You probably associate the word vegan with healthy, non-animal products eating. However it is more than just eating, it is about leading a lifestyle.
As vegan education becomes more mainstream and awareness grows, vegan clothing catches on as well.
Playing by the same rules, vegan clothing includes avoiding clothing made from materials via exploiting animals for leather, fur, silk and wool.
There are many vegan alternatives available and the best part is no sacrifice required on style, color or price.
Linen is a fabric made from flax plant. It is a very popular light-weight fabric that is very versatile.
It keeps your body cool during summer and warm during winter.
Growing linen requires far less water as compared to other crops and no chemical fertilizers required on the linen crops.
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2. Lyocell and Modal
Lyocell and modal are fibers manufactured from wood pulp.
Chemicals are used in the production but are free from harmful solvents, where processes are reused over and over again.
However, there is a need to ensure wood pulp came from a sustainable source.
3. Organic cotton
Clothing made from organic cotton will ensure your clothing is free from human and environment exploitation.
As opposed to organic cotton, conventional cotton is linked to high degree of forced and child labor. High costs of genetically modified cotton will result in farmers having to purchase patented seeds annually and ended up in significant agricultural debt
Another wonderful plant-based fiber with huge environmental benefits as it does not take productive land from food crops by growing them on marginal land.
Being beautifully soft, there is growing popularity for Hemp clothing
5. Pineapple Leather or other Sustainable Vegan Leathers
Conventional vegan leather like PVC is a very toxic material that release harmful chemical as it degrades, thus is never sustainable.
Instead of PVC, you could turn to pineapple leather manufactured from leaves after the fruit is farmed and thus is a completely biodegradable material.
Other sustainable vegan leathers include cork leather (leather-like material made from cork bark) and Kombucha leather (newly developed vegan leather).
In building your sustainable wardrobe, you could play a part in shaping the future of conventional fashion industry when you make more vegan and sustainable choices!