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 combination of other materials like:
It is almost always vegan, made with synthetic fibers.
However, it’s also made with “natural” fibers, so there may be a few rare occasions where it’s made with a non-vegan material.
In general, seeing elastane or spandex in the materials list is a good sign for vegans.