Cruelty-Free Winter Fashion

To keep warm during the cold season, here are some companies that offer clothing and accessories without animal by-products (fur, leather, down, wool):

Vaute Couture
(animal-free clothing, coats and accessories)

Matt & Nat
(animal-free shoes, boots and bags)

Native
(cruelty-free shoes and boots)

Chlorophylle
(outerwear and several synthetic coat options)

Patagonia
(clothing and outerwear, Fairtrade certified synthetic fibers, ecological and organic cotton)

MEC
(environmentally conscious company, committed to fair trade. Several choices of synthetic fibers available)

Kamik
(environmentally conscious company – various programs aimed at reducing carbon footprint. Many choices of boots)

Wully Outerwear
(vegan coats, made in Toronto)

Moo Shoes
(wide selection of vegan shoes and boots. Located in NYC and LA)

The North Face
(several choices of synthetic fibers, accessible)

Twik by Simons
(ethically sourced, several synthetic options available)

Columbia
(widely available – many choices of synthetic fibers)

Helly Hansen
(widely available – many choices of synthetic fibers)

 

Two gold mines for more cruelty-free discoveries: Etsy online marketplace and local second-hand shops.

 


 

mn_gingras_bio_2inMarie-Noël Gingras

Marie-Noël Gingras works in the Department of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA. In the past few years, she has collaborated on numerous projects related to animal rights and welfare (the Vert et Fruité and Vegan Portraits blogs, the Montreal Vegan Festival), as well as collaborated with the Défi végane 21 jours book, published in spring 2016 (Éditions Trécarré). You can follow her on Facebook.