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Choosing vegan clothing might appear to be daunting at first. You have to carefully look at the materials that you never thought about before, such as the glue that holds your shoe together.
Fabric and shoe adhesives can have casein, gelatin, beeswax, or other animal products that would make them non-vegan appropriate.
The good news is that there are a lot of vegan clothing options available in the mainstream market today. Let's take a look at my guide on the best vegan clothing brands on the market today.
Our Top Vegan Clothing Brands (2019 Updated)
1. Will's Vegan Shoes
Will's Vegan Shoes is best known for its incredible cruelty-free vegan leather footwear. The vegan leather is created with bio oil sourced from organic crops in Europe. It is soft, breathable, and water-resistant.
They also use vegan suede made in Italy and Spain. I was most impressed that they used recycled rubber to make their insoles.
They advocate for sustainable fashion, hence, no plastic in any of their products, even in their packaging.
Instead, they use materials that are environment-friendly and recyclable. They also invest in renewable energy projects to ensure their products are carbon neutral.
2. Save the Duck
PETA awarded the Vegan Fashion Award to Save the Duck, so you know that they don't use animal products while still providing top of the line fashion. In this case, Save the Duck received recognition for their coats.
The coats contain Plumtech thermal insulation that mimics down feathers while being cruelty-free. Plumtech is even better than down feathers because the material insulates heat even when it's wet.
It's a high-quality jacket that protects against the wind while still being breathable. Also, the material dries up quickly.
3. Matt & Nat
Matt & Nat is a luxury vegan brand that has been loved by brand ambassadors like Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, Emily Deschanel, and more.
They use no animal products and recycle materials as much as possible.
Their items are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, rubber, and recycled nylon.
Their signature trademark is their vegan leathers used to make their high-quality bags.
Bhava is another vegan shoe brand dedicated to sustainable fashion.
They use organic cotton linings, hand-painted embossed cork, and premium recycled microfibers to create their footwear.
Despite the non-traditional materials, their shoes are very durable. They make sure to test them out on the streets of New York City for comfort and stability.
Their collection includes heels, sandals, and winter boots. Even though vegan apparel tends to be more expensive in general, you will pay premium prices for these footwear.
5. Vegetarian Shoes
Don't let the name mislead you; Vegetarian Shoes is 100% vegan. They offer footwear for both men and women.
Even though their primary dedication is to produce vegan footwear, they try to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
They use polyester, cotton, organic hemp, and other synthetic materials. They even take care of the glue they use since the European community uses more water-based adhesives to help the environment.
Pact is known for its organic cotton collection. They mostly sell pajamas, underwear, and shirts. Bedding and bath items are also available online.
Organic cotton is not only vegan; it's also good for the environment. Using organic cotton uses 95% less water and doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, bleaches, or dyes that are commonly found in conventional cotton.
The fabric is soft beyond belief; you'll feel comfy wearing them. Also, among the other vegan apparel companies in the market, Pact is one of the most affordable.
7. Alternative Apparel
Alternative apparel has options for women, men, and youth. They sell every apparel item imaginable, which is all vegan and sustainable for the environment.
They use materials like organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles. They do more than just ensure high-quality, ethical fabric.
They also make their production process as environmentally-friendly as possible. They use low-impact dyes, water-conserving washes, and biodegradable fabric softeners. They also cater to different budgets with affordable and more expensive options available.
8. The Ultimate Green Store
In terms of apparel, The Ultimate Green Store only sells pajamas, bathrobes, and t-shirts.
They use plant-based fabrics like organic cotton and bamboo for their items.
They also use eco-friendly dyes. They carry a bunch of other products that are centered around being friendlier to the environment in some way.
Overall, I think these items are a bit pricey, and they also don't have a lot of options.
9. Toad & Co
Toad & Co is a popular vegan brand with items like shirts, pants, jumpers, and dresses.
For vegan apparel, I think this brand is stylish and not as expensive compared to its competitors.
They create high-quality clothing with organic cotton, recycled fibers, and other sustainable materials.
The brand focuses solely on plant-based and human-made materials.
10. Unicorn Goods
Unicorn Goods is the ultimate online shop that sells everything that you could possibly wear. In fact, their tagline is "The world's largest vegan store."
They offer vegan shoes, bags, coats, wallets, skincare, and more. People love the variety when they shop here.
In terms of apparel style, they offer everything from affordable to designer labels. If an item is listed on Unicorn Goods, they have done everything possible to ensure that it is vegan and cruelty-free. They are a PETA-Approved Vegan vendor, so you can trust their listings.
What Should You Look for When Buying Vegan Clothing?
Some materials that are not vegan-friendly include:
Some materials that are appropriate for the vegan lifestyle include:
Are My Clothes Vegan?
According to PETA, easy to determine if your clothes are vegan. Every clothing item has a tag that shows what materials were used to make that item. Search for categories like lining, outer shell, upper, and quilting (1).
If you can't find a materials list, then take a look at the "Care Instruction" tag. Most vegan materials like synthetics and cotton can be used in the washing machine, while animal materials will need to be dry-cleaned.
You should also take care to notice any material that gets listed as a blend. A cotton/wool blend, for example, is not an option for the vegan lifestyle.
Fashion is more than what you're wearing. But if you're wearing vegan from head to toe, your true self will shine through.
As surprising as it is, some of the best vegan clothing brands available are already commercially accessible.
There are a lot of great options for every clothing item that you need. I am most impressed with Will's Vegan Shoes. They became one of my favorites because they are genuinely committed to sustainable and ethical fashion.
They have high-quality footwear with every detail analyzed to ensure that it's the best option for the planet and animals. If you want to shop their vegan shoe line, visit their website.
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