The worldwide success of the #veganuary movement proves that more and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle - not only with their food choices but also in their fashion decisions. As passionate believers in making cruelty-free clothing, we love to find like-minded labels who are both cruelty-free and conscious of the environmental impact caused by fast-fashion. It doesn’t hurt either that each of these brands offer great pieces to wear with your HoodLamb jacket or hoodie. Here are 5 of our favorite vegan fashion brands!
Matt & Nat
Matt & Nat gets its name from the mingling of MATerial and NATure, which form the foundation of the brand's design philosophy. Matt & Nat was established in 1995 in Montreal, with the motto “Live Beautifully.” Their collection avoids the use of animal products and materials which aren’t environmentally friendly, but you wouldn’t know it to look at their clever, multifunctional designs. Offering wallets, handbags, and accessories in a range of lightly worn styles and faded shades, Matt & Nat has your vegan accessories needs covered.
Beyond Skin is a 100% vegan footwear brand based in Brighton in the United Kingdom. It was established in 2001 to inject some much needed style into vegan footwear fashion. The brand now carries everything from office pumps to suede-look boots, perfect to match your HoodLamb winter coat.
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Wunderwerk is a German fashion label that makes awesome ladies and menswear. All of their products are made from organic fabrics and with respect for animals. Founders Tim and Heiko are surfers who happen love fashion as much as nature. For this reason the label avoids the use of “plastics” in its collection as much as possible. Big up!
UK denim brand Monkee Genes was the first jeans label to not only be certified organic, but also PETA-approved vegan. In 2014 the brand switched from offering leather jean patches to using only all animal-free, coated recycled cardboard patches. We already loved their line of colorful skinny jeans, but that move made us downright giddy.
Freitag has made a name for itself by repurposing truck tarpaulins into stylish messenger bags and purses. Each Freitag bag is made by removing the tarpaulin, cutting it up, washing it in a giant washing machine, cutting it up again into smaller pieces, and then sewing those pieces together. The process ensures that each bag is unique, waterproof, and made to last.