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Vegan Clothing: What to Avoid

Vegan shoes, vegan clothing, and vegan accessories are easier to find than ever before - and they're more fashionable too! Here’s what you need to watch out for if your wardrobe is going animal-friendly.

Coats & Jackets

What to avoid: wool, fleece, down, fur, fur trim

Vegan alternatives: cotton, nylon, polyester, faux fur, sythetic down, PrimaLoft, Thinsulate, Gore-Tex, Thermolite

Jumpers

What to avoid: wool, angora, pashmina, cashmere, shearling, camel hair, mohair, silk, alpaca

Vegan alternatives: cotton, linen, polyester fleece, acrylic, cotton flannel, synthetic fabrics

Trousers

What to avoid: wool, silk,

Vegan alternatives: denim, cotton, twill, polyester, linen, microfibres, nylon, acrylic, polyester, rayon

Shoes

What to avoid: leather, suede, alligator skin, snakeskin, kangaroo skin

Vegan alternatives: faux leather, synthetic materials. cotton, canvas

Wallets & Purses

What to avoid: leather, suede, snakeskin

Vegan alternatives: man-made leather, pleather, synthetic materials

Shopping Tips

When shopping for vegan clothing, always read the labels. On shoes, you'll find the materials printed inside the heel or under the tongue. On clothing, look inside the neck or waist of the item. Another indicator of vegan-friendly clothing is the price; always check the price, it is often a fraction of the price of real animal products, win-win!

Where to Shop Vegan in Swindon

The high-street has so many vegan fashion pieces from retailers such as H&M, John Lewis, Topshop/Topman, Newlook and many more. Although these companies aren't 100% vegan, they do sell many vegan products. If online shopping is more of your thing, here is where you can find some great vegan pieces:

  • Asos
  • Thought
  • Beyond Skin
  • People Tree
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