Do you remember our very favorite, quirky, and pretty Phoebe in FRIENDS? And do you remember when she wanted that beautiful and stylish coat made from animal fur but resisted because she could not wear something that killed a living being? Well, she would not have had that problem today. All thanks to Vegan Fashion.
What is vegan fashion you ask? Is it just another viral hashtag? Is it another social media take on outfits? Is it any shopping brand? What is it?
THE IDEA OF VEGAN FASHION
The very first thing to know before moving further is that Vegan Fashion is not just a mere trend with a limited timeframe. It is a full-fledged revolution in terms of animal cruelty and even when it comes to conventional fashion.
Vegan Fashion is a new system of creating, making, and producing clothes and designing them in a way that does not need any animal exploitation. A line of fashion that is free from animal cruelty. In the making of such products, no animals are harmed or even claimed in the entire production process.
WHY ARE WE CHOOSING VEGAN FASHION?
Humans have had a big history of using animals as their mere properties since the beginning of time. Even worse, animals begin to become their fashion accessories. From their alluring fur to their skin, it becomes a ‘need’ to jazz up various kinds of stuff. Even particular horns, teeth, muscle mass, flesh, bones, nails, etc. were extracted from innocent beings just to point the ‘fashion’ out.
Was it really worth it? Was the fashion worth the lives of those innocent animals? It so was not. Hence, came the very needed solution, Vegan Fashion. It is an alternative sort of fashion compared to animal-used products. It is just as fashionable, if not more, and even costs way less than the previous significant.
WHAT ALTERNATIVES DOES VEGAN FASHION PROVIDE?
This medium of fashion provides an alternative to most of all the pre-used synthetics. For example, in terms of the expensive silk, which is obtained by the killings of hundreds of cocoons, we can use micro silk as an alternative, it could be the better choice as it is created with oxygen-rich microbubbles and is just as compatible as silk.
When we talk about wool, which is also much used, we can use polylana. Where wool is obtained by shearing fleece from living animals, polylana is made from a mix of polyester chips and recycled polyester. The best part? They don’t have much of a difference in quality.
The next very malicious animal-extracted product is leather, which is obtained from the skins of cattle, calves, and just animals in general. For leather we have two alternatives, one is mylo which is obtained from mushrooms, and the other is pinatex which is made of ﬁber from the waste leaves of the pineapple plant.
Some other basic alternative for the much-used products is, Plumtech in the place of Down Feathers and Polartech in place of fleece. Apart from the very prominent benefit of eco-friendly fashion statements, they are also very unique and distinctive from the conventional broads.
WHO ELSE IS USING VEGAN FASHION AS THE ONLY FASHION?
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has given the world something to get inspired from. Being a fur-design lover, she created ‘fur-free-fur’ which means that her garbs will have no fur of an animal.
Also, Stella has released a system of recyclable sneakers which could be a model for all the other brands. Some other famous stylists that are going for vegan fashion as the only fashion include Vivienne Westwood, Spencer Phipps, Mara Hoffman, and Kelly Slater.
WHAT ARE SOME BRANDS THAT PROMOTE VEGAN FASHION?
Many brands are taking matters into their hands and bringing a new universe of fashion where no animal is harmed. Some of these brands include:
- BROKE MATE
- ACHILLES’ HEELS
- THE CAI STORE
- A BIG INDIAN STORY
Vegan Fashion is ultimately a step towards a healthier earth, our home, and legit participation in this practice can actually make a wild difference. So, you too could be the next revolutionary by avoiding the hunting of gullible beings and devising a way of life that harms no one.