10 Animal Compassionate Fashion Designers

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According to Cry of the Innocent, “Every year there are over 50 million animals killed just for fashion.” Animals should never have to suffer for our fashion statements and you should never have to sacrifice your unique style and fun trends. Thankfully, you don't have to! There many amazing and often affordable humane fashion options that are becoming easily accessible. Did you know that faux leathers and other animal-free products are more environmentally sustainable than the alternative? The process of manufacturing real leathers and furs is impractical, expensive and extremely violent and inhumane.

Want to start wearing humane and cruelty-free fashion? Take a look at the 10 Animal Compassionate Fashion Designers below!

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

1. Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney believes that it is the job of the fashion designers to change the way we think about fashion and where the materials come from. She believes in creating sustainable fashion not only for the animals but also for the environment. Her collection offers a beautiful cruelty free array of clothing and products for women, men and children. 

 
Hannah Weiland

Hannah Weiland

2. SHRIMP

Hannah Weiland is the founder of SHRIMP fashion. She believes in beautiful sustainable textiles and produces pieces that are “forward-thinking” for the customer without sacrificing innocent animal lives. Her fashion label is based out of London and primarily focuses on women’s clothing and faux furs. 

 
Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani

3. ARMANI

Giorgio Armani is a well-known high-end fashion designer who has committed to ending fur trade. His related brands include Giorgio Armani, Armani Prive, and AX Armani Exchange. “Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company is now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the environment and animals.”

 
 Inder Bedi 

 Inder Bedi 

4. MATT & NAT

Matt & Nat was founded by Inder Bedi & Manny Kohli and their company focuses on authentic and beautiful cruelty free hand bags that are sustainable and eco-friendly. They use recycled materials such as nylons, cardboard, rubber, cork and plastic bottles. They are committed to not using any type of animal based product and focus on the motto "Live beautifully."  

 
Anja and Sandra Umann

Anja and Sandra Umann

5. UMASAN

Umasan is an ethical vegan fashion company that is based out of Berlin. Sisters Anja and Sandra Umann founded the line out of their passion for nature and holistic sustainability. Their collection offers androgynous cloaks, pants and tunics.

 
Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart

6. VAUTE COUTURE

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgard founded Vaute Couture which is to be considered, “the world’s first all vegan fashion brand”. This Brooklyn based fashion company works only with exclusive high-end organic and recycled fibers to create coats, gowns, sweaters and swimsuits. She is an activists who believes in the mission of taking animals out of fashion. 

 
Rogan Gregory

Rogan Gregory

7. LOOMSTATE

Loomstate is a fashion company that believes, “clothing supply chains from cotton farm to fashion house can support sustainable clothing production”. Rogan Gregory, the founder, believes that clothing can bind the community together through local sourcing of materials and valued partnerships can create a sustainable system socially and environmentally. The collection consists of sustainable materials for women, men and children.

 
Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen

8. OLSENHAUS

Elizabeth Olsen founded the vegan shoe company, Olsenhaus, and is based out of New York. She believes in being a voice for animals and the environment and promoting awareness to the fashion industry about the cruelty that goes on. The company offers cruelty free vegan shoes that are functional, sustainable and cruelty free. 

 
Dalia Macphee

Dalia Macphee

9. DALIA MACPHEE

Dalia MacPhee is the founder of the Dalia Machpee Clothing Company. Her company is 95% vegan and cruelty free. Her collection primarily consists of gowns while focusing on designing pieces that are not only beautiful but affordable as well. She believes in creating compassionate clothing for those who care about the plant.

 
Julia Ahrens

Julia Ahrens

10. MIAKODA

Julia Ahrens founded Miakoda on a platform that strives to protect animals, the environment and labor rights. Her collections offer everyday essentials such as sweatpants and loungewear. All of the products are eco-friendly, vegan, organic and made in the U.S.A.