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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. Those...

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...

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...

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...