Is Vegan Fashion Sustainable or Hypocritical?
Despite being fully aware that this can bring PETA and other vegan activists to bark at our door, we decided to stand tall and speak out loud. Afterall, someone must do it and challenge the vegan fashion industry before it contaminates our planet beyond repair.
In the past couple of years veganism has become a new mainstream, spreading faster than Coronavirus. While we can write a thousand-page book on its pros and cons, one thing is certain: vegan sustainable clothing is a lie!
Is vegan clothing environmentally friendly?
The main issue rises from the fabrics used to create vegan clothing pieces, including shoes.
As you know well, vegan fashion has zero tolerance for materials and anything derived from animals. However, this prompts use of alternatives to leather, fur, wool and other animal products.
What are vegan clothes made from?
Furthermore, polyester, PVC, acrylic, nylon, viscose, and other plastic-based fibres, are 100% non biodegradable. On top of that, their chemical cocktails impose a serious risk for the health of humans as well as all animals living on this planet. Oh, and wasn’t veganism supposed to protect the fauna? What good is vegan fashion if it has such a severe impact on nature?
So are vegan clothes good for the environment? Definitely not!
The Oxymoron of Eco Vegan Fashion
There’s no sense in promoting eco vegan fashion as such. At least not for now. Faux leather, unrecyclable vegan shoes, fast vegan fashion trends, toxic dyes and suspicious production practices are as ecological as plastic.
Truth be told, there are sincere efforts to create vegan clothing materials that are also ethical, environmentally-friendly and sustainable. We greet such efforts with approval, and support the innovation to create a real vegan fashion.
“I am a vegan but wear leather. When I die, I want that piece of clothing to die too. And leather is biodegradable.”
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