Vegan clothing brands you need to know
Price: Â£ 15 | Koula
Groundtruth is a British brand pioneering new ways of recycling plastic into sustainable fibers. Its products use 100% recycled PET, removing plastic waste from landfills and oceans, and a commitment to sustainable innovation is at the heart of the brand. Groundtruth products come with a 15 year warranty and the assurance that they are 100% carbon neutral from design to shipment.
Wired choice: This water-repellent and tear-resistant RIKR camera bag has a padded interior and recycled PET fleece lining, ideal for adventurous photographers.
Price: Â£ 69 | fundamental truth
Finisterre is a sustainable brand founded by surfers in Cornwall, with a special focus on durability and longevity. Although this brand is not 100% vegan (it uses wool in some products), it is one of the UK’s leading sustainable brands and has plenty of vegan-friendly products available. Finisterre takes seriously its commitment to circular fashion, using recycled, recyclable and natural biodegradable fibers, and offers repairs and the ability to exchange old products for store credit through its well-established Lived & Loved program.
Wired choice: Finisterre has teamed up with seasoned boot maker Palladium to create the ultimate lightweight, weather-resistant walking boots, using recycled and vegan-friendly materials.
Price: Â£ 125 | Finisterre
While not all SAYE sneakers are vegan, you will find an innovative range of bio-based vegan options. With the help of companies like Desserto Mexico and Fruitleather Rotterdam who are creating sustainable leather alternatives from organic cactus and fruit waste, SAYE’s vegan sneakers are several steps ahead of plastic options and give the animal leather good value for money.
Wired choice: These Modelo ’89 mango leather sneakers look pretty good to eat (not that you’d want to do that).
Price: From Â£ 110 | SAY
The life of flamingos
If you’re looking for an all-vegan sneaker brand, Flamingos Life should be on your radar. He doesn’t like animal leathers, preferring to use scraps of corn and bamboo for all his shoes.
Wired choice: Hitting us hard with a dose of ’90s nostalgia, these laces combine style, comfort and durability. Every purchase also helps bring water to remote areas of Uganda.
Price: Â£ 123 | The life of flamingos
You probably associate TOMS shoes with the classic slip-on alpargata or espadrille style made infamous by obnoxious gap year students around the world. Nowadays, it has some good vegan shoe options in different styles that you will hardly recognize as TOMS.
WIRED choice: These stylish and versatile wedge heel dress sandals feature a textile upper and soles made from plant-based and recycled materials.
Price: Â£ 75 | TOM
Patagonia, of course, is renowned for its practical, high-quality clothing that stands the test of time and adventure. 68% of its latest product line is said to have been made from recycled materials, and it also has a wide range of vegan products (although Patagonia uses virgin wool, recycled wool, and recycled cashmere, so look for products specifically labeled as vegan-friendly). Its repair and reuse project, as well as a guarantee of replacement or repair of products that are not up to par, demonstrate the brand’s commitment to reducing clothing waste.
Wired choice: This fleece is made from 100% recycled polyester, dyed using a special low impact dyeing process designed to save water and energy, and sewn under certified fair trade conditions.
Price: Â£ 100 | Patagonia
With a particular focus on ensuring fair and safe working conditions for all members of its supply chain, Organic Basics selects the materials it uses based on its environmental impact and sustainability. Purists should be aware that some products use recycled wool and recycled cashmere, but Organic Basics also offers a wide range of products made from the biodegradable and vegan miracle fiber, TENCEL â¢ (responsibly sourced wood pulp made into a, biodegradable fabric in a closed loop process with a non-toxic organic solvent).