Vegan fashion news and archive
Vegan leather becomes increasingly popular in the UK
British charity The Vegan Society has released a new report, dubbed “The Rise of Vegan Fashion”, which highlights the growing importance of leather alternatives in the fashion industry. Our main take away from it? Over 70 per cent of the 1,000 customers surveyed say they would be ready to spend more money on plant-based leathers over...
20 Sep 2021
Online marketplace Immaculate Vegan completes first investment round
Online premium marketplace Immaculate Vegan Ltd has completed its first investment round, securing 400,000 pounds to help it drive future growth. Launched in 2019, Immaculate Vegan sells only 100 percent vegan fashion, beauty and lifestyle products from over 100 brands including Gunas New York, Collection And Co, Nina Rein, Taiyo and Gentleberg....
21 Jul 2021
Allbirds invests in material innovation firm, reveals ‘Plant Leather’
Sustainable footwear and apparel brand Allbirds has added a new 100 percent natural plant-based leather alternative to its line-up of open-source eco-materials. The San Francisco-based company said Thursday it has invested 2 million dollars in material innovation firm Natural Fiber Welding and its Mirum technology to create the new product,...
25 Feb 2021
Yatay x NO MORE PLASTIC: First 100% Bio-Based Shoe With HELENA CHRISTENSEN
--Vegan sneaker brand announces partnership with non-profit foundation, supported by global ambassadors -- 28th October 2020, Milan - Milanese sustainable shoe brand Yatay has teamed up with No More Plastic to offer a dynamic spin on their classic Irori style. Produced 100% free of traditional plastic and relying entirely on innovative bio-based...
28 Oct 2020
Vegan brand Apparis raises 3 million dollars to fund expansion
New York-based Vegan fashion brand Apparis has announced the closing of a 3 million dollar seed round. The brand, which is known for its bold and colorful faux fur coats, said the money would help it establish “a strong digital direct-to-consumer strategy and to continue to aggressively grow the business in the US and internationally”. The...
25 Aug 2020
Air and Grace launches its first ever Vegan Collection
British footwear brand Air and Grace is launching its first-ever Vegan collection this autumn. The line, approved by PETA, is described by the brand as “long-awaited” and will be made entirely from animal-free materials and features five different designs of trainer in Air and Grace’s ‘Cru' and ‘Alto’ styles, available in a range of prints and...
28 Jul 2020
Primark is first fashion firm to get vegan certification from TÜV Rheinland Group
Primark has become the first company in the world to receive vegan certification for fashion products by independent inspection firm TÜV Rheinland. The Irish fast-fashion giant was awarded the certification for its clothing, shoes and carrier bags. TÜV Rheinland Vegan Certification is tested and inspected by an independent third party and is...
11 Mar 2020
Vegan fashion continues to gain momentum
As the vegan trend continues to grow both inside and outside of the fashion industry, an increasing number of brands and retailers are jumping aboard the movement and cutting down on the use of animals in their products to meet ever-growing consumer demand. Following Veganuary in January - a month promoting the use of animal-free products -...
2 Mar 2020
Video: "Vegan fashion is the future"
Nylon talks to fashion designers who participated in the first Vegan Fashion Week about their work and making the industry more sustainable. A word from Nicole Blue, founder of WastedLA, Matea Benedetti, founder of Benedetti Life and Crhis Allen, founder of Mistohn. Video source: Vegan Fashion Is The Future, owned by NYLON, via Youtube.
11 Feb 2020
Swiss brand Qwstion launches first fully vegan product range
Zurich-based sustainable fashion brand Qwstion has launched its first fully vegan product range: The Vegan Driftwood Edition. The Swiss backpack specialist has redesigned four of its most popular styles to create the range, including the Office Pack, the Day Pack, the Small Tote and the Halfday Tote. Each style in the Vegan Driftwood Edition is...
28 Nov 2019
Vegan cactus leather from Mexico: new favorite for luxury at Lineapelle Milan
CDMX - With the purpose of creating an alternative to animal leather, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, both hailing from Mexico, developed vegan leather made with nopal (a cactus), which they successfully showcased in the last edition of the International Leather Fair Lineapelle 2019, which took place in October in Milan, Italy. The...
1 Nov 2019
Is the 'vegan leather' label misleading consumers?
In its judgment of 10th September 2019, the German district court in Hanover decided that it is not misleading to consumers when handbag manufacturers label vegan products with the terms ‘vegan leather’ or ‘apple leather’. Does that make sense? A contradiction in terms: vegan leather Everybody is familiar with terms like ‘vegan sausage’, ‘soy...
28 Oct 2019