If you’re vegan, your internal to-do list might look something like this…
- Save the environment
- Improve health
- Reduce carbon footprint
- Save the lives of vulnerable animals
- Treat yoself
Let’s face it, we live in a crazy hectic world and [we admit it] sometimes we never get to that last item on our checklist. With all the good you’re doing for the environment and the animals, we think you deserve a little treat too.
Today we’re uncovering eight incredibly inspiring vegan clothing brands that are 100% vegan and 100% stylish. This just goes to show you can save the world and look good doing it.
Grab your credit card; we’re going shopping.
Inspiring Vegan Clothing Brands to Start Wearing
We can’t promise you won’t want to spend your entire paycheck on these amazing vegan brands, but we can promise you’ll love these vegan brands as well as the ethics behind them.
With all the good they’re doing, we’re sad to admit we ever shopped anywhere else. Here are the brands we wish we knew about months ago!
1. Wholesome Culture
Great for: Casual Clothing
Want to rock a classic graphic tee? Check out Wholesome Culture for some cleverly designed, cruelty-free tank tops, hoodies, and t-shirts. Check the line out here.
This brand was started in 2016 by a 24-year-old named Aubrey. This brand stands up for the rights of animals by donating 15% of their net profit every year to animal shelters and rescues.
In the first year alone, they gave 10k to the animals, and this year they’re expecting to give back 40k. What an inspiring millennial.
At Wholesome Culture, they ensure their workers are safe, compensated fairly, and well-treated. They are dedicated to educating the world on plant-based diets, animal rights, and protecting the environment through their graphic clothing line. Every sale and every article of clothing worn helps make a difference.
2. Elephant Pants
Great for: Lounge Wear
The brand Elephant Pants has an awesome vegan clothing line made up of everything from loungewear to kimonos and flirty tank tops.
The best part about Elephant Pants? They donate a portion of every sale to helping create a sustainable future where elephants thrive by supporting different elephants organizations.
Not only is this brand vegan but they’re also fair trade certified meaning they follow strict social, environmental, and economic standards to protect the health and safety of their workforce. Want to learn more? Go check out their site.
3. Moo Shoes
Great for: Shoes and Casual Wear
Moo Shoes was started in New York City by two vegan sisters in 2001. This trendy vegan brand sells cruelty-free footwear, bags, t-shirts, wallets, and more. Check out their stuff here.
Visit Moo Shoes in NYC and say hello to the slew of adopted cats they rescued from local organizations. We can’t help but love any brand that loves on the animals.
4. Matt and Nat
Great for: Bags and Purses
The brand Matt and Nat stands for Matt(erial) and Nat(ure). They not only ensure that their bags are made from responsible materials, but they also ensure that their workers are treated responsibly.
In order to protect the environment (and save the animals), they’ve dedicated themselves to using sustainable resources such as cork and rubber. We love that their linings are only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Side note, you can often see Natalie Portman and Charlize Theron sporting one of these bags.
5. Tree Tribe
Great for: Activewear and Accessories
Need a new water bottle? How about a new pair of sunnies? Check out Tree Tribe for all your outdoorsy needs from yoga pants to reusable tote bags.
We especially love their vegan “leaf leather” which is sourced from the Teak leaf. It’s sewn into fabric to create the texture and durability of traditional leather without the guilt. This method preserves the veins of the leaf which means that every single piece of leaf leather is unique.
They make awesome journal covers, passport covers, and wallets. Who knew leaves could be so chic? We also would like to point out that Tree Tribe plants 10 trees for Every. Single. Sale. So far they’ve planted over 200,000 trees in 12 different countries.
6. Time IV Change
Great for: Watches
Tive IV Change, pronounced time for change, is a vegan watch brand that’s all about educating people on living a cruelty-free and compassionate life through the sales of their watches.
They use vegan leather because they believe in not only saving the animals from the leather industry but the people it affects too. Get the cold hard facts here. Time IV change is a PETA certified vegan company.
Great for: Casual Clothing
Many clothing brands today don’t ask important questions like Who is making our clothes? How are they treated? Or What conditions do they work in?
Ethcs doesn’t only ask these questions but ensures they are answered ethically. This vegan clothing brand boasts of using organic cotton and being entirely cruelty-free. Their fabric is so comfy you’ll never want to take it off. Shop the line here.
We love not only the message the brand stands for but also the high quality of the fabric. We appreciate the lack of frills on their packaging, tags, and labels. You’re buying the clothes for the ethics and quality, not the wrapping it comes in.
Great for: Luxury Shoes
Olsenhaus was created by the outspoken (and absolutely inspiring) animals rights advocate Elizabeth Olsen. Her mission for the company is to illustrate that “plundering, cruelty, and greed are not synonymous with true style.”
We love how the company merges the passion for animal rights, ethical business practices, the environment, and fashion. Well done, Elizabeth.
Olsenhaus is always donating to the country's leading animals rights organizations for education and rescue as well as donating products to similar fundraisers. This brand has been worn by celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Emily Deschanel, and Gwyneth Paltrow...to name a few.
If you want the grim truth on the leather industry, just click here. Fair warning, it’s not for the faint of heart, but it is something we all should know about. Knowledge is power, after all.
It’s crazy to think people are still wearing animal products when these brands clearly prove that you don’t have to sacrifice luxury or style to eliminate the use of animals in the fashion industry.
Do yourself a favor and share this post, so your friends and family know exactly what to get you this holiday season.