7 Luxury Vegan Fashion Brands To Have On Your Radar
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7 Luxury Vegan Fashion Brands To Have On Your Radar

Cruelty-free fashion starts here

Fancy a change of pace when it comes to your wardrobe? Try these brands on for size. From Stella McCartney and Save the Duck to Nanushka and Ninety Percent, these are the luxury vegan fashion brands to know now (and wear forever).

What Is Vegan Fashion?

Just like a vegan diet, vegan fashion is clothing and accessories that have been made without using any animal products or by-products – and these days, we’re seeing more brands than ever drop their fur linings, abandon silkworm-derived silks and turn their backs on leather in favour of more animal-friendly alternatives.

The trend is only expected to grow over the years, as highlighted by the founder of vegan silk fashion brand Orchard Moon, Gabrielle Cave, in our guide to vegan fashion: ‘The global vegan women’s fashion industry is estimated to be worth 396.3 billion (US) dollars as of 2019 and is estimated to grow 13.7 per cent every year between 2020 and 2027. There is a growing cultural acceptance that animals are thinking, feeling beings who deserve to be treated with kindness and respect and not simply to be consumed as commodity.’

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Using Vegan Materials?

Growth aside, vegan materials – when done right – can have a very positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. Newer materials like Tencel, for example, are not only cruelty-free but also recycle water and chemicals during manufacturing to minimise waste.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t drawbacks to the vegan label, as Gabrielle explains: ‘Synthetic vegan alternatives for leather and suede, such as PU and PVC, are widely available but they are not necessarily environmentally friendly. PU and PVC materials have been around for many years, but only recently been given the ‘vegan’ moniker in an attempt by fast fashion brands to cash in on a trend and suggest it is more sustainable than it really is. It’s an example of greenwashing, which is pervasive in the industry right now.’

Want to know more about vegan fashion? Read our guide here

Luxury Vegan Fashion Brands To Have On Your Radar

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Stella McCartney

Chances are you’ve already heard of Stella McCartney, the British designer leading the way in sustainable fashion and animal alternatives. McCartney was the first designer to launch vegan collections in the luxury space, showing with her classy, contemporary and at times quirky designs that sustainability can be stylish. In 2021, the designer celebrated being cruelty-free for 20 years, and is currently a pioneer in mushroom-based textiles.


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Orchard Moon

When it comes to vegan loungewear, look no further than Orchard Moon. The London-based brand is committed to creating ethical and cruelty-free clothing, primarily using vegan silks derived from Tencel and lyocell as well as vegan ivory created from corozo to make its engraved buttons. The result? Gorgeous pyjama sets and robes woven together in colourful prints, soft and silky to the touch.


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Ninety Percent

In 2022, British fashion label Ninety Percent made the switch to fully vegan products and collections. The brand is still committed to using natural materials instead of synthetic fibres (you won’t find anything plastic-y or oil-derived here), and is currently investing in the creation four innovative ‘fancy yarns’ designed to take the place of wool in its collections. You can read more about Ninety Percent’s journey to becoming a vegan fashion brand here.


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This Budapest-based fashion house is known for its exceptional detail and attention to craftsmanship, with emphasis on garments that are as functional as they are beautiful. The brand has used leather alternatives since its founding in 2005, and over the years has continued to develop vegan leather textiles that are both cruelty-free and kind to the planet. In 2022, Nanushka launched a new vegan leather alternative, Okobor, which is made from 56 percent recycled polyester and 44 percent polyurethane using a dry method that requires 80 per cent less water compared to wet processing methods and avoids the harmful chemicals used in the tanning process.


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The first French label to offer fake fur, LaSeine&Moi is something of a legend when it comes to vegan fashion. The brand unveiled its first vegan collection in 2015, and just two years later it was given the stamp of approval by PETA who gave it the title of best vegan brand for faux fur. LaSeine&Moi is now synonymous with luxe faux fur coats in beautiful cuts and colours; perfect for a wintery walk in the city…


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Save the Duck

Save the Duck is the first ever Italian fashion brand to receive B Corp certification, a seal of approval awarded by B Lab that means that the brand meets high standards of social and environmental performance. The brand, which specialises in winter outerwear and active gear, is committed to being cruelty-free and has previously created collections using recycled plastics and recycled polyester. Fun fact: in 2019, Save The Duck set a world record for having completed the first entirely animal free ascent of Everest in the history of mountaineering.


Benedetti Life

Italian slow fashion label Benedetti Life uses non-toxic, natural and vegan materials to craft its collections. Some of the textiles favoured by the brand include pineapple leather, bamboo, organic cotton and plant-based silks, which come together to create fantastically colourful garments decorated in textured prints. In 2018, Benedetti Life was awarded The Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury, a title awarded to luxury brands that meet the highest standards of innovation, social and environmental performance.


Featured image: Orchard Moon