What is vegan fashion
Recently, I gave a talk to a college group of women in engineering. One of the young ladies asked me where to get a vegan bag that would not look cheap like most faux leather bags do. She wanted the bag to look professional. I referred her to my review from a couple of years ago of a Robert Matthew bag.
To make a long story short, her question started a discussion on vegan fashion. When you google the term a definition like Vegan Fashion encompasses clothes, shoes, bags and accessories made from non-animal sources. In other words, exclusion of wool, fur, genuine leather, silk, pearls, bones, or horn, just to name a few.
What materials are used in Vegan Fashion?
It depends on what kind of item we are talking about. This Kata handbag on the upper left, for instance, is built with sturdy canvas cotton fabric to last long. Psst! It’s currently on sale for $49.97 (formerly $189.99) at Leafy Souls. The messenger bag on the upper right is made from PU leather with polyester lining. It has a cell phone pocket and an interior slot pocket, compartment as well as a zipper pocket, i.e. a perfect vegan work bag for the young woman engineer. The round bag in the middle on the left is made of rattan and PU leather. It’s one of the It bags this season. The Kathleen women’s elegant dress on the middle right is made from polyester. You can ditch the fabric belt and wear it with a statement belt to up the style from weekend to Casual Friday.
The suede Willow PU suede sandals (lower left) mimick a leather style look, but are PU leather. The sandals on the lower right are PU velvet. Of course, canvas shoes are vegan too and really chic with a floral summer dress like Taylor Swift‘s signature style.
Where to buy vegan fashion in the US
You can buy the above vegan fashion at Leafy Souls.
The gray ground
Like with a vegan diet it depends on what your reasons are for going with Vegan Fashion. When your motivation is cruelty free resources, you may accept horn from animals that routinely shed their antlers like reindeers and caribous. You may even use Arctic musk ox qiviut fashion when it is from Alaska as here the musk ox wool (called qiviut) from shedding is collected. However, some of the musk ox are domesticides to collect the wool. Thus, shopping animal friendly may be difficult.
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Non-vegan Look of the Day
I am wearing summer wool pants, a cotton T-shirt and a cotton denim jacket. The chelseas are partly canvas, but the rest is leather. It was a humid chilly day up here in the Interior. As you see, there’s still a lot of snow left to melt. At least the driveway is free as are the parking lots and sidewalks. Thus, lighter footwear is possible. Finally. Can’t wait for the sandals to come out. Well, probably not before May. 😉
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