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By Arwa Lodhi
But what about fashion? It’s actually harder than you’d think to find inspiring vegan fashion blogs. Not because there’s a lack of great vegan brands out there, but because quite often, people seem to give up on their sites! Researching this piece, for example, I found loads of interesting blogs, but then I realised that many of them hadn’t updated their posts for years.
It’s a shame: from vegan accessories to vegan shoes, there are some beautiful products made by designers who promote cruelty-free lifestyles. While we cover these regularly in Eluxe, we do sometimes have vegetarian recipes (with cheese and stuff) and also cover upcycled or recycled leather and eco-friendly silk, which means we can’t be classified as a ‘vegan blog’ ourselves. So, who can you follow out there that’s strictly vegan?
It may not be a huge list, but we found 6 Vegan Fashion Blogs that we definitely think are worthy of your attention. Did we miss one you love? Please tell us in the comments, below.
This is a great place to start if you’re new to vegan living. Offering advice on where to find vegan purses and accessories, as well as skincare and other products, this blog run by the charming Kim Vilyus is useful, informative and promotes eco-friendly vegan lifestyles in creative ways. We love her taste in vegan accessories, and are also pretty keen on her regular giveaways!
Run by a 27-year-old New Yorker named Victoria, the blog “focuses on living the vegan lifestyle in style”. Victoria shares her passion for animal rights with her readers, promotes vegan living and has some great suggestions for stunning vegan shoes. From sophisticated high heels to cute boots, this blog proves that your wardrobe doesn’t have to be limited by your vegan lifestyle.
Long-standing vegan Melanie Pyves, who was featured in Melisser Elliott’s Book ‘The Vegan Girl’s Guide To Life,’ promotes vegan-friendly fashion that is accessible and can be found in any city. The focus of The Streets I Know: Vegan Style is on cruelty-free fashion and the message is clear: choose vegan-friendly fashion to help animals, people and the world.
4. Ethical Code
It may be a bit hard to read (unless you’re Italian, ‘cos that’s the language of this blog), but Ethical Code makes up for that with its gorgeous photography. As an added bonus, since this blog is run by Italians, not only are there loads of bags, shoes and outfits that are ethically made in Italy, most of them are also brands that are probably completely new and exciting to you!
5. Chic Vegan
Beauty, fashion, food – this is a full on lifestyle blog, more like a magazine really. It features interviews, recipes, news and of course, loads of cruelty-free fashion. What you’ll love here is the diversity and the education: there’s a whole lot of interesting stuff to read!
Creator Vicki Ly created Ethical Elephant to be a cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle guide and above all, a voice for animals. She asked herself, “How do we get people to care about animals enough to change their consumer habits?” This blog aims to provide various answers. Ly features vegan fashion and lifestyle tips on a colourful and playful platform.
These 6 are fab, but why aren’t there more? There’s clearly a gap in the market. If you’re into cruelty-free fashion in a big way, why not start your own blog? It’s worth noting that domain endings such as .eco can be picked up here. The internet is awash with fashion bloggers who have found their niche in the world of vegan fashion – you can too!