So what is vegan fashion anyway? Veganism is a lifestyle centred around not consuming or using any animal products or their derivatives. When it comes to fashion, even big brands are looking for better alternatives to animal produced fibres like silk, leather, fur and feathers. Preferring to rather replace them with vegan leather, hemp, bamboo or even man-made fibres.
Don’t freak out, it’s actually much easier to subscribe to vegan fashion than you would think. To make it even easier for you to start, we’ve put together our top ten vegan clothing and accessories you should check out.
This proudly South African brand, originating in Cape Town, produces handbags and accessories from cork and synthetic Boabab leather. We love this cute clutch in this pretty pop of colour.
Your love of vegan fashion meets trendy styles and shapes. Lyocell is a man-made fibre that is not only sustainable but of course also vegan. This breathable and lightweight fabric, is silky soft to the touch, making it popular with big brands like Zara.
Poetry has launched a new, vegan leather handbag, and we are here for it.
Spirit girl is another locally made brand doing amazing things in the vegan community. Spiritgirl’s collection is made up of leggings, swimwear and work out tops. This swimsuit is made from recycled plastic bottles and spandex for a super cute and quick-drying swimsuit.
Read more: Our top 8 picks of must-have swimsuits
Vegan fashion for baby
Vegan clothing for your baby? We say why not! Boody Wear includes cute baby clothing in their offering of 100% organic bamboo products. Vegan baby fashion never looked so good!
If you’re one of the many yogis out there who are concerned with both their own as well as nature’s well being, we’ve got you covered too. Billy The Bee (sold at Faithful to Nature) has lightweight and practical flip flops. Made from a vegetable fibre called Jute, you’ll be saving the penguins one yoga class at a time.
Hooray for cotton
Organic cotton is one of the more popular plant-based fibres. This breathable, moisture-wicking and durable material is popular both in the vegan and general communities. If you’re an avid cotton fan, you’ve probably been wearing vegan fashion without even knowing it.
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop, then look no further. Boody is another proudly local brand that is taking vegan fashion to the next level. From silky-soft socks and underwear to shirts, and even work out clothing, Boody has a selection of everyday basics for adults and babies alike.
Read more: Find your perfect fit with Playtex
There has been some controversy surrounding the usage of hemp. But this plant fibre is so diverse and easy to use. People are making everything from clothing to food. This hemp bucket hat is oh-so-trendy right now.
Beautiful and modern silhouettes meet vegan fashion with Woven Green’s diverse range of products. From pretty dresses to bellowing sleeved blouses, they have it all.