Groceries Apparel is all about being environmentally-friendly. The brand vigilantly traces the fabrics it uses, noting where they come from to what happens to them in the factory. It only uses 100 percent GMO-free, pesticide- and herbicide-free, recycled and fair-traded ingredients. Its ethics go beyond the environment as well by supporting family farms, localized manufacturing and living wages. It also lists and further elaborates on its ingredients on its website. To add to everything, it offers basic and trendy clothes at completely affordable prices ranging from $38 to $138.
Vaute claims to be the first-ever vegan apparel brand in the world. And it’s expanding: it started out with winter wear, but has begun creating casual wear and eveningwear as well. Each piece is made of the brand’s own developed materials and organic or recycled fibers. Clothes go from $35 to $700.
Miakoda‘s women’s athletic wear and loungewear are made of plant-based materials in an ethical factory in Manhattan. Besides being eco-friendly, its clothes are affordable ($5 to $92) and cater to all sizes.
Wawwa first started with organically made T-shirts that only used water-based inks and 100 percent recycled yarn. In 2017, the brand decided to go 100 percent vegan even down to its packaging made of plant-based alternatives. The brand has hoodies, beanies, scarves, shirts and bags priced between $14 and $80.
Beckons manufactures locally and uses only the finest sustainable fibers and organic cotton. As seen in the name, it’s known for yoga and athletic apparel since its bras, leggings, shorts and T-shirts are all breathable and soft. It’s expanded the line to include casual wear like blouses, dresses and skirts. Pieces across all categories run from $40 to around $110. It pushes its environmental agenda further by donating all end-of-season merchandise to charity organizations instead of throwing it away.
The blouses and dresses of DEVINTO range from $54 to $199 and are locally made using ethically-sourced natural fabrics, such as bamboo, organic cotton and hemp. Every piece is made to order to minimize waste and overproduction.
Rujuta Sheth was born in India and now lives and works in New York City. Sheth uses traditional techniques to create designs that have modern silhouettes using organic and handwoven textiles.
EcoVibe Apparel offers trendy pieces, including faux fur bomber jackets, wrap dresses and buttoned skirts, at prices ranging from $25 to $110. The brand uses soft fabrics that are ethically produced and jewelry and accessories that are locally made from recycled and natural materials. Buying from EcoVibe also means donating to 1% for the Planet.
Vitamin A‘s 70s-inspired swimwear is made using a waterless digital printing technology on sustainable materials like linen, organic cotton, recycled cotton, Tencel and polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
Vegan lingerie brand White Rabbit uses luxuriously soft, breathable rayon made from bamboo. The brand emphasizes good working conditions, like fair wages, paid time off and social security. The comfortable yet sexy lingerie sets are priced from $50 to $108.
With more high-end designers going fur-free and major beauty brands adopting cruelty-free practices than ever before, it’s becoming easier than ever to adopt an animal-friendly lifestyle. But for those of us who want a vegan wardrobe, it can be hard to find stylish options — particularly on a budget. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 10 brands that vow not to use any animal products in the manufacturing of their clothes, and as a special bonus, most use organic materials and recycled fibers.
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