• 3 Hot And Cruelty-Free Fashion Brands

    3 Hot Cruelty-Free Fashion Brands

    If you’re a compassionate, ahimsic soul, like many yogis are, but you also longingly pore over fashion mag after fashion mag, then you’re all too familiar with the ever-so-challenging search for chic, cruelty-free clothing and accessories. I, for one, have spent hours scouring the internet in often ill-fated attempts to uncover stylish shoes and handbags that don’t look like they belong on grandma (my grandma, allow me to say, was effortlessly chic at all times. It’s just a statement — forgive me, Nana!).

    Over the years, I’ve stumbled upon a handful of cruelty-free brands that offer well-made, beautiful designs and never use animal products. You simply cannot ask for more.

    Matt & Nat (www.mattandnat.com)

    This vegan line uses high quality synthetics and fabrics made from recycled plastics to create classic handbags and accessories.  They’ve also collaborated with Apple to offer an exclusive line of environmentally friendly computer carryalls.


    MooShoes (www.mooshoes.com)

    MooShoes is an on-line retailer and one-of-a-kind NYC vegan shopping haven. They carry skillfully designed brands, like Novacas and Cri de Coeur, that will satisfy even the most difficult to please fashionista.



    Olsenhaus (www.olsenhaus.com)

    Olsenhaus was founded in 2008 and quickly gained popularity. One look at their collections, and the rise to success is none too surprising. Plus, they boast leading celebrity clients like Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway. Check out the Fall 2012 lookbook at . I’m particularly excited about the Moon ankle boot and Shift wedge for the approaching autumnal months.

    Fall is right around the corner, and if it’s time for a few additions to your wardrobe, why not check out these designers and consider a stylish AND compassionate purchase? Happy shopping!

  • Megan Huylo
    Megan is a plant-based health and wellness buff, flip-flop hoarder, and avid runner and yoga practitioner. After surviving cancer as a kid, she emerged permanently passionate about health and fitness and hopes to inspire the same passion within others. She lives in New York City where she enjoys plant-based cooking, smiling at strangers, and drinking too much kombucha. Her blog, www.hauteahimsa.com, focuses on a plant-based diet, compassionate lifestyle, and how easy it is to practice both without sacrificing taste and style. Megan is the author of the Beyond the Yoga Mat blog on DoYouYoga.com.
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