Often at times I find that my sense of style directly conflicts with my vegan goals. I can’t help but want want want. I think it’s a product of growing up in a society where it’s commonplace, even fashionable, to be materialistic. Our royalty (celebrities) are never seen wearing the same thing and always first have what’s shiny and new. It’s hard not to get sucked in to the desire for more everything. Being vegan is about, among other things, being compassionate and thoughtful, to animals, our planet, our bodies. And buying new things is almost always hard on our planet (pesticides in our cottons for instance), hard on our fellow animals (cashmere, silk…you know where those come from, plus the run off of those pesticides into our waters), and hard on our bodies (ok maybe not our bodies, but certainly on our wallets). That said, I still want new things to wear as they make me feel pretty and stylish and there’s a lot to be said for that too!
So, here are a few things I can indulge in, guilt free:
Novella Royale’s Mister Bag- the leather is sourced from vintage leather jackets so as not to create any waste. How cool is that?!?
Vaute Couture I Do Win Friends With Salad Tee- 100% organic cotton, fair trade, low impact dyes, water based inks.
Organic by John Patrick Yogi Pants- 100% recycled cotton and made in the usa!
Loomstate Rivera Dress- Limited edition, hand dyed with curry and strawberries! I have no words…
Oh and this supercute vintage, navy, pants jumper I saw at Guvnor’s today (Park Slope’s newest vintage shop). Pics of this to come post-purchase!