No matter what's different from what we attribute to it, vegan clothing can be seen as 'exclusive clothing for vegans', but this would be the worst way to interpret it. The vegan clothing is not born with the sole purpose of conquering the niche of the Vegan Friendly people, but it is a movement able to stop all the injustices that human makes towards different animal species.
Today we speak of 5 valid reasons why even being omnivorous, we must carefully evaluate the hypothesis of not buying more clothing made from animal-based fabrics. Who of us does not love animals? The vegan clothing is suitable for anyone who has a minimum respect for them, but not only, it is also a sustainable and socially ethical choice.
Stop unnecessary animal torture
Intensive cruelty farms and employees forced to become cold-blooded murderers. We can blame those who work for these companies, but we are sure that most of them would change jobs, if they had the chance.
Intensive livestock farms are worse than slaughterhouses, a hell for animals forced to live their short lives in tight, mistreated spaces, and when "lucky" brutally killed.
All this only to satisfy our demand for natural fabrics of animal origin: leathers, feathers, silks and furs are the worst ever.
We do not believe that the world is ready to give up the pleasures of meat, but those who continue to buy clothing in fabrics of animal origin could do without it. Simply avoiding them, or even better choosing to buy from sustainable fashion brands with Animal Free, Peta, LAV, VeganOK or The Vegan society certifications.
It is fundamental to understand that we can buy products in artificial, synthetic, or natural materials of plant origin, thus avoiding those of animal origin. These fibers are so advanced that they have nothing to envy to tissues of animal origin. Even if you do not want to follow a 100% vegan lifestyle, it would still be a huge contribution to all living things.
Veganism is synonymous with eco-sustainability
We often think of the link between the words "vegan" and « eco-sustainable" and the more we think about it, the more we are convinced that these two things go in the same direction. Fashion companies that produce vegan clothing are always at the forefront in terms of environmental footprint: they use ecological processes and energy resources from renewable sources.
Our land is increasingly polluted and foul-smelling. We can say with certainty that we are not well placed! One of the main causes is the intensive breeding of animals, which release huge amounts of Greenhouse Gas into the air.
Living an eco-sustainable life, even if our government does not encourage it as it should, must be one of our main objectives. Passing on to future generations additional values, beyond those that our parents have handed down to us, since 50 years ago these environmental problems were not as evident as they are today.
We all have a duty not to turn our backs, to be aware of what is happening on the planet is fundamental, just as it is to discover companies that respect the environment and how to recognize ecological products simply by looking at the label.
Vegan is usually eco-friendly, choosing products with certifications for vegan is also meaning protecting the planet.
Let's try the best ecological fabrics
Many vegan-certified fashion brands create clothing collections or fashion products using environmentally friendly, fabrics. Unfortunately we are used to seeing the usual fabrics in clothing stores, but we assure you that the list is very long: there are more than 20 eco-sustainable fabrics on the market.
Excluding natural fabrics of animal origin such as wool, silk, leather, feathers. We can buy vegan clothing made of natural textile fibers of vegetable origin: cotton, linen, hemp, ramia, juta.
The artificial fabrics are made by human starting from a natural raw material and thanks to science they can improve the already known properties of natural fabrics. Unique performance for fabrics such as: lyocell, bamboo, vegetable silk, corn.
Vegan clothing with synthetic fabrics? Yes, as long as it is a certified fabric with low environmental impact, and usually these are made thanks to the recycling of resources. Not that there is an infinity, but something is moving in this direction: newlife, recycled microfiber, econyl.
Stimulate the development of new fabrics
To renounce to tissues of animal origin pushes science to new challenges. Let's take a practical example by taking one of the main characteristics of wool: thermoregulation (ability to keep warm in winter and cool in summer).
Our city is very cold during the winter and for our clothes in contact with the skin we should choose suitable fabrics to protect us from the cold. Now, let’s suppose we have to spend most of the day outside with temperatures well below zero, a job that involves large physical movements would allow us to stay warm, but what about a static job?
Science, is revolutionizing textile fibers and one day, much earlier than we think, could create an even more thermoregulating wool of wool, a fiber that would allow us to wear only one piece of clothing even with temperatures below of 0.
Save Humanity from Itself
The textile industry is the second most harmful in the world in terms of environmental pollution, but not only because it contributes to the death of millions of animals and thousands of human beings every year. Social exploitation, child labor, are just a couple of negative aspects of fast fashion.
Sustainable fashion brands use environmentally friendly processes and materials with low environmental impact, this means that they have abandoned the classic chemical agents harmful to the environment, to animals, and to human beings.
Imagine who is forced to work and breathe these substances daily, but also those who, like us, wear garments full of these substances on a daily basis and for a lifetime. Without forgetting that these are often discharged into the sea, air and rivers.
Non-certified companies are completely out of control, pollute the environment and consequently create serious damage to our fragile ecosystem. The damages caused by the textile industry are incalculable, it is really impossible not to reflect on the fact that these damages will fall heavily on us.
It is unthinkable to wait for politics to find "smart" solutions when we are the solution to the problem: we are aware, we know the facts, we have the necessary information thanks to social networks and Google. We just have to make the right choices when we buy a product, we should not buy anymore based on price, but be more careful in looking at the eco-friendly and animal free labels.
Action makes the difference, intention is no longer enough !
Anyone who wants to save the planet but has no idea how to act ? Start with small steps by renouncing animal origin ‘ materials