Vegan shoes like vegan clothing means wearing clothing that does not contain any component of animal origin. To know if a pair of shoes is vegan, you have to find out about the materials of the latter. Avoid leather, silk, wool, down and fur. Dressing Vegan is a commitment not only to animals, but also to the environment. It is a mode of responsible consumption and concerned about the world around us.
Several materials can constitute vegan shoes , we find organic cotton, recycled plastic, seaweed, cork, pineapple leather and other materials. More and more brands are deciding to produce vegan clothing and shoes. We notice a general awareness: we are now looking for quality products that respect the environment and animal life. Admit it's pretty cool, right?
Vegan shoes for whom?
Many people think that dressing vegan is reserved exclusively for people with a 100% vegan lifestyle (from food to clothing). In reality, choosing to wear vegan clothes or not is a decision that belongs to everyone. Starting by being concerned about the environment and the animal cause are already very good starting points for starting your vegan wardrobe!
More precisely, it means consuming in a more responsible way and thus encouraging businesses that have decided to produce in this way. A majority of French people (70%) are ready to change their consumption for more responsible products and already 21% of French people have bought at least one piece of clothing from ethical or responsible fashion. One last statistic: 70% believe that a higher price is justified for a quality purchase. These data confirm that the French are ready to change their consumption habits for a good cause! Good news, no?
Vegan and ethical shoes as an alternative to fast fashion:
As a reminder, the fast fashion industry (or Fast Fashion) is an industry based on the rapid renewal of clothes. New trends? We see them appearing every day, and to be more and more competitive, some brands offer new collections several times a month at very affordable prices. These brands, which produce on a large scale, encourage over-consumption. The accelerated renewal of collections is put in place to create a sense of urgency among consumers who, implicitly, are pushed to make compulsive purchases.
The role of Slow Fashion
This is where the Slow Fashion industry comes into play and all its importance!
The Slow Fashion industry resumes a seasonal production model by producing collections that respect the seasons. Most of these brands, in the fashion industry, use ecological materials to make their shoes or clothes. The final objective is therefore to limit the over-production generated by the textile industry!
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Slow fashion is also a mode of consumption that respects nature & animals, which is why several brands offer vegan ranges. In summary, slow fashion brings together several brands that offer timeless and durable product lines.
The principle of the slow fashion industry is to avoid overproduction. Every year thousands of garments are produced, unsold and thrown away because the textile industry produces more than it can sell. Slow fashion, on the other hand, produces in a responsible way and wants to differentiate itself in the way it manufactures its clothes.
Of course the big brands that represent fast fashion remain essential for many people. But some of these brands have also decided to set up alternatives to their ephemeral collections. They offer ranges of products that come from fair trade and use materials that are part of the circuit of sustainable development.
Certainly, for some of these brands, it remains a collection among many others. Nevertheless, these efforts prove the general awareness among the major brands, which are gradually beginning to review their production strategy for a fairer economy. The slow fashion industry is gaining momentum and it is ready to bring about a change in our consumption habits for a more positive impact on the environment.
The future of vegan and ethical footwear
As we have seen, we are becoming more and more aware of the impact that our mode of consumption can have, whether on the environment, the social aspect or animal life.
Everything suggests that the textile and footwear industry will have to adapt to these new needs: choose more responsible materials without animal components. The future therefore promises to be a return to less massive production which will allow, in the best case scenario, to have a single collection for each season in order to limit overproduction and negative aspects!