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What is PU Leather, and Is PU Leather Vegan?

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In short, 100% synthetic PU leather is vegan, but many products that say they are made from PU leather are actually not vegan. I understand that sounds confusing. The problem is that overtime, somehow “bicast leather” has become interchangeable with “PU leather”, at least with enough people to matter. There’s a big difference between the 2: 100% PU synthetic leather – Fake leather made only...

The Best Vegan Minimalist (Barefoot) Shoe Brands

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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...

Is It Vegan To Buy Second Hand Leather?

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It’s typically considered vegan to continue wearing leather clothes if you already had them before going vegan. That raises another question: is buying and wearing second hand leather also vegan? It can be hard finding certain types of vegan clothing (although getting better) that fits your budget, so it’d certainly be convenient. It’s a tricky issue, but there are some important differences...

The 5 Best Vegan Winter Boots for Men

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As I was looking for winter boots myself recently, it seems that most of the focus is on winter boots for women. So, I compiled the results of my search here to help out any other vegan men in search of warm winter footwear. Ultimately, I went to Call It Spring because it was the only physical store around me and I wanted to try on boots before buying them. Good thing too, since I ended up...

Vegan Shoe Brands in 2020 (Filter and Sort 60+ Brands)

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There are quite a few vegan shoe brands and stores these days.  It’s actually hard to find what you’re looking for if you’re just going through a list of vegan brands. That’s why I made the list on this page of vegan brands that you can sort or search. I’ve stuck to brands that are clearly vegan. That means no Nike or Adidas, even though most of their non-leather shoes have no...

The 4 Best Vegan Combat Boots in 2020

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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. If you’re just looking for some water protection, another option to look at is vegan...

3 Types of Vegan Duvets to Look For

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There are quite a few vegan duvets out there. Just about any big home supply store should have at least a few (e.g T.J.Maxx, Home Sense, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.). What you’re mainly looking for are “down alternative” duvets. The most common vegan duvets are made from synthetic materials like polyester. If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly alternative, you can try to find a cotton...

PU Leather Vs. Faux Leather: The Difference Explained

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When you hear about “fake” leather, the 2 most common terms are “PU leather” and “faux leather.” It can be confusing, especially when mixed in with other terms. So let me clear this up before going any further. Any type of artificial leather can be called: Faux leather Artificial leather Pleather If there are no animal materials mixed in, “vegan leather” is another appropriate term. These...

The Best Vegan Leather Belts

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We have quite a few options for vegan leather belts these days. To help you navigate through the options, I put together a list of the best brands and belts for different budgets and locations. If you’re looking for a specific type of belt that you don’t see, feel free to leave a comment at the end and I’ll let you know if I’ve seen anything you might like. Truth Belts For higher end vegan belts...

Are Duck Boots Vegan? (And the Best Vegan Duck Boots)

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Duck boots (a.k.a. Bean Boots), were first made and popularized by L.L. Bean. They’ve recently become trendy again. Unfortunately, duck boots are not typically vegan. The originals are made with a rubber sole (vegan) and a leather upper (not vegan). Most duck boots made by other companies are made with the same materials. There are a few vegan alternatives, but you won’t find a...