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”?
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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.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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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.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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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.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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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!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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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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(📸 via @niu.body)

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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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“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! 👠🌿
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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! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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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.
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Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

200+ Vegan Fashion, Shoes, Handbags, Apparel Brands

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No animals harmed in the making of these cruelty-free and vegan shoes, bags, clothes, and accessories!

With so many cruelty-free, sustainable, and ethical alternatives to animal-derived materials, there’s really no need for us to be using and wearing animal skin nowadays!

To prove it, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list (with updates!) of over 200 animal-free, vegan fashion brands and organized them according to categories for vegan shoes, vegan bags & wallets, vegan clothing, and vegan accessories.

What is Vegan Fashion?

I define “vegan” as clothing, handbags, wallets, shoes, and accessories that were not made from animal skin, hair, feathers or any other animal-derived materials whatsoever and that includes fur, leather, down, silk, wool, suede, mohair, angora, cashmere, calfskin, alligator, shearling, etc.

But what about sustainable fashion? or ethically made and fair trade fashion? or made locally in the US and Canada? or recycled and zero-waste?

I hear ya loud & clear! All very great points and important issues that we should consider in the fashion industry. Since my goal with this list is to show you the countless options for 100% vegan fashion brands from all around the world, I only focused on animal-free as a criterion to be included on this list in order to make it as comprehensive as possible.

As I expand this list, I will definitely consider finding a way to note which vegan brands also focus on sustainability issues!

Vegan Fashion Brands

Featured Vegan Brands

Doshi | Vegan Handbags for Men & Women (10% OFF, orders over $50. Code: ETHICALELEPHANT10)
Matt & Nat | The Best Vegan Handbags + Shoes
Veganized World | Hilarious Punny Vegan Shirts ($5 OFF Code: ETHICALELEPHANT)
Hurtig Lane | Stylish Vegan Watches (15% OFF Code: ETHICALELEPHANT15)
Wear Bare Bones | Vegan Apparel You Gotta Be Wearing

Vegan Bags & Wallets

  • Airosa
  • Alexandra K.
  • Angela Roi
  • Animalista
  • Borboleta
  • Brave GentleMan
  • Canopy Verde
  • Ceibo
  • Collection & Co
  • Corkor
  • Denise Roobol
  • Deux Lux
  • Doshi
  • Ethique212
  • Fablou
  • Filbert
  • FruitenVeg
  • Glass Ladder & Co.
  • Golden Ponies
  • GUNAS
  • HENTIES
  • Hipsters for Sisters
  • Hozen
  • Isabelle Handbags
  • Izzy & Ali
  • Jeane & Jax
  • Jill Milan
  • JW PEI
  • L. YUCEL
  • LaBante
  • Le Suri
  • Lee Coren
  • Lux and Nyx
  • MÄRSS
  • MANIWALA
  • Marsi Bond
  • Matt & Nat
  • Melie Bianco
  • Ministry of Tomorrow
  • Miomojo
  • Mechaly
  • MeDusa
  • Nella Bella
  • NOAH Shoes
  • PINKSTIX
  • Pixie Mood
  • Prene Bags
  • Samara
  • SANS BEAST
  • Svala
  • The Lovely Things
  • Thea & Theos
  • Toyko Bags
  • Urban Expressions
  • Urban Originals
  • VeganWear
  • Vegetarian Shoes
  • Veggani
  • VElove
  • VOE
  • von Holzhausen
  • Wilby
  • Will’s
  • ZTUDIO 8B

Vegan Shoes

  • Ahimsa
  • Animalista
  • BAHATIKA
  • BC Footwear
  • Beyond Skin
  • BHAVA
  • BOHEMA
  • Bohempia
  • Bourgeois Boheme
  • Brave GentleMan
  • By BLANCH
  • Collection & Co
  • Cult of Coquette
  • Ethletic
  • FAIR
  • Fera Libens
  • Golden Ponies
  • Good Guys
  • GUNAS
  • holster
  • huntd
  • Insecta Shoes
  • J. Adams
  • Keep
  • Matt & Nat
  • Merry People
  • MINK
  • Minuit Sur Terre
  • NAE
  • NAK Fashion
  • Native Shoes
  • Nemanti
  • NOAH Shoes
  • NOHARM
  • No Saints
  • PAWJ
  • RAFA
  • Risorse Future
  • Rungg
  • SUSI Studio
  • Sydney Brown
  • Tastemaker Supply
  • Veerah
  • Vegetarian Shoes
  • Vyom London
  • Will’s
  • Zette Shoes

Vegan Clothing

  • Alba Paris Art
  • Always Hungry
  • Anticarnist
  • Anxious Potatoes Co
  • Arm the Animals
  • Bazaar de Luxe
  • BEETxBEET
  • Bleed Organic Clothing
  • Boss Vegan
  • Brave GentleMan
  • By Monkey
  • Chiaralascura
  • Compassion Co
  • Compassionate Closet
  • Conscious Tee
  • Crazies and Weirdos
  • Dauntless Clothing
  • Do No Harm
  • Embassy of Bricks and Logs
  • ETHCS
  • Fauxgerty
  • For All Kind
  • FTLA Apparel
  • Get Infected Fashion
  • Grape Cat
  • Groceries Apparel
  • Hand in Love
  • Harm Less Threads
  • HeartCure
  • Herbivore Clothing
  • HoodLamb
  • House of Lily Rose
  • iApparel
  • In The Soulshine
  • James & Co
  • Little by Little IC
  • Meaningful Paws
  • Merry People
  • Miakoda
  • Mighty Vegan Apparel
  • Misfit Market
  • Modern Compassion
  • Moral Minority
  • NICORA
  • Noize
  • Noumenon
  • NOVA FERNES
  • Outcast Agenda
  • Plant Faced
  • PLNT BSD
  • Raw Apparel
  • ReLove Plan.et
  • Robin Le Riche Apparel
  • Róka
  • Sassy Spud
  • Save the Duck
  • Svala
  • Talk Vegan to Me
  • Tantamount Apparel
  • The Dharma Store
  • Threads for Love
  • Threads for Thought
  • Unreal Fur
  • Veag
  • Vegan Apparel
  • Vegan Couture
  • Vegan Gamers
  • Vegan Happy Clothing
  • Vegan Police
  • Vegan Power Co
  • Vegan Scene
  • Vegan Spirit
  • Vegan Supply Co
  • Vegan Vibes
  • Vegan Veins
  • Vegan, What?
  • Veganized World
  • Vegans For Life
  • Vegetaryn
  • VivalaRiva
  • Viva La Vegan
  • VOE
  • WAWWA
  • Wilddtail
  • Wholesome Culture
  • Wully Outerwear
  • Yazahi

Vegan Accessories

  • BAUME – Watches
  • DAN & MÉZ – Watches
  • Evig Grön – Watches
  • Fjordson – Watches
  • I Heart Threads Co.
  • Jaan J. – Ties
  • JACKPINE – Socks
  • Ksana – Watches
  • Lian & Mez – Watches
  • NoAni (No Animal) – Belts
  • Nox-Bridge – Watches
  • S A Y A Designs – Hair Accessories
  • The Vegan Collection – Belts
  • TIVC (Time IV Change) – Watches
  • Truth Belts
  • Votch – Watches

What do you think?

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6 Comments
  • Dwayne R Robbie
    January 6, 2019

    Vegan Hearts Club is fast rising print on demand clothing company that uses ethically made materials and the most eco-friendly printing processes possible. Our designs are bright, bold, colorful, loud and proud…. just like our Vegan / Animal Rights Activist customers are. You’re not boring, why should your impact message designs be? 🙂

    Dwayne R Robbie
    Founder / Owner
    Vegan Hearts Club (Compassionate Clothing Brand & Ethical Social Club)

  • Kathrin
    October 13, 2018

    Such a handy list! Thanks for putting this together! I’m looking to buy some new vegan boots right now, so I’ll definitely check out the brands on your list. SO helpful! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Virginie Gerber
    January 31, 2018

    Dear Vicky we ship worldwide !

  • Liana
    January 8, 2018

    This is AMAZING! Love having a vegan list to refer to so I don’t have to do all the research! Is there a reason that Bead & Reel didn’t make the list? They advertise vegan and sustainability. Just want to make sure before shopping there!

    Thanks!! 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      January 9, 2018

      Hey Liana! Glad to hear you’re enjoying this list!! =) I love Bead & Reel!! Everything in their shop is indeed 100% VEGAN! The reason I don’t have them listed here is because they’re a retailer, and not necessarily a vegan fashion brand with their own designer products. But you can find some of the vegan fashion brands I listed here in their online shop!!

      • liana
        January 10, 2018

        Oh perfect!
        Thank you so much! 😉

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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