CategoryClothing

The Best Synthetic Alternatives to Wool

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Wool isn’t an option for everybody. Vegans, and people with allergies need alternatives. While I prefer natural alternatives to wool myself, like cotton and bamboo, there are plenty of synthetic alternatives as well. Synthetic materials are all derived from petrochemicals (i.e. oil), and are chemically speaking ‘plastics,’ even though they are not what you think of when you think...

The Best Vegan Alternatives to Wool Blankets

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I don’t necessarily look like the type, but there are very few things I enjoy more than curling up under a soft blanket. While you can’t get anything that feels exactly like wool as a vegan, there are still plenty of blanket options that are super cozy. The best vegan alternatives to wool that you want to look for are: Cotton – Warm, soft, breathable. Cotton is a...

The Best Vegan Alternatives to Wool Hats for Winter

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Wool hats and cold weather are an iconic duo. So what’s a vegan to do? Of all the vegan materials out there, 3 are considered the best wool alternatives: Synthetic (e.g. acrylic, polyester – derived from oil) Cotton Bamboo All 3 types of materials make warm and comfortable hats, there’s not a huge difference in the quality. The best material for you depends on your...

What to Do With Old Non-Vegan Clothes (3 Options)

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You likely have some clothes from before you went vegan that aren’t vegan-friendly. Belts, shoes, wool socks and sweaters, etc. Unless you have a time machine to stop you from buying them in the first place, you need to deal with them. In this situation, new vegans typically choose one of three options. Option #1: Just Use Them Until They Aren’t Useable I don’t think you need to feel guilty about...

The Best Vegan Wool Alternatives for Cold Weather

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There’s no perfect substitute for wool, it’s a rather unique material. However, there are some alternatives that are vegan and come fairly close. Close enough for 99% of situations. If you’re planning on braving freezing weather, you’ll need to focus more on layering up as much as possible. There are many vegan materials like hemp and tencel, which are both made from plants and are soft and...

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...