I can’t say I’m the perfect vegan. I’ll occasionally use a non-vegan chapstick or use a hand lotion with no ingredients listed – but definitely not on purpose or on the daily. And despite all this, I’d like to think of myself as a vegan advocate – especially when it comes to make-up and fashion. All the beauty and skincare products I own are heavily researched and more than likely vegan certified and I check clothing tags religiously to make sure my leather and stretchy material articles are all faux – so wool is a big no-no for me.
But Winter is upon us, and it’s time for us to get comfy cozy while still staying fashionable – just in case the paparazzi wants to take a few photos 😉
What Materials Classify As Non-Vegan??
- Alpaca – made from the wool of the Alpaca
- Baize – a course woolen fabric, typically used on gaming tables.
- Cashmere – made with the wool from a Cashmere goat.
- Silk – produced by insect larvae.
- Wool – a fabric made from sheep hair.
There are a lot of non-vegan materials, but these seem to be the most popular as far as clothing go. Now that we’ve covered what isn’t vegan, I want to share a few material that are vegan-friendly!
What Materials Classify As Vegan-Friendly?
- Acrylic – synthetic fibers
- Corduroy – ribbed fabrics, usually made of cotton
- Denim – durable cotton fabric
- Khaki – made from cotton and linen
- Leatherette – imitation leather
- Polyester – natural or synthethic fibers
- Polyurethane – material made from plastic
- Spandex – elastic synthetic fabric
If you would like to view an expanded list that compares vegan-friendly and non-vegan materials, click through to this post from January Threads.
Now that we know what is and isn’t cruelty-free, we can get on with 4 Vegan-Friendly Coats That Are Sure to Keep Your Winter Stylish + Ethical.
This Parka is so fashionable opened or zipped up and is made with 82% Polyester and 12% Cotton. Take this coat and pair it with high-waisted jeans and a tucked in pullover for a simple yet fashionable outfit. And don’t forget the accessories!
I personally feel as if the leather jacket look is iconic – so it’s a pretty good thing that faux leathers exist. They can be worn with pretty much everything, and the hood on this coat gives some extra warmth in Winter winds.
Retail: $45.95 – $59.95
Teddy Bear Coats are THE thing right now – and I can see why! They are so cute and pair well with lots of outfits. Dress up or be toned down – the Teddy Bear coat has your back. This one is made 55% Acrylic / 45% Polyester / Faux Fur.
As someone who works five days a week while wearing the same old boring and repetitive uniform, I must say that outwear and accessories are important!!! It’s easy to get down about not being able to express yourself through your clothing when you don’t get out much, so make sure you take control of everything else!
Thanks for reading.