5 Committed Suppliers Of Vegan Fashion And Beauty Items
It's important for many vegans that everything in their lives be cruelty-free and ethically produced, not just the food on their plate. Luckily, there are plenty of clothing and body care lines that sell items which are not only elegant and functional, but also made without animal-derived materials. This list, in no particular order, compiles several brands making stylish plant-based fashion and beauty goods.
The #1 entry is Angela Roi, a New York-based ethical luxury handbag brand. The company chooses animal-friendly materials for its production and is certified by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It also believes in fair labor standards, making sure artisans earn a living wage and work under safe and comfortable conditions.
The company's line of handbags includes totes, crossbodies, satchels, and more. Buyers can purchase different straps for their bags, in colors such as ivory, olive, and mud gray. Angela Roi purses are available at various boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, including MooShoes and Amour Vert.
Coming in at #2, we have Vegetaryn, a clothing and accessories line produced in Los Angeles. Founded by Taryn Rasgon, the company sells t-shirts designed to let vegans proudly announce their lifestyle choice, as well as jewelry pieces like cuffs, earrings, and chokers.
Vegetaryn donates some of its proceeds to organizations like Kindred Spirits Care Farm, Mercy For Animals, PETA, and Rancho Relaxo. It has an ambassador program, through which fans of the company can promote its items for exclusive discounts, special prizes, and cash.
Next up, at #3, we have Beauty Kitchen, a company based in the United Kingdom, making natural skincare goods and makeup for people who want to make more sustainable choices. Its "Return, Refill, Repeat" program allows customers to send their packaging back when empty, so the company can wash and reuse it for the next batch. In addition, 95% of Beauty Kitchen's offerings are registered with the vegan society.
Beauty Kitchen is Leaping Bunny Certified and, therefore, a cruelty-free brand. Items for sale include sleep masks, vegan body washes, shampoos, and conditioners. Sustainable haircare styling kits are also available, offering prewash, nourishing oil, and volumising dry shampoo.
At #4, we have Sydney Brown Shoes, a luxury footwear and handbags label. The company believes that fashion items can be produced in an environmentally-friendly way; for instance, its shoes' insoles are made with recycled post-waste fiber.
Everything Sydney Brown sells is vegan; its shoes are made with non-animal fat glues developed in-house by adhesive chemists, and the lining in its bags is made from recycled plastic bottles. The company has been featured in a number of press outlets, such as Forbes, Vogue Italia, and Fast Company.
Rounding out our list at #5 is Myroo Skincare, located in Harrogate, England. All of its items are 100% plant-based and free from nuts, gluten, and dairy. The company was founded by Rachael Dunseath, who has personal experience with allergies and sensitive skin.
Myroo's skincare line includes cleansers, superfood balms, body oils, and lip moisturizers. The brand also has accessories like gua sha facial massage tools and cotton muslin face cloths. The company offers a fragrance-free version of everything it sells for those sensitive to strong scents.