine designs. Its factory is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, and its products are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.

Find the clothes in AU sizes 6-18.

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MUD Jeans

Rated: Great
Two people wearing a denim jacket by MUD Jeans.

Van Tyler in Starry Blue – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Vegan denim coming your way—Van Tyler is a classic unisex denim jacket from MUD Jeans with front pockets in a dark stone wash. This Dutch denim brand is all about taking care of the planet. 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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Mayamiko

Rated: Great
A vegan, pink mini skirt by Mayamiko.

Doreen Pink Mini – Ships internationally from the UK

It’s vegan and pink? Unreal. Mayamiko’s Doreen is a versatile mini skirt with a concealed zip at the back and a gentle A-shape. Oh, and it’s bubblegum pink. Lovingly crafted in Malawi, Mayamiko takes ethics 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 has also created the Mayamiko Trust, a charity working in the community to train and empower disadvantaged women.

Find most in sizes S-XL.

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Culthread

Rated: Great
A modern, cruelty-free puffer by Culthread.

ARUNDEL Black & Gold Sleeveless Puffer Jacket – Ships internationally from the UK

We obviously had to end this vegan extravaganza with the best for last. Culthread’s puffer pieces are extraordinary, featuring 100% recycled vegan rainproof leather with PU coating, and 100% post-consumer recycled plastic insulation. The brand’s goal is to make quality coats and lifestyle products that you will want to wear and treasure forever.

Find most items in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Culthread @ Immaculate Vegan.

That’s it, folks. We hope this guide provided some insight on how to look good and stay PETA-approved with your fashion choices everyday.

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