November 24, 2015 2 min read
We ❤ to give the gift of cruelty-free fashion as much as we love to wear it!
With a growing awareness of the increase of pollution, deforestation, global warming, resource depletion, and animal cruelty the holidays offer one of the greatest opportunities to lead by example by giving cruelty-free fashion that is stylish, thought-provoking, and inspiring to everyone on your holiday list!
Shoes and apparel are typical holiday hit-list items. From the conservativewool sweater to all-the-rageleather boots to a new down winter jacket – these so-called “gifts” all have one thing in common: they each support industries that commoditize animals that are cruel, bloody, and infested with violence in ways that could warrant animal-cruelty charges if the victims were dogs or cats. The reality is, many animals literally paid with their lives for those few gifts of luxury.
Thankfully, there are stylish, cruelty-free alternatives! You can still give all-the-rage-boots (like Pammies), you just have to be persistent at reading labels to find alternative products that imitate animal-based fabrics, derived from plant sources, and when possible, upcycled and organic.
A mini but mighty compassion fashion icon at the 2015 Portland VegFest.
For a full look at what NOT to buy, read How to Shop Cruelty-Free Fashion!
With hundreds of fabrics, materials, and textiles making up our everyday clothing and activities (tents we camp in, mattresses we sleep on, sofas we sit on..) reading labels can be overwhelming. We’ve done the legwork for you! With our pocket Cruelty-Free Fabric Guide (free with purchase) featuring some of the most common clothing fabrics and our comprehensive list of vegan and non-vegan fabrics – we’ve got you covered! Literally!
Compassionate Closet Cruelty-Free Fabric Guide free with every purchase.
Read the entire Compassionate Gift Giving: 8 Gift Ideas
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