Making the world a more animal-friendly place one dress/shoe at a time, today’s vegan fashion has never been more chic! Using innovative materials and smart design elements, it has become a lot easier to curate a fully functional wardrobe that is dependable, versatile and in line with your personal aesthetic preferences…and 100% vegan. All of them are passionate about sustainability to boot- from recycled materials to upcycling to organic fabrics, these brands put the planet first. And the best part – all of these companies ship to Hong Kong! So without further ado, here are five of our favourite cruelty-free fashion brands.
HoodLamb – Vegan Hemp Jackets Coats & Parkas
Committed to reversing the negative impacts of fast fashion and creating awareness around more sustainable fashion, Amsterdam-based HoodLamb by Hemp Tailors creates signature parkas and puffy long jackets for those cold winter holidays. Using one of the most environmentally-friendly fabrics in the world, hemp, and other stable materials like organic cotton and soy, their snow-friendly collections are totally feather-free.
Starting from EUR101 and up.
Beyond Skin – Responsibly-Made Vegan Shoes
Step out in style with a pair of gorgeous leather-free kicks from Beyond Skin. Stocking a wide selection of luxury vegan trainers, flats, sandals, boots, heels and pumps, the UK-based brand is all about being responsible, sustainable and modern. Handmade in Spain, every pair is lined in 100% recycled faux leather with a plant polymer coating, and their packaging is completely recyclable.
Starting from EUR92 and up.
Matt & Nat – Recycled Vegan Handbags & Wallets
Short for MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE, Matt & Nat is one of the most coveted vegan handbag brands out there. Utilizing an array of different recycled materials like recycled nylon, cardboard, rubber, cork and more recently, recycled bicycle tires into their collections, the Montreal-based adheres to a strong ethics and sustainability ethos where various vegan leathers that are less harmful to the environment are used when needed and every product is lined out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Starting from EUR80 and up.
Indosole – Upcycled Vegan Slides & Flip Flops
On a mission to become the world’s most responsible shoe company, Indosole upcycles a line of flip flops and slides made from old tires. Horrified by the sheer volume of tire waste – where 1.5 billion tires get thrown out each and every year – founder and CEO Kyle Parsons was compelled to do something about it after purchasing a pair of sandals with soles made from motorbike tires. Consciously sourcing old threads from landfills, mechanic garages and gutters from around Indonesia, these soles with soul are crafted by artisans iwith repurposed and natural materials like organic cotton.
Starting from EUR39 and up.
Dauntless – Sustainable Vegan Leather Jackets
Merging natural confidence and sexy femininity, Dauntless is a cruelty-free and sustainable brand from NYC. Founded by Colombian designer, Paula Maldonado, the line consists of vegan leather, charmeuse lining and neoprene fabrics made with sustainable production methods. On a mission to bring socially conscious fashion via high-end design, we just love how chic and everlasting the entire collection is.
Starting from EUR260 and up.
Images courtesy of Pexels (lead), HoodLamb, Beyond Skin, Matt & Nat, Indosole, and Dauntless