If you missed my last post
about the ethical and environmental concerns of both animal-derived and vegan leather, stop what you’re doing and read that first. I talked about the two most common vegan leather alternatives- one is made from PVC and one is made from PU (polyurethane), the former being one of the most polluting materials made by man. Unfortunately, PVC has made its way into a lot of vegan fashions, posing a threat to the health of both you and to the environment.
I have rounded up some brands who make vegan products without the use of PVC. Some, like Matt & Nat and Wilby, use PVC in some of their collections but not in others. I’ve made sure to identify which collections are safe.
Jane Black Riding Boots
3-in-1 Editor Boot (this was my biggest and best Fall ’16 purchase)
(Arden Wohl x CDC Rossetti Platform)
Veja, a shoe company focused on transparency, organic materials, and fair-trade sourcing, has a collection of vegan sneakers made from a combination of recycled cotton and wild rubber.
(Lou Fringe Tote)
(“Nikki” Bucket Bag)
Loom, Cork, & Canvas collections- made from PU, cork, and rPET
(Avery Bag from the Loom Collection)
(OHARA bag from Cork Collection)
(Zam Weekender Bag from Canvas Collection)
She, Tome Time, Primrose Hill, and Bailey collections- made from PU and cork leather
(She Vegan Tote)