You can't fail to have noticed that vegan food is a hot topic right now as many people consider the food industry's sustainability. This is by no means surprising when we are facing a climate crisis.
Most of us are already aware of the importance of a plant-based diet. Did you also know that plant-based fashion is an up and coming trend? After all, veganism is not just a fad diet. It is an identity. Veganism is much more than just the food you eat. It forms the basis of how you live every part of your life.
Plant-based fashion provides many benefits for consumers, designers, and the world around them. Plant-based clothing is made ethically and sustainably without compromising on quality or style.
But isn't plant-based clothing just another name for vegan clothing?
This is a widespread misconception. Veganism is the new black. From food to fashion, the trend influences what we eat and wear. However, in textiles, it's less about tofu and nooch and more about backing environmentally friendly apparel. Both plant-based and vegan clothing is based on ethical principles, supporting animal rights and fighting against cruelty and abuse. Whilst it's true that, like vegan fashion, plant-based fashion won't include fur, silk, wool, suede, feathers or leather, there is a little more to it than that.
One of the critical differences is that, unlike vegan clothing, plant-based clothing also avoids using environmentally-damaging materials made from plastics. Plastic is derived from fossil fuels and has justifiably been demonised in recent years. Plant-based clothing is made sustainably entirely from plants and won't contain polyester, nylon, or polyurethane.
What materials are used in the production of plant-based clothing?
Some of the most popular materials include organic cotton, bamboo and hemp, which are 100% biodegradable and help reduce climate impact.
These materials are also known for being durable, breathable, and low-maintenance. In other words, everything fashion should be.
Why choose plant-based fashion?
Right now, the fashion world is facing a pretty severe problem. The fashion industry is a massive contributor to pollution. Globally. Many fashion manufacturers use non-sustainable materials, animal products, and toxic and potentially dangerous chemicals in their clothing.
Therefore choosing plant-based fashion makes a great deal of sense.
The benefits include:
- Plant-based clothing doesn't contain plastics.
- Plant-based clothing is non-toxic.
- Plant-based clothing is cruelty-free. Choosing plant-based apparel helps save thousands of animals from death and painful practices every year.
- Plant-based clothing lasts and looks great!
- Plant-based clothing is helping change the world for the better.
- Choosing plant-based clothing means you are helping reduce the fashion industry's negative impact on Mother Earth.
The change starts with you, the consumer.
Fashion shouldn't just be about looking good. It should also be about doing good, planting seeds to benefit future generations. It's also about feeling good, knowing that the clothing you wear is helping to reduce the damage the fashion industry is inflicting on the planet. It's a movement, a change in how we all view fashion.
The movement started with ethical, eco-conscious people who wanted to keep the planet beautiful—it continues with people like you.