Today, there is a growing selection of clothing and footwear even in high fashion that is in line with the principles
“Protecting Animals” which is one of the basic principles of Veganism. We often buy unknowingly with the already predetermined view that real leather, real fur and real wool is much better and more beautiful, we want them , no matter how much more expensive, because they are symbols of prestige in society.
However, these materials derived from animals are often we are not known to us and not even aware of which are and how they are obtained them.
Materials derived from animals
The skin is the skin of animals of cows, pigs, goats, kangaroos, ostriches, cats and dogs.
Exotic skin is the skin of crocodiles, alligators and snakes.
Wool is the hair of a lamb or a sheep.
Angora is a rabbit’s wool.
Cashmere is hair of cashmere goat.
The fur of the animal’s coat is still attached to the animal’s skin, and it comes from bears, beavers, cats, chinchillas, dogs, foxes, rabbits, raccoons, seals.
When collecting these materials, animals undergo tremendous suffering, abuse, killing, live twitch or plucking of feathers or cooking alive inside their cocoons (silkworms),
Often these materials are a by-product of the meat and dairy industries. They often also pollute the environment with toxins used in the tanning or processing process.
All these materials are often not marked, so you do not know whose are and they came from, so you would not be bothered by the thought that someone was tortured and killed because of you and that you now wear his skin or cover with his feathers or wear his feathers in your jackets, but it was meant to protect him from the cold.
The vegan materials you need to wear
More and more manufacturers and sellers are moving to high-quality materials at affordable prices including non-animal micro-fibers, recycled nylon, polyurethane (PU), royalties, silk fibers, polyester and rayon, and even plant, mushroom, and fruit materials.
In animal protection has involved many, apparel and footwear retailers to designers and design brands such as Top Shop and Zara, H&M, Nasty Gal, Gap Inc., Gucci and Michael Kors, Inditex, Express, Gap Inc., and Urban Outfitters, top designers like Stella McCartney and baby and even countries like Norway (they banned animal fur clothing).
They all sell “leather” shoes and sneakers, coats without wool, faux fur clothing.
All companies using the logo must sign PETA’s statement of assurance that their product is vegan.
High fashion designers are teaming up with manufacturers to create innovative, high quality materials.
Look for the vegan logo on clothing, shoes and accessories tags.
Look for vegan fabrics made from twill, hemp, cotton and recycled polyester (rPET). These materials are of good quality, remove water, dry faster and are better for the environment.