Hello Friends! Last week I shared 5 Facts about Leather YOU Want to Know and promised I wouldn’t leave you hanging without options. While we still have a long way to go before eco-friendly, sustainable and vegan fashion goes mainstream, the industry is making considerable efforts.
For instance, London Fashion Week was last week, and for the first time ever banned fur from the runway. London is the first major city to go 100% fur-free for fashion week. A decision made after weeks of anti-fur protest and input from the designers. Just before London Fashion Week, Burberry implemented a fur-free policy for the brand moving forward. Burberry’s new creative designer, Ricardo Tisci, was quoted, “I don’t think [fur] is compatible with modern luxury and with the environment in which we live…It’s part of what Burberry is today.”
I love seeing big brands making bold statements. It brings awareness to the issue, helps educate the public, and helps sustainability-focused brands, like mine, be successful. Bravo, Burberry!
Here are a few of my other favorite vegan brands and/or products.
- Stella McCartney. Mostly vegan-friendly clothing, lingerie and accessories, always fur- and leather-free.
I love what Stella McCartney stands for: sustainability, vegan and eco-friendly fashion. Her collections are stunning and innovative, but also pricey. The only downside to Stella McCartney is that she designs a luxury brand that comes with a luxury brand price tag.
I did splurge on the new Vegan Stan Smiths, however. I have a pair on pre-order and CANNOT wait to get my feet in them. ETA, October!
- Chelsea28. Available exclusively at Nordstrom the line focuses on feminine pieces made to mixed.
I found Chelsea28 about a year ago when I was shopping for a cross-body before Austin City Limits. Of course, I was drawn to the likes of Rebecca Minkoff and Marc Jacobs, but I wanted a non-leather alternative. The associate on the floor turned me on to Chelsea28, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. I love the simple elegance of her designs! I’ve been impressed by the craftsmanship and durability of the brand, and unlike Stella McCartney, Chelsea28 retails at a much more affordable price point.
I just recently bought this tote, and I’m in LOVE with the color. I get complements on this bag all the time. It even comes with the matching pouch.
- Reebok Cotton & Corn. First ever NPC UK Cotton + Corn is USDA Certified Biobased.
These Sneakers are made with 100% cotton upper and a corn based sole, and they are soooo cute! I’m dying to get my hands on these, but they are currently sold out. I love that Reebok stayed true to sustainability and even used 100% recycled materials in their packaging.
This Boho inspired brand offers an entire line of shoes and accessories that are 100% vegan! I’ve been a big fan of Free People for awhile now. From clothing to accessories, Free People has something for everyone, even if you don’t relate to Boho.
I’m loving these boots for fall. Can I buy Fall boots living in Arizona if Arizona doesn’t have a Fall? 🤔
I haven’t purchased from Matt & Nat, yet, but they are on my radar. They make vegan shoes and handbags that are stylish and practical. I love that Matt & Nat are not only 100% vegan, but they continually examine areas in which they can make sustainability improvements. Even the linings in Matt & Nat’s high-quality vegan leather purses are made from recycled plastic bottles.
That’s my list. Who am I missing? Do you have any favorite vegan and or ethical-fashion brands? Let me know!
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