What comes to mind when you think of cruelty-free vegan fashion?
I tend to visualize drabby colors, dingy fabrics and cheap, plastic-y looking “pleather” handbags. While that might have been the case a while back, times are changing my loves!
There are SO many companies doing big things in the fashion world that do not involve leather or the skin of dead animals. Again, we have make an effort and connect the dots with not only where our food comes from, but our clothes and accessories too. Watch this powerful video with Stella McCartney, exposing the leather industry.
Leather is not worth the harm it causes, especially with the high quality alternatives that are available to us.
I’m far from perfect in this area and feel like there are so many layers to the vegan lifestyle that take time to process and sort through. While I no longer buy leather, silk, wool or anything made from animals, I know there are many sides to the fashion world that we as consumers do not see. Today we are focusing on the ethical aspect and this amazing Vegan Leather Backpack from Mechaly.
Isn’t it perfect?! (PLUS – I got you a pretty sweet discount code for 35% off!! See Below!!)
The detail, the gold zippers and hardware, the versatility, the whole look of it – I love everything about this backpack!! Just in time for back to school too 🙂 It’s one of those magical backpacks where you can fit an endless amount of things in. Great for traveling, studying, going to work, etc. I love it for long weekends or just going to work at a coffee shop down the street.
Mechaly is all about design, fashion, the environment, social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, authenticity and of course, being a voice for animals. Since 2014, Mechaly has been committed to using cruelty free materials. Their mission is to take animals out of the equation. Mechaly is proud to be certified vegan by Vegan.org and a PETA approved cruelty free vegan brand. I love how they are helping to pave the way by steering conscious consumers in a new direction that doesn’t harm our animal friends.
Count me in!!
I’m so excited to have collaborated with Mechaly because I got an AMAZING discount code for 35% off!!!
Use code at checkout: SALE 35
With amazing bags, jewelry and accessories that are stylish but also support a higher cause, it’s no question that we all need to support companies like Mechaly.
I hope you guys can appreciate this post as it’s the first of a “fashion-y” type post here on the blog, but I love the Mechaly message and I especially love their bags! There are so many aspects to the vegan lifestyle and ethical fashion is most definitely one of them, and one we need to think of more often.
Let me know what you guys think! What are your favorite vegan fashion brands?!
Mechaly Black Vegan Leather Backpack (more colors here), Forever21 Top, old (similar here) Articles of Society Black Skinny Jeans, Rose Gold Sunglasses, Billabong Strappy Sandals, old (similar here and here)