The Vegan Closet: You Won’t Believe What Vegans Wear!

Guest post by Krystal Camilleri, animal rights campaigner and owner of the vegan boutique Vegan Scout

Vegans believe that humans, as a species, do not have a right to exploit and kill animals for their own means. Vegans support this cause in a practical sense by consuming a plant-based diet to avoid the brutal killing and exploitation of animals for meat, eggs and dairy. They also avoid animal cruelty by wearing clothes made from organic fabrics that don’t involve the use of animal skin or products. 

So practicing veganism doesn’t only involve a temporary change in your diet. Instead, veganism is about adapting a lifestyle choice that is as morally ethical as is practically possible. 

So, what clothes find space inside the vegan closet?   

What do Vegans Wear?

How many times have you seen a person wear a vegan slogan t shirt and wondered what it’s made from? There are high chances that the vegan slogan t-shirt you saw was made from an environmentally friendly and cruelty free organic fabric. 

In general, vegan clothing includes garments which do not contain any animal products at all. Below is a list of the natural fabrics which are highly popular among vegans for good reason. 

Linen

Linen is a well-liked fabric. The best part about it is that it gets softer and stronger with more usage, so it is a long-lasting fabric. Linen can also absorb moisture levels up to 20% of its weight before it starts to feel damp. This makes linen a perfect choice for vegans who live in high humidity areas. 

Moreover, unlike fabrics like wool (which involve animal cruelty), linen dries much more quickly. If you wear clothes made from linen, they easily release moisture into the air and keep you dry and cool. This is why linen is a very popular fabric in countries with hotter weather conditions. Linen is also known to be a non-allergenic fabric so it’s ideal for people with sensitive skin. 

Another impressive fact about linen is that it is environmentally friendly to grow. Linen crops actually require fewer fertilizers and pesticides to grow. The fabric is also biodegradable and recyclable. All these qualities make linen a perfect vegan fabric.

Organic Cotton

The next type of fabric that finds its way inside the closet of a vegan is organic cotton. Organic cotton is cotton which is grown without the use of harmful chemicals. As a result, it does not have any damaging effects on the environment. 

Moreover, growing organic cotton is actually beneficial for the environment because it improves the soil quality and uses less water. Organic cotton is also known for being easier to clean than other fabrics. It dries faster and also feels lighter and softer against your skin. Many vegans prefer to invest in clothing made from organic cotton as this fabric is well worth the price. 

Lyocell

Lyocell is a type of material which is made from wood pulp. It is produced through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process which re-uses production chemicals. This fabric is also easily recyclable and biodegradable which add to the reason of its appeal to vegans. Its incredible wicking abilities also keep the skin dry.

The best part about the fabric lyocell is that it is naturally wrinkle-free. Lyocell is a great alternative to silk because it feels very soft and also drapes well. Furthermore, lyocell can be easily washed or dyed. Lyocell is a fabric that can be made available in any colour you like, plus can be woven to mimic the qualities of various fabrics like wool, leather, and suede. 

SeaCell

The next popular vegan fabric worth mentioning is SeaCell. SeaCell is manufactured by grounding dried seaweed and introducing it into cellulose fiber. This material has a very porous structure which makes it a great breathable fabric. It is also a perfect choice of fabric for keeping yourself cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

The brown algae that is a component of this material is very good for the skin. It has many important benefits like activating cell regeneration, re-mineralizing skin, reducing inflammation and soothing itchiness. These skin benefits are the reason why vegans like to make this innovative fabric a part of their wardrobe. 

Modal Made from Beech Tree Fibre

Modal is a type of rayon fabric which is made from renewable fibre of beech trees. As the base material in this fabric is obtained from a natural source, this fabric is considered to be a ‘natural synthetic’.

Another notable quality of this fabric is that it does not need to be ironed. Modal is a wrinkle-free fabric and it is often referred to as “artificial silk.” It is a very silky and smooth fabric and generally drapes and dyes well.

Unlike fabrics like wool, the structure of modal fabric does not get weakened by exposure to water. This means clothes made from modal fabric will retain their shape and strength long into the future. 

Last Few Words

Choosing environmentally friendly fabrics in clothing is not as easy as it seems. 

Certain well-known fabrics that contain animal products, like leather, fur and wool, are easy to avoid. However, other fabrics may contain animal components that are not very simple to identify. It’s important for clothing brands to responsibly include detailed labels on their garments. Labels detailing the fabric’s components will help consumers make wiser decisions that are aligned with their vegan ethics. 

We hope this article has helped to introduce you to some new and impressive vegan fabrics. The next time you head out to buy a team vegan shirt, remember to double check that the fabric it’s made from is also vegan. This way, you can proudly wear your vegan shirt knowing you played your part in a kinder world and a cleaner environment. 

Author Bio:

Like most vegans, Vegan Scout founder Krystal Camilleri has an intense desire to empower humans to embrace a vegan lifestyle and create a cruelty-free, sustainable future. While living in North Queensland, Australia (aka Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest territory), and operating a boutique marketing agency, Krystal set out to develop a brand with a purpose. Vegan Scout have a wide range of vegan women’s clothing as well as men clothing. It is a brand that is kind to the planet that supported her values and had the potential to accelerate one of the most important social justice and environmental movements of our time – veganism. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the products we buy and the businesses we support, every choice we make is a statement.

Eco-Mischief​ back in stock

Being rude has never been so ethical
Fully restocked and now up to a size XL. 
The only naughty bit about these t-shirts is the slogan… All organic cotton and ethically sourced using natural eco dyes only.

Bring out your mischievious side and choose the slogan T-shirt that says it best for you!

See the full organic cotton slogan t-shirt collection here

Up to no good

I’ve been on the caffeine again! Here I am customising another vintage denim jacket. I love getting messy and creating something new out of something old. Reworking & up cycling vintage clothing is a passion of mine and the fact that I get to do it as my job is pretty cushty!

Been on the Caffeine again!
Been on the caffeine again!As well as making a mess and giving the walls a splash of colour, I’ve been busy painting vintage denim jackets. Revamped, reworked and revived, they’re in store now and ready to RoCk n RoLL!https://www.thestellarboutique.com/product-category/fashion/clothing/…
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I also offer a unique personalised customisation service where you can have pretty much anything you like on pretty much anything you like! See the ‘Customised your jacket‘ details here.

Turning Japanese

This lovely lady bought one of my vintage Japanese Kimonos at the weekend and has just sent me these fabulous photos! She had been looking for an original, full length silk kimono in purple for a long time and luckily enough our paths crossed! Here it is being worn so beautifully and traditionally in all its glory. Thanks krys, absolutely stunning 💜

Splash and dribble

Having a Jackson Pollock kinda day!


Having a Jackson Pollock kind of day
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Custom clothing made to order. Check out my custom fashion collection here or have something personalised and made especially for you, see here for full details… Customise your jacket

Stellar customers

Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than seeing my gorgeous customers in their Stellar buys 🤩 I had the pleasure of meeting this beauty at Knutsford Makers Market at the weekend. She kitted herself out in my custom vintage, and just how good does she look! 
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Remember peeps, keep tagging your new clobber on Instagram @thestellarboutique to feature on my page and enter into a draw for a Stellar voucher ✨ 
(and make a humble vintage seller very happy) 

P R I D E

Pride. You were incredible 🌈 
What a fantastic few days, so proud to have been part of and supported such a beautiful cause. I met some amazing people and had an absolute ball. Huge thanks to my fabulous helper @localhotelparking 
I couldn’t have done without you chica 😘
#onelove @manchesterpride .

Prepping for Pride

Late night sessions have been the order of the week getting the last of these ‘loud & proud’ custom tees ready for Manchester Pride this weekend 🙌🏼🌈

So excited to be bringing my boutique to the heart of Manchester for the ultimate party in celebration of LOVE!  
All ready to go! Come and find me in the Gay Village for a bargain and a boogie, I’ll be there spreading the love with my vintage spangles and bangles ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Power To The Peaceful

Our original vintage military range, customised and reworked to promote love not war, are now back in stock and ready for some action!

Get yours here before they’re gone…

Reworked vintage military fashion