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The Best Synthetic Alternatives to Wool

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Wool isn’t an option for everybody (particularly vegans). 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...

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 since wool is not vegan? 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...

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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Wool has been a popular material for cold weather clothing for ages. Unfortunately, wool – merino wool in particular – is not vegan. 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...

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...

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 10 BEST Vegan Work Boots [Non Leather & Steel 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. Just like lace, 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...

Is Merino Wool Vegan?

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The short answer is no, merino wool, and any other 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. How Sheep Suffer During Sheering Here are the main forms of animal cruelty during the shearing...