There is no morally coherent difference between fur and other animal clothing, such as leather, wool, etc., just as there is no morally coherent distinction between meat and milk or eggs.

—Gary L. Francione

Vegan Clothing Links

Cynthia King Vegan Ballet Slippers

Unicorn Goods

Men's and women's shoes, clothing, accessories, as well as food items, vitamins, home goods and more.

Nice Shoes

All vegan store for clothing, accessories, beauty, as well as home goods and curated collections.

Okabashi

Vegan and environmentally-friendly sandals and simple shoes.

MooShoes

Shoes, jackets, belts, bags, wallets, etc for men and women.

Vegan Store UK

Shoes for men and women, and all things vegan.

Alternative Outfitters

Shoes and accessories for men and women.

Vegan Chic

Shoes and accessories for women, men and kids.

Muso Koroni

Men's and Women's Clothes, shoes, accessories, products.

Noah

Italian vegan shoes for men and women.

Vegetarian Shoes

(All vegan, despite the name) Shoes, clothes, accessories and products. (UK international orders.)

Cow Jones Industrials

Vegan Boutique for Women (shoes, clothing, products).

Cri de Coeur

Couture women’s shoes and basics.

Olsen Haus

Couture women’s (children’s and some men’s) footware.

Veganwares

Shoes for women and men.

Freerangers

Vegan shoes, belt, and accessories for women and men.

BBoheme

Quality shoes and accessories for men and women.

Ethicalwares

Shoes for men and women.

Melissa

Recycled plastic designer shoes.

Cynthia King Ballet Slippers

Vegan, eco-friendly, high quality ballet slippers. Comes in three colors.

Women Only

Neuaura Shoes

Shoes for Women

Roni Kantor

Vintage style shoes, clothing and accessories for women. International customers place order inquiries here

Beyond Skin

Women's Shoes

Cri de Coeur

Women’s shoes and basics.

Lookie Lou

Women's apparel and accessories

Love is Mighty

Women's Shoes

Charmone

Women's Shoes

Novacas

Women's Shoes

Create&Case

Cases, bags, wallets with a focus on supporting local artists.

Men

No harm

All mens shoe collection.

Brave Gentleman

Mens shoes, clothes, ties, cologne and more.

Good Guys

French brand of stylish shoes for men.

Create&Case

Cases, bags, wallets with a focus on supporting local artists.

Novacas

All mens shoe collection.

Coats

Alternative Outfitters

Coats for women and men.

Vegan Store

Special section for winter gear including a peacoat and pleather jacket.

MooShoes

Offering jackets, shirts, sweatshirts and outerwear.

Muso Koroni

Features a winterwear category for men and women.

Vaute Couture

Coats for men and women.

Bags

Matt and Nat

Wide selection of stylish bags

Susan Nichole

Designer of vegan bags that are both affordable and fashionable.

Gunas

Luxury designer bags for men and women.

Never Leather Land

Messenger bags and some clothing for men and women.

Miscellaneous

Couch Guitar Straps

An all-vegan line of guitar straps with a wide selection of styles.

Vintage Style Women's Shoes

One of our favorite vegan shoe designers. Roni Kantor's shoe line is adorable and stylish.

Laptop Case

Minka bag From Matt and Natt.

Weightlifting Gloves

Special vegan heavy duty workout gloves from NewGrip

Dance Shoes

Stylish dancing shoes for men and women.

Cynthia King Ballet Slippers

Beautiful ballet shoes with materials that are soft yet made to perform.

Birkenstocks

Identical to the classic Birkenstock shoe style, EthicalWares offers a decent selection of this simple sandal shoe.

What do Vegans Wear?

The selection of items and analogues available for vegan to wear is so wide, it's simply impossible to tell someone is a vegan by looking at their belt, shoes, or coat.

Some vegans will shop at specialty all-vegan stores while others order online. Either way, vegan clothing, shoes, and accessories are actually affordable and stylish. Like shopping for anything else, it's all about finding good deals.


What's Wrong with Wool?

The reason for avoiding leather is probably more obvious than avoiding wool. However, while the practice of taking wool off a sheep does not immediately require killing, sheep are still property. This means they are bred and enslaved to be products for humans. Often they are bred genetically to grow so much skin (and therefore wool) they form folds in which insects lay eggs. Producers must then cut off these folds in a process called "mulesing." After their "productivity" declines, they are sent to slaughter.

More on wool production


Leather

Leather isn't merely a "by-product" of the beef industry. In fact, most leather doesn't even come from the same type of cow used for beef.

Even if this were the case, it's important, again, to think of what we do to animals not in terms of "inflicting suffering," but their property status. If an animal is killed to create two different products, what sense does it make to say one product is a by-product while the other is the real thing? Animals are killed because their dead bodies can be sold in the form of various products.

Recycled/Secondhand

Is it vegan to buy products second-hand which contain leather or wool? After all, since they already exist, one is not causing additional suffering. It's important, again, not to think of this purely as an issue of "inflicting suffering." If you have seen the video of Herbie on the Why page, acting much like a puppy, ask yourself why a vegan would even want to wear that being's body regardless of the economic effect it has?

Being vegan means acknowledging the notion that animals are not lifeless objects which are on the planet for all of us humans to use.

So regardless of the amount of suffering you may not be causing to an animal, is it in line with your own beliefs to wear the body parts of murdered animals?

I'm vegan because I believe all animals are members of the moral community, and I reject violence against them by not using any animal products.

—Elizabeth Collins

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