Vegan friendly fashion - what you need to know

Living a cruelty free lifestyle is becoming more and more popular, as people realise the torturer animals have to go through to produce garments, it's no wonder!  We know about vegan food and make up, but what about clothing? Cruelty free fashion doesn't have to be ill fitting tunics and fashion reject bags and it's probably easier to buy than you think! Always check the label before you buy,  everyone knows leather and fur are obviously a no no for animal friendly shopping, here are some other materials to avoid that you might not have considered...

Silk - silk is the fibre that silkworms weave to make cocoons, the silkworms are steamed or gassed alive inside their cocoons and make a pound of silk takes around 3000 silkworms. They also produce endorphins and can feel pain. Nylon and polyester are a great alternative to silk and are much cheaper too! 
Cashmere - cashmere is the soft undercoat found under cashmere goats and is often marketed as a 'luxury'  fabric. It can be very stressful for the goat to have their cashmere sheared and of course takes away their warmth which can lead to illness. 
Angora - angora is sourced from angora rabbits for things like jumpers and scarves, and so often the way they do it is heartbreaking. Ripping the fur from live rabbits, the rabbits are left in agony, screaming in pain. Many high street shops have banned angora but make sure you check the label!
Wool - Many people think wool is fine as it's sheared from the sheep without killing it but the reality is that the farmers are under pressure to get through as many sheep as they can which leads to carelessness. Often the razor cuts into the sheep and isn't treated, which leaves the poor sheep open to infection and in pain. There are lots of alternatives to wool such as polyester fleece and cotton flannel. 
Materials that are OK to buy include cotton, polyester, rayon, denim and linen. There are so many good alternatives these days there really is no excuse to kill animals and put them through torture for the sake of a jumper!  Everything on daze is animal friendly but sites such as ASOS have filters in the search options to make it easier to shop cruelty free clothing. Are there any animal friendly shops you know of? Feel free to share in the comments xx

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