Winter is officially over (even if the weather doesn’t feel that way), and that means spring fashion season has begun. If you need some new clothes, it’s time to scour the racks!
While some brands continue to use animal ingredients in their designer duds, many are realizing that cruelty just isn’t chic! There are plenty of amazing, animal-friendly fashion label alternatives that cut out the leather, wool and fur, so you can be super stylish and super kind.
You can find runway-worthy clothes that won’t make animals want to run away! With that in mind, these four animal-free fashion brands have you covered from tip to toe. Happy spring and happy shopping!
This NYC-based brand’s name is a twist on “haute couture” (high fashion) — and its styles are exactly that. From cozy, down-free winter coats; to ballgowns made with recycled bottles; to eco-conscious swimsuits, this brand is uber-innovative and forever stylish. Their men’s and women’s clothes are worn by super-celebs like Emily Deschanel, and the designs are a shining example of fashion’s future: animal, human, and earth-friendly clothes for all. Some of spring and summer season’s hottest include the Pema Party Dress in eggplant; the Vanessa Maxi Dress in Vaute Star Print; and the Vegan Chiffon Reading Skirt in Black.
Known for its super-stylish, sustainable women’s, men’s, and kid’s clothes: You name it, Stella McCartney makes it. Jackets, dresses, bags, bathing suits, shoes, sportswear and more, all made without fur, leather, feathers, or skins. This season, check out the long, luxe Cecile Trench Coat, the cute, compact Falabella Box Wicker Bag, or the bright, cheeky Leopard Print One-Shouldered Swimsuit. And yes, Stella is daughter to vegan superstar, Paul McCartney!
Bags are arguably the very functional finishing touch to any ensemble. After all, they serve as home to reusable water bottles, vegan leaflets, animal activism books, plant-based snacks, and other necessities. And this cruelty-free fashion brand’s bags are a gorgeous way to tote around your most important stuff. Made with the highest quality vegan leather, her styles have been featured in every major fashion mag, and they come in a wide array of styles and colors. This spring, check out the adorable Celine Quote Crossbody; the chic Adelise Studded Shoulder Bag; or the festive Riviera Beach Tote.
Let’s be honest — leather is gross. Who wants to wear an animal’s skin, when your shoes can be both stylish and sweet? This super-chic label makes dozens and dozens of stunning shoe designs, from ballet flats to sandals to heels — plus a men’s collection is coming soon! For the warm weather, the rainbow-hued Cubic Archie B Heels; the dazzling Hologram Cailtin Flatforms; and the cheerful Florida India Sandals are all incredibly lovely.
PS: Did you know Compassion Over Killing documented horrific cruelty at a lamb meat slaughterhouse that sells skin and wool that ends up on designer boots like UGGs? Here are sheep-free ways to shop sweetly.