5 Vegan Brands – The Next Generation
So, you are a vegan and you want to know which brands have you covered this season? Along with the vegan movement, comes a new era of vegan brands. This next generation are fresh, independent with ethical fashion values at their core. These brands are paving the way to make it easy to shop ethically.
You might be asking, what’s the difference between vegan fashion and ethical fashion? Well, vegan clothes have been carefully considered to align with vegan life principles (no animals products used in the fabric or production like leather, silk or wool). Whereas ethical fashion, more broadly, may not specifically be suitable for vegans.
As well as caring about environmental issues and being cruelty-free, vegan fashion pays attention to social rights of the workers who made your clothes. Vegan clothes are committed to reducing the negative impacts on the world, whilst still wanting to bring style fit for the winter vibe.
There are so many vegan brands and marketplaces paving the way, I will share with you my top 5 vegan gems to get you through the cooler period.
PUTTING THE PLANET FIRST
When WAWWA started, they wanted to make a change in the way people approach what they wear. They wanted to make sustainable, well designed clothes, that looked good and did good. WAWWA products last longer. So you don’t need it to be replaced, minimising its effect on the planet. Because we’ve only got one.
WYNAD are on a mission to create gender equality through sustainable fashion.
Hannah Vincent and Rob Marsh, the owners of WYNAD Clothing, traveled to India and volunteered with the TGG Foundation in Wayanad, Kerala. TGG provide secure working opportunities to women in the local area through a stitching workshop known as “the women empowerment centre”.
Inspired by their experience, they created fairtrade and vegan friendly collections – ready for all seasons. To top it off, they donate 10% of every sale we make will directly support women empowerment projects in rural India.
For example, they found a innovative way of using lotus flowers to create an alternative to silk. Used to create their fabulous kimono’s!
KLOW’s mission is to create awareness and promote a new way of consumption in Europe.
All of the products you can find on their fabulous marketplaces combines 3 main values:
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, ETHICAL BEHAVIORS AND TRANSPARENCY.
This includes sassy vegan styles too. Their latest vegan brands include European brands: Dedicated and Armedangels. Both of these brands are Peta Approved so you can be sure you’re buying Vegan! (Note: not all products on Klow are vegan, so look out for the vegan sign)
This statement jumper is perfect for the season of layers. Paired up with vintage jeans and a vegan boot, you will be sorted for the brunches of the season.
Add a flash of golden yellow to your seasonal wardrobe. This organic cotton staple is perfect for the cooler days.
Fashion that means more
Gung Ho are a London- based, ethical brand that’s on a mission to create fashion the means more.
Born out of an ambition to push boundaries in sustainable fashion, their collections are not just handmade locally using sustainable fabrics, but they also weave more meaning into the prints by illustrating particular environmental issues.
Each collection is centred on a cause, or ‘Talking Point’, with one focuses on the importance of insects and the impact of pesticides. That’s why every garment comes with its very own dinky minizine to give you a few key facts and info on the issue at hand.
The latest Talking Point has been around the damage that plastics are having to marine life.
Know The Origin was founded by Charlotte in 2015 with the aim to transform the fashion industry. Charlotte was inspired to start KTO after finding that the lack of transparency within fashion supply chains had led to abuses of human rights and environmental degradation worldwide. Through developing strong relationships with incredible organic and fairtrade producers across India, Know The Origin shows people that fashion can, and should, be done differently. Without having to sacrifice animal rights.
The Next Generation
These brands a part of the next generation of fashion. The generation who demand more from style and demand a better treatment of our shared planet, animal and people. Join the vegan fashion revolution!
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