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How Pleather Went From Woe To Wow

Not so long ago, synthetic leather had a bad rap. It was shiny, sweaty and squeaky –basically what you’d buy if you couldn’t afford the real thing. How things have changed. What was once variously labelled as imitation, artificial, faux or fake, pleather now has a new moniker – vegan leather. And with that comes […]

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Interview: Sans Beast Creator Cathryn Wills

Cathryn Wills has been working in the Australian fashion biz for nearly 30 years – more than a decade of that in the world of leather handbags. Her 100 per cent vegan brand Sans Beast launched in March 2018. When I finished school, I worked in an office, before Benetton beckoned. I loved the materials, […]

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25 Ways We Can All Fight Climate Change (Even If Your Name’s Not Greta)

The power of one person to create change is a mighty thing. Just look at Greta Thunberg and her ability to galvanise a global movement. The climate strikes have been incredible; hundreds of thousands of people from at least 98 countries, gathering to demand more from our leaders. And while more does need to be […]

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Vegan Fashion Week LA Is Back & We’re Going!

It’s back! Vegan Fashion Week, Los Angeles. 10th – 15th October 2019. Given the global success and media storm created when it debuted in February this year, we’re not surprised. Having worked at Vogue and ELLE many years ago, if someone told me a fashion week built around veganism would grace their pages, I wouldn’t […]

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Run Don’t Walk With VEJA Vegan Trainers

What do Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, Kendal Jenner and Katie Holmes have in common? VEJA sneakers, that’s what! Veja has always been known as an environmentally-friendly fashion brand, but now it’s moving from the style runway and onto the actual running track, with the launch of its world first post-petroleum running shoe, The Condor. The […]

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Five Key Trends For Spring Summer

The runways are great for top-line inspiration and influence what happens in high street fashion. So what are the ethical It Girls wearing this season? Here’s what you need to know. 1. Animal prints Pile on the prints, the more the merrier! This season, street style stars are letting their animal instincts take over with […]

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Stepping Up! New Aussie Footwear Brand Launches Vegan Sneakers

Have you heard of No Saints? You have now. The new vegan footwear brand is the brainchild of Caroline Breure, who’s on a mission to drive the shift towards a cruelty free world and make leather obsolete in the process. After going vegan, Caroline found that there wasn’t enough stylish and high quality vegan footwear […]

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Wear It Kind

Followers Of Fashion Are Asked To ‘Wear It Kind’

Animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS is calling on people to pledge to Wear It Kind, to encourage kindness and to show to the world that people want to see an animal-friendly fashion future. A recent opinion poll revealed that the key areas of concern for fashion shoppers are fur, exotic leathers (such as crocodiles and […]

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Why Big Brands Are Ditching Cashmere

When Aussie brands One Teaspoon and Australian Fashion Labels (Finders Keepers, C/MEO Collective, Keepsake, The Fifth Label, Jaggar) announced they were stopping their use of cashmere last week, they put cashmere back under the vegan spotlight. Cashmere has had its fair share of publicity this year. Back in January, online retail juggernaut ASOS announced it […]

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Meet The Bag That Gives Back

Fashion fact: you can never have too many bags: they’re a great way to add personality; they bring new life to an old outfit; and they’re handy for putting stuff in. So when a new Australian vegan brand launches a range of cruelty free bags, it’s worth taking notice. Utoppii began when founder Trixie decided […]

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Vegan Fashion Museum

Vegan Fashion Museum Opens In LA

Step aside Heather Locklear, Melrose Place has a new hero. The first vegan fashion museum has opened on Melrose Place, in the centre of Los Angeles. The intimate space opened in June for the purpose of promoting vegan fashion. It’s the brainchild of animal rights activist Jonathan Ohayon, who kick-started the FAKE (Fashion for Animal Kingdom […]

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Stylish Vegan Shoes For Every Occasion

As we’re now in the coldest month of the year, having stylish vegan shoes is so important. We’ve found the perfect brand to keep you feeling warm inside and out. Zette shoes is a cruelty-free, ethically-made vegan footwear brand with a new 2019 winter collection out now. Their shoes are handmade in Spain using quality, […]

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Canadian Singing Sensation Grimes Fronts New Stella McCartney Campaign

Acclaimed fashion designer Stella McCartney has teamed up with global sporting goods leader Adidas on an autumn/winter 2019 collection that combines innovative eco-tech with iconic design. Canadian musician Grimes has been announced as the face of the campaign, in a move to ensure the collection stretches its appeal to a new breed of consumer. The […]

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Vegan Mules You Can Wear All Day…And Night!

Long gone are the days of the dreaded stiletto or plain ballet flats. A happy medium is found in mules! Here’s our pick of vegan friendly mules, perfect to wear all day and into the night – without a sore foot in sight. 1. Paula Vegan-Suede Mules by Zette– $159.00 These black suede mules are […]

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Ireland to ban fur

Ireland Joins Growing List Of Countries Banning Fur

News out of Ireland has them set to be the 15th country in the EU to phase out the barbaric practice of fur farming. A national poll late last year showed four in five people backed an end to fur farming and while the proposed legislation is still to be confirmed, mainstream Irish press has […]

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Don’t Miss Sascha Camilli’s New Vegan Style Bible

There’s no shortage of vegan cookbooks on the market but when it comes to vegan style, you have to do a little more legwork to find all the information you need. Until now that is! Sascha Camilli is a journalist, fashion editor and dedicated vegan who’s put together the ultimate guide to vegan style. Over […]

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5 Ways To Wear Checked Trousers (No Golf Required)

It’s rarely sensible style that gets you noticed, so if you don’t want to fade into the background, you need to be a little brave. If you’re unsure about this season’s checkered trousers, don’t be! We’re here to show you how these cool plaid bottoms can brighten any outfit. 1. High-waisted grey check trousers in […]

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Prada Pushes Into Sustainable Style

Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing designer brands getting behind sustainable fashion. The week has started well with luxury brand Prada announcing a step in the sustainable direction. When Miuccia Prada took over the reins of the brand in 1978, she oversaw the debut of its iconic nylon backpacks and totes. Forty-odd years on and […]

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5 Belt Trends (And Their Vegan Options) For Winter

Whether you’re dressing up your favourite pair of jeans or accessorising your winter maxi dresses, these belts can be worn in a way that suits the occasion. Best of all, they’re vegan and can be purchased today. 1. Off-White Industrial Belt – $270 First shown at A/W16, Off-White’s industrial belt has becomes a stand out […]

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Breaking News – Kim Kardashian West Announces That She’s Replaced All Her Fur with Faux Fur

Known for her love of fur, Kim Kardashian West has announced she’ll no longer be wearing the real thing. Instead she has had all her existing and loved coats recreated with faux fur. Simple! Kim made the announcement to her 141 million followers via Instagram, where she captioned a photo of her five-year-old daughter, North, […]

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