I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
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Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

10+ Ethical & Vegan Dress Shoes for Men

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Shopping for non leather dress shoes for work or for a special occasion? I’ve got the ultimate guide for the best ethical and vegan men dress shoes that money can buy!

From a classic oxford vegan dress shoe to a formal, refined non leather dress shoe… there’s something in this list for you!

I made sure to only include vegan shoe brands that do not use any animal leather or materials and shoes that were also ethically-made.

List of Vegan Dress Shoes

Below is a list of vegan dress shoes brands:

  • Will’s
  • Bourgeois Boheme
  • Nemanti
  • Vyom London
  • NOAH Shoes
  • Vegetarian Shoes
  • FAIR Shoes
  • Brave GentleMan
  • Ahimsa
  • NAE Shoes
  • Novacas
  • NAK Fashion


Based in: London, UK
Price: $88-$254
Will’s Vegan Shoes’ has a fab selection of vegan dress shoes for men. All of Will’s Vegan Shoes are made using vegan materials like eco-friendly vegan leather made with plants, created with bio oil sourced from organic cereal crops grown in Northern Europe and high-quality Ecolabel certfied vegan leathers and suedes made in Italy and Spain that meet Oeko Tex 100 and REACH regulations. In addition, Will’s Vegan Shoes are ethically-made and their factory workers are protected.
Where to buy? Online

Bourgeois Boheme

Based in: London, UK
Price: $225-$235
Bourgeois Boheme is an independent vegan shoe brand based in London, UK. All of Bourgeois Boheme vegan designer dress shoes are completely free from animal-derived materials. “The British-inspired, brand-exclusive styles are all artisan-made in Portugal from the finest eco-friendly Italian vegan leathers.”
Where to buy? Online

NAE Shoes

Based in: Portugal
Price: €125-€150
NAE (No Animal Exploitation) shoes is a Portuguese vegan footwear brand with a growing collection of vegan men dress shoes. All of NAE shoes are manufactured ethically in certified factories of Portugal, where they respect their employees and do not use any product of animal origin or that damages the environment. NAE aims to work with natural materials such as cork and pineapple, recycled materials such as airbags and PET – plastic bottles and synthetic materials as ecological microfibers.
Where to buy? Online, Amazon (UK)


Based in: Italy
Price: €350-€450
Nemanti’s Italian luxury vegan designer shoes are stylish and contemporary and built to last so they’re definitely worth the splurge.  Nemanti shoes are made from high-quality vegan leather made from bio-polyoils from cereals to avoid the use of fossil fuels and luxurious faux suede, Alcantara.
Where to buy? allTRUEist

Vyom London

Based in: UK
Price: £120
Vyom London vegan dress shoes are described as timeless and elegant with a modern twist. Vyom London vegan designer shoes are hand crafted in the United Kingdom by artisan shoemakers using premium graded faux-leather. “We have always been keen in supporting our home grown British economy; hence our shoes are made in the small town of Northamptonshire. The craftsmen and women in this artisan factory have been making shoes for generations and they have the tradition, experience and passion to deliver a world class product.”
Where to buy? Online

NOAH Shoes

Based in: Italy
Price: €149-€319
Vegan Italian Shoes by NOAH offers fashionable, high-quality vegan shoes produced in limited numbers in Italy by small companies that guarantee fair working conditions. NOAH has an extensive collection of vegan Italian dress shoes from elegant vegan men’s shoes as lace-ups, slippers, or ankle boots. NOAH shoes “express the traditional Italian style and the complete comfort of quality footwear. Thanks to the worker-friendly conditions and the use of vegan materials, the production of NOAH footwear leaves a social and eco-friendly mark.”
Where to buy? Online

Vegetarian Shoes

Based in: UK
Price: £60-£135
Vegetarian Shoes is the OG of vegan footwear, they’ve been around since 1990 and their vegan shoes collection has grown exponentially which now includes a range of men dress shoes. All of Vegetarian Shoes are ethically-made in the UK and Europe with non leather and animal-free materials. “Most of our shoes are made-to-order for us, exclusively to our specification in European and English factories, including one established as a co-op in 1881!”
Where to buy? Online

FAIR Shoes

Based in: Portugal
Price: €149
FAIR creates modern, ethical, and vegan dress shoes. All of FAIR shoes are completely animal-free, produced in Portugal under worker-friendly conditioners and they’re always seeking to use the most sustainable materials. FAIR dress shoes for men are made with quality Italian microfiber made at a CO2 free manufacturing system and does not contain harmful products (Oeko-Tex Certified; PVC free).
Where to buy? Online

Brave GentleMan

Based in: New York
Price: $295-$640
Brave GentleMan vegan dress shoes are refined and professional. All of Brave GentleMan vegan shoes are made in Brazil using future-leather, a supple, durable, Italian-milled, EU Ecolabel Certified, hi-tech PU, that claims to be superior to animal leather.
Where to buy? Online, YOOX


Based in: Brazil
Price: $146-176
Ahimsa vegan dress shoes for men are all ethically handmade with love in a 100% vegan shoe factory in Brazil. Ahimsa contains “a small, but very dedicated, team of workers, and a production almost entirely done by hand.” Ahimsa continuously strives to offer high quality footwear made from alternative materials that have long lasting durability. Ahimsa’s mission is to show the world that you can be in fashion, without cruelty.
Where to buy? Online


Based in: New York
Price: $60-$190
Novacas shoes is the house brand of popular US-based vegan boutique, MooShoes. Novacas dress shoes are ethically crafted in European worker-friendly facilities, all made with high quality, Italian-made microfiber materials.
Where to buy? Online


Based in: Europe/London
Price: $125-$280
NOHARM offers non-leather vegan dress shoes hand crafted in Italy by artisans in fair labor environments. “NOHARM is proud to introduce an exciting range of high fashion, environmentally-conscious, vegan footwear for the discerning and ethically responsible. All ingredients and components used to manufacture NOHARM footwear are meticulously researched to ensure the finished product conforms to the highest ethical and environmental standards.”
Where to buy? Online

NAK Fashion

Based in: London
Price: £270-£320
NAK (No Animal Killed) Fashion’s mission is to make beautiful shoes without killing animals. And they have done just that with their exquisite collection of vegan Italian dress shoes. NAK partners with artisans in Italy to design and craft their shoe collection and all materials used in making their products are sourced close to their Northern Italian workshop to minimize impact on the environment. NAK shoes are made from microfibre, an alternative to leather that is breathable, waterproof, and lightweight.
Where to buy? Online

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  • Noman Younus
    March 7, 2019

    Nice blog. worth reading it. Thanks for sharing such informative post.

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