How to Shop for Animal-Friendly Fashion
There’s nothing worse than getting a haul of clothes just to discover that one of the coats you bought was made with wool, rabbit hair, or even fur! That’s right—many stores are still selling sweaters, bags, and other items made with animal derived-materials. 🤮
Luckily, there are more cruelty-free options out there than ever before. Shopping for vegan clothing, shoes, and accessories is easy. Check out this guide to help you find animal-friendly clothes and avoid buying hair and skin.
Always Read The Label
Before you buy anything, check the label. If you’re shopping online, you can look in the item description to see if there’s a list of the materials used.
For Sweaters and Other Tops
Cop: acrylic, bamboo, cotton, cotton flannel, hemp, linen, modal, polyester, polyester fleece, rayon, and viscose
Drop: alpaca, angora wool, cashmere, mohair, pashmina, silk, and wool
For Coats and Jackets
Cop: denim, down alternative, faux fur, hemp, Polartec, polyester fleece, PrimaLoft, synthetic down, Thermolite, Thinsulate, waxed canvas, and Wind Pro
Drop: down, fleece, fur, fur trim, shearling, and wool
Cop: all synthetic materials, cork, “fake snake,” faux leather, faux suede, human-made materials, microfiber, microsuede, “mock croc,” mushroom leather, paper leather, pineapple leather, polyurethane, Ultrasuede, and waxed canvas
Drop: alligator skin, kangaroo skin, leather, snakeskin, and suede 🤢
For Bags and Wallets
Cop: all synthetic materials, biofabricated leather, cork, “fake snake,” faux leather, faux suede, human-made materials, microfiber, microsuede, “mock croc,” mushroom leather, paper leather, pineapple leather, polyurethane, Ultrasuede, and waxed canvas
Drop: alligator skin, kangaroo skin, leather, snakeskin, and suede
If you’re shopping in stores, ask an employee if the item is vegan. If that person can’t give you an answer, look it up online. Still not sure? Just shoot us an e-mail, and we’ll help you out!
Let peta2 Be Your Personal Shopper
We ♥ animals and fashion as much as you do, so it’s no surprise that we have an entire section dedicated to animal-friendly fashion. Check it out to keep up with the hottest (and most compassionate) trends!
Follow our super-simple tips to make sure your wardrobe is as fashionable and compassionate as you are. And check out our fave vegan shoes.