CategoryClothing

The Best Vegan Minimalist Shoe Brands for All Occasions

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I’ve only worn minimalist shoes for the last 9 years or so, since first reading Born to Run. The only problem is that many minimalist shoes are not vegan, and unless you’re really into minimalist shoes, vegan ones can be hard to find. Lucky for you, I am. And I’m going to share with you the best brands for vegans looking for minimalist shoes. These brands cover all the main types of...

The 5 Best Vegan Laptop Messenger Bags

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Unlike other types of bags and accessories, there are quite a few vegan messenger bags to choose from, suitable for work or school. Most of them are made from faux leather (i.e. PU leather), and are clearly labeled “vegan-friendly” (so you don’t need to second guess yourself about things like glues and stitches). Best of all, some of these bags are not only high quality, but also affordable...

The 4 Best Vegan Workout Clothing Brands to Advertise Your Vegan Gains

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Wanting to show others that you can be fit while vegan isn’t silly at all. Many myths about veganism (i.e. but where do you get your protein?) are commonly thought in places like gyms. A shirt might spark a conversation that leads to a friend, or cause someone to rethink their position and do some research, you never know. So while there aren’t too many companies that specifically make gym...

The 4 Best Vegan Combat Boots in 2019

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More and more vegan combat boots are being made. To save you some time, I’ve looked through as many as I could find, and compiled the top rated, and best value boots. Most are designed for women, but seeing as combat boots are as unisex as footwear gets, I think any of the boots here would look fine on men. Dr. Martens Vegan 1460 Smooth Black Combat Boot If I had to recommend one vegan combat or...

The 10 BEST Vegan Work Boots [Non Leather & Steel/Composite Toe]

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It can be hard finding vegan work boots for men and women that are actually comfortable and work. But they do exist! You just need to know where to look, and be prepared to spend a bit extra. I spent a few hours researching all the non leather and reinforced toe work boot options out there, and this page summarizes the best of the best. I’ve divided it up into men’s and women’s for convenience...

Is Fleece Vegan?

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Fleece a popular fluffy, warm material used in clothing. Up until now, I always thought that fleece came from wool, but I was wrong. Fleece describes a type of material (not a source), and generally is made from polyester. Polyester is a plastic product, which is vegan. However, some fleece is made with a blend. These blends usually contain polyester, as well as cotton, wool, hemp, or rayon. If...

Is Merino Wool Vegan?

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The short answer is no, merino wool, and any type of wool is not vegan. Background: Merino is just a breed of sheep, known for their fine and soft wool. In theory, sheep’s don’t need to get hurt during the sheering process. But like many things, reality differs a lot from theory. Here are the main forms of animal cruelty during the shearing process: Mulesing – When sheep get...

Is Elastane Vegan?

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Rest easy, Elastane is vegan. Elastane, known as spandex in North America, is a polyester-polyurethane copolymer (plastic). It’s made completely in a lab, with no animal ingredients used along the way. Elastane is incredibly stretchy, but is still stronger than materials like rubber. Is Elastane Fabric Vegan? Elastane fabric is made from more than just elastane itself. It’s a...

Is Lace Vegan?

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Lace is not a single material, instead it’s a more of a pattern of delicate fabric. The good news, is that while lace can be made from a wide variety of material, lace is almost always vegan. It’s safe to assume that anything made from lace is vegan, it’s rare to find otherwise. Most of it is made from synthetic fiber like chambray or cambric, which are are both vegan. Some...

Is Rayon Vegan?

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Rayon is a synthetic material that feels  a lot like silk. It’s a fine material that is incredibly smooth, which is why it’s often marketed as “artificial silk” on labels. It’s made from cellulose fiber (from plants), which means that rayon is almost always vegan. The most common source used to extract rayon is wood pulp. You might be able to find some weird unique...