November 28, 2022

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What Vegan Clothing Is & Why you should care


The attire we wear isn’t often given too much notice outside of how it looks, feels and costs. But one other factor we should take a deeper look at is the manufacturing process.

This is because when we look at where our clothes came from we can open ourselves up to quite a shock. Billions of innocent animals suffer yearly for our fashion and clothing demands, but in recent years the vegan clothing revolution has begun.

What Is Vegan Clothing?

Put simply, vegan clothing is any type of apparel (including shoes, bags, scarves etc ) produced without any animal materials or animal exploitation.

This means vegans do not wear leather, wool, fur, silk or down as these materials are obtained through animal exploitation almost always in brutal and barbaric ways, this is especially the case for materials such as leather and fur.

Vegan clothing isn’t just a trend or a fad, vegan clothing is a real shift towards ethical and sustainable apparel. And you can join the movement away from animal suffering by trying to be more conscious about what you purchase and where it came from.

What Clothes Can Vegans Wear?

Vegans can wear the following materials:

  • Linen
  • Hemp
  • Soybeans
  • Seaweed
  • Cotton
  • Polyurethane vegan leather
  • Natural vegan leather
  • Bamboo
  • Microfibre
  • spandex
  • Polyester
  • Nylon
  • Denim
  • chino
  • cork
  • elastic
  • faux silk
  • faux fur
  • lint
  • muslin
  • Velcro

There are tons of materials that do not require any animal suffering to obtain, because of this, many people have taken the initiative of promoting animal-free clothing to save the animals and save the environment.





What Clothes Aren’t Vegan?

Some companies claim to produce cruelty-free animal material clothing, however, without going into too much grim detail, most materials come from animals that are kept locked up in cages and exploited for the entirety of their short life span. After the animal is fully exhausted the animal will be killed as it is no longer profitable to keep it alive. A comprehensive list of common materials to avoid would look as follows.

  • Leather
  • Fur
  • Suede
  • Silk
  • Feathers
  • Wool
  • Cashmere
  • Down
  • Shell
  • Snakeskin
  • Satin
  • tweed
  • acetate
  • felt
  • jersey
  • plush
  • velvet

For the most part you wont see materials other than the ones on this list, but if you see an unfamiliar material on some clothing you want to buy you can check out this article which lists hundreds of vegan and non-vegan materials.





Vegan Clothing Brands To Look Out For

These stunning vegan clothing brands verify the fact that you do not need to choose between quality and animal rights!

Plant Faced Clothing

Plant Faced Clothing are committed to offering uncompromising quality garments to the market. They take pride in attention to detail and whether you buy a pin or a hoodie, PFC wants your shopping experience to be of the highest possible quality it can be.

All Plant Faced garments maintain their core belief of supporting safe, humane, ethical manufacturing practices, as well as using eco-conscious, organic or plant-based materials wherever possible. Their entire range is screen printed in London, the UK using eco-friendly water-based inks!

✔No child labour

✔ No forced labour

✔ Safe & healthy working conditions

✔ A living wage

Wearth London

launched in 2017 Wearth is now partnered with over 250 independent UK brands that make contemporary eco-friendly and ethical products, making it easier for you to shop and live more consciously.

From natural beauty products, and zero waste essentials to jewellery made from recycled silver, on Wearth’s online marketplace you can discover a wide collection of sustainable products hand-selected by their London team with quality and style in mind. Furthermore, their fashion pieces, beauty and homeware products are also vegan-friendly and have never been tested on animals!


Wawwa strives to make its garments climate-neutral. This means that they’re made using energy only from renewable sources, avoiding excessive CO2 emissions during their production. The company is a certified social enterprise, and its clothing is 100 per cent organic and certified vegan by PETA.

Moreover, Wawwa clothing is one of my personal favourites as the design choices are phenomenal, moreover, a large quantity of their fashion is made from recycled plastics and cotton. They manage all of this while not compromising comfortability or quality! You should check them out.


Doshi FCSA (Fine Clothes Shoes and Accessories) offer vegan leather handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts and accessories. And are aiming to offer vegan shoes at some point in the next few years.

Intentionally Vegan Design: Doshi consults designers, and keeps awareness of the marketplace to make sure that their products are kept up to date.

Intentionally Vegan Manufacturing: Vegan products don’t stop at materials. Doshi’s partner factories know that all the products need to be vegan from top to bottom. All glues, thread, structural materials, interlining, and hardware are 100% vegan. No animal products are used in Doshi’s goods whatsoever.

The Hemp Shop

The Hemp Shop provides an ethical and sustainable alternative for not only clothing but foods, essential oils, skincare products, luggage, wallets and more.

Hemp requires less land to grow when compared to growing other crops such as trees for paper, cotton for clothing or soya for food, hemp requires far less land to grow the same amount of materials required to make the end product.

Ethical Standards: When you choose hemp, you’re selecting an ethical alternative to cotton, wood pulp, plastic, oil or any of the thousands of other uses of the hemp plant.

Conclusion – The Future Is Green!

I know by now you are astounded by the amount of choice you have in materials that are vegan friendly. And I’m sure you’ll be pleased with these remarkable vegan-friendly clothing brands that tick all the boxes. There is no doubt in my mind that as we move forward we will see an increase in vegan-friendly clothing lines as the vegan movement only continues to grow!

Thank you for reading, the future IS green!

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