6 Vegan Fashion Brands That NEED To Be On Your Must-Have List!
It’s all about being cruelty-free nowadays, not only in what you eat, but also in what you decide to wear. Veganism is a way of life that doesn’t involve harming animals in any sense — that means tossing those leather shoes away or not purchasing that designer snakeskin handbag.
If you were to ask about vegan fashion years ago, you’d probably get an insane number of confused faces. However, the world of style has come a long way and is now purely focussing on products that DO NOT use animal bi-products and use alternatives instead. Did you know designer label Stella McCartney was one of the first to start with cruelty-free fashion — their belief…no animal should give up their life for fashion.
And this is something a lot of celebrities are voicing as well. Take Emma Watson for example — Emma was spotted in vegan footwear throughout her press tour of Beauty And The Beast. And clearly, she had plenty of stylish options, from boots and sneakers to a pair of heels.
Coming across as sustainable and eco-friendly, animal cruelty-free products can sometimes be a task to find, but since we are in an evolving world, the choices are growing. Here are 6 animal-cruelty free labels from which you can shop guilt-free. And guess what, they’re stylish AF!
1. BUNGALOW 360
This vegan brand focusses on a range of bags, from backpacks to handbags, that use cruelty-free material. The leather that is used in the making of formal bags, such as satchels or wallets, is vegan leather, while more casual ones use canvas cloth. As you can tell, the products are quirky and cute, so you won’t be compromising on style either.
Available on: Amazon.in
2. PRINCESSE K
A homegrown brand created by designer Karishma Shahani, this brand basically fuses Indo-Western fashion together in its accessories. By using brocades and Ikat prints on products, such as clutches, it puts a cute spin on the designs. This brand has even collaborated with PETA — how’s that for cruelty-free?
Available on: PrincesseK.com
Olsenhaus was founded by Elizabeth Olsen in 2008 and is now one of the leading vegan fashion brands. This international brand is available online and does ship to India, but along with that, it is sold across leading departmental stores such as Barneys and Nordstrom. Celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Deschanel vouch for this vegan shoe brand and stick by its philosophy of being a voice for the animals.
Available on: Olsenhaus.com
Another homegrown India label, the shoes by Kanabis use canvas, an animal friendly substitute to leather. According to the brand, canvas was, back in the day, made from hemp, which came from the cannabis plant — hence, Kanabis. With a range of cute and quirky shoes, Kanabis carries wedges, flats, sneakers, etc., and are also PETA approved. Who said fashion can’t be animal friendly?
Available on: Kanabis.in
5. FREE PEOPLE
A boho-chic sort of label, Free People’s clothes are style personified. Keeping up with trends as well as sticking to an animal-cruelty free philosophy, their vegan leather range is gorgeous. They also sell at high-end department stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.
Available on: Freepeople.com
This UK-based fashion label is uber chic, uber stylish, and uber contemporary. Keeping that minimalistic vibe going, this brand is known for its faux fur products. Sounds interesting, right?
Available on: Shrimps.co.uk