People who reside in colder climates have a number of obstacles unique to their situation. And, as we know in Australia and the southern hemisphere we’re just about to enter winter.
The biggest hurdle is finding the perfect winter coat: a winning combination of cosy yet stylish. As if that wasn’t tough enough, finding a coat that’s cruelty-free is tricky as well. Luckily, more and more brands worldwide are coming out with vegan essentials. That includes everything from vegan skincare, to food and yes, clothes.
Read on to learn about coat collections that are vegan-friendly for winter warmth:
As you can probably tell by the name, Unreal Fur, is in the business of making vegan coats and jackets that are 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free, and they have a PETA certification to boot. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, they are positioning themselves as a trailblazer in the global fashion movement with their slate of outerwear that are not only ethically sourced and produced, but also boasts sought-after designs. They offer everything from puffer jackets to trench coats, and they have recently dabbled in catering to children.
This Canadian winter-wear brand has wonderful jackets. Their trim is faux fur of the highest quality, the accents are vegan leather and the style includes a range of contrasting colours. Choose from the likes of mid-length army-style jackets with drawstring waists, insulated parkas with faux-fur trim and long coats with multi-pocket details. They even have biker jackets made of vegan leather!
Stella McCartney is a vegetarian designer who has been focused on sustainable and ethical fashion. Her looks are runway-ready, and the brand has begun phasing out fabrics such as silk and wool. The ultimate goal is to be fully vegan, done through creating animal-free alternatives. To date, Stella has come up with impressive fabric dupes “alter-shearling” and “alter-suede” alongside bioengineered silk and “skin-free” leather. Outwear includes oversized coats that are fur-free, a vegan leather biker jacket whose trim is faux-fur and vegan shearling short jackets.
Vegan fashion is quickly becoming more popular worldwide given the growing appreciation of many for sustainable, ethical clothes. It is no longer one of the more difficult searches you’ll ever do to find a winter coat that strikes a balance between cosy, stylish and cruelty free.
Brands to check out include Stella McCartney, Frank and Oak, Noize and Hoodlamb.
Trying to find vegan clothing options that you’d be happy to don? Check out Buy Vegan! We’ve got a comprehensive directory of the best vegan products you can find and buy in Australia.