Vegans à la mode, the struggle of finding cruelty free products in fashion
A good quality jacket, synthetic shoes or a fake fur coat. Not easy to find, right? Yes, for vegans and some vegetarians this may be a daily struggle. Finding quality vegan products is hard but thanks to the new eco-friendly trends, the world of fashion now has some options.
The main objective of vegan lifestyle is to avoid any animal products, whether in food or clothing. So if you want to be part of this way of living, materials like wool, leather, and even silk are strictly forbidden. The good part is that you still have some options like synthetic fibers and conventional fabrics such as cotton. Some vegans also avoid fabrics that are not good for the environment.
This doesn’t mean that you have to look like a 60’s hippie or buy your clothes at secondhand stores. Luckily in the current market some brands with the Vegan stamp are 100% cruelty free and yet fashionable.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) (www.peta.org) have a guide of how to find this type of clothing and accessories from the various brands and for every vegan fashionista’s use. Not everything is hard, and also one of the advantages is that the price can be lower in some products too.
Vegan clothing is not for everybody, it is a lifestyle that requires thinking before buying (the hardest thing for a fashion lover) but in the world there are all types of brands that are adapting this type of target to the market. We will see how day by day luxury brands would involve this trend, or not.
By Paula R Sierra