Animal lovers rejoice. You said you wanted more products free from animal cruelty and brands answered. Of course vegan fashion isn’t a new thing, but these products are fairly new, and they’re lovely, too!
Sans Beast means ‘without beast’, so you can be confident that there’s no creatures great or small to be found here. The handbag label was created by Cathryn Wills, formerly Managing and Creative Director at Australian accessories brand, MIMCO. She says, she believes “there is a need for more choice in the quality fashion space – an alternative to products derived from animals – well made pieces…collectible, functional, affordable and designed with love.”
Duffle & Co
New Zealand’s Duffle & Co opts for a vegan alternative to leather, using a Pinatex product made from pineapple leaves for their clutches, bags and accessories. Their products are ethically made in India, Nepal and Bali, and when you buy a Duffle & Co bag, the brand “plants 10 mangrove trees in Indonesia to protect wildlife populations and provide subsistence to local communities”.
Ahimsa means to do no harm, and this brand takes its name seriously. Making quality handbags and accessories, Ahimsa Collective ops for animal-free fabrics including the Pinatex pineapple leather alternative, washable paper and vinyl offcuts. The result is a beautiful range of ethically made handbags in many shapes and sizes.
OMG TWOOBS! Aren’t these the best and funnest shoes ever? The comfy and cute go-anywhere sandals come in a perfect pouch and are totally animal-friendly. Twoobs ship worldwide and offer free shipping on orders over $120.
This Brazilian-based ethical shoemaker has a huge range of vegan sneakers made from upcycled and plant-based materials. A standard pair of its vegan sneakers involves ‘B-mesh’ made from recycled plastic bottles, vegan suede panels, logo V made of rubber, lining in jersey of recycled polyester and the sole made out of EVA and wild rubber from the Amazonian forest. If you’re in Australia – you can buy Veja shoes from online retailer The Iconic or Wellmade Clothes.
Kuwaii (pictured in header)
Melbourne’s Kuwaii is super committed to sustainability so it only makes sense that they make some beautiful vegan wares. The majority of the clothes are vegan by default, with the brand opting for linens and other natural fabrics, and they have a dedicated animal-free footwear range. You can see the beauties here.