This list of ethical vegan fashion items and accessories from forward-thinking brands serve as inspiration for your new year
Casto Parka: Vaute is spelled like “haute” but with a “v” for “vegan” and pronounced like “vote,” because it’s what we’re doing every time that we reach for our wallets. Be sure to take advantage: The brand’s cozy vegan wool sweaters and super-warm down-alternative or vegan moleskin jackets are made with 100 percent recycled fibers that make it easy to do and look good.
Piñatex Watch: This watch company is dedicated to a minimalist aesthetic and to minimizing the suffering of animals for fashion. Its latest straps are constructed with pineapple leather, a biodegradable byproduct from the pineapple harvest that provides farmers with additional income. Sustainable fashion win!
Modern Professional Soft Structured Briefcase: Doshi offers a selection of high-quality vegan leather handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts and accessories. Get ready, because vegan shoes are next.
Navy Washed Denim Women’s Del Rey Sneakers: If there’s anything that we love more than a good sneaker, it’s a comfy denim one made with all-vegan materials. Take note, Allbirds!
Titties Coin Wallet: 2017 was a huge year for women’s power and liberation. Celebrate being on the front lines of the cause with this cheeky vegan leather coin wallet.
Hymnal Watch: This vegan watch brand based in Barcelona, Spain, just won the PETA U.K. Menswear Vegan Fashion Award for Best Watches. Its vegan leather, wool-free tweed strap and super-chic face make it clear that it’s time to jump on the cruelty-free product bandwagon.
Technik-Leather Clutch: While not a 100 percent vegan company, von Holzhausen aims to phase animal hides out of its collection over the coming months and fully invest in its Technik-Leather—a supple stain- and scratch-resistant vegan material made in Italy and discovered through the founder’s work in the car industry. The company’s clutch is great for day-to-night ensembles.
Wack White Microfiber Sneakers: Calling all good guys! From boots, sandals, and handbags to sneakers, tees, and pins, this brand does it all—and with a lot of heart—from its Paris headquarters. It also takes sustainability just as seriously as ethics and is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certified.
Madeline Mini Bucket Bag: The bag, which has a classic silhouette and is made with premium vegan leather, is sold at several Bloomingdale’s locations across the country, proving that vegan is the new luxury. Angela and Roi, a husband-and-wife duo, launched the brand in 2013, inspired by their love for animals and fashion.
Doe Parka: Founders James Yurichuk (a professional linebacker in the Canadian Football League) and Anthony DeBartolo met in 1992 while playing hockey in Ontario, Canada. As their friendship grew, so did the idea for a premium, ethics-oriented outerwear company that keeps its customers warm, inside and out.